In majority of instances, a home pregnancy test is all you need to confirm your pregnancy. However, there are many who feel that it should be confirmed professionally or they may not have access to home pregnancy tests.
Whatever the reason, there are various ways to get your pregnancy confirmed professionally.
You can get your pregnancy confirmed by a professional at most pharmacies, family planning centres or your GP's surgery. A positive or negative result is obtained by checking for the presence of the pregnancy hormone hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin) which is produced by the growing embryo about a week after conception (if you are pregnant). This hormone can be checked by testing either your urine sample or by carrying out a blood test. These tests are virtually 100% reliable and can detect pregnancy as early as seven to ten days after conception i.e. even before your perids would have been due.