Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life, even if you have been preparing for it for some time. Pregnancy can be confirmed by means of a simple test that measures the levels of the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), that are present in your urine. The test can be carried out as soon as you reach the day that your next period should have started. You can carry out a home test yourself using one of the kits available from the pharmacist. Ensure that you choose a kit that will give an accurate result this early.