If you are having late periods there is no need to jump into immediate conclusions. There are many other factors which may be behind a delayed period. Very often we believe in the symptoms without working on the facts only to find later that all those worries and tensions could have been avoided.
As soon as a woman becomes pregnant the body starts producing a hormone called HCG. By detecting the presence of this hormone in urine, one can easily get credible information regarding pregnancy scares.
Several companies have launched home based pregnancy detection kits which can easily find out the truth behind pregnancy scares. Over the past few years much advancement has been made in the field of self use pregnancy kits making them almost 99.99% accurate. However, it is essential to follow the instructions for getting correct results. Expired kits will not provide accurate results.
If tests confirm pregnancy then the one must consult someone trustworthy and discuss the situation. Taking the help of counselors is a good way to get credible advice. If the baby is not desired, counselors will be able to suggest the best ways for proceeding ahead.
To avoid creating such situations it is better to use some kind of contraceptive methods.