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If you're finding yourself walking into your local drug store and walking down the aisle of feminine products, trying to figure out what pregnancy test is the most accurate, you're not alone. So many different companies have now developed tests that they claim are more effective and provide faster results. The prices range greatly, so you're more inclined to spend more thinking that a more expensive brand will definitely be better. However, they're all based on the same factors and chemicals. They all require you to urinate on a stick. You'd think that they'd find a better way to give a woman good news other than making her drink several glasses of water just to have the urge to use the bathroom. Perhaps someday, the drugstores will have a different type of pregnancy test. Until then, you can walk up and down the aisle and rest assured that the many manufacturers who make these tests all use the same technology. You can make the decision as to how much you want to spend on purchasing a test. Some women will spend massive amounts of money purchasing a variety of these tests, hoping that different brands will provide different answers. The facts will still remain the same - if you're pregnant, that's not going to change depending on a simple brand.

A home pregnancy test uses urine to detect if hormones are present, but usually, this can only be done a week or more after a missed period. If taken too soon, the hormone will not yet be at a high enough level to be detected. Some tests do state, however, that you use first morning urine, because it is more concentrated and will have the largest amount of hormones present.

Pregnancy tests are very accurate when used correctly. But, remember, they must be used at the right time of the month. Too early, and a false negative result will occur, due to the need for the pregnancy hormone to be present in a high enough quantity for the stick to measure. If the menstrual period is two weeks late, and the test is still negative, an appointment with the doctor might be indicated.

Some women are now using the online test. This test does not provide a definite yes or no answer, but it does help to determine if the woman should go to her doctor or to her local drugstore to have a real test that is official. This may seem like a waste of time to some people, but the online pregnancy test does potential mothers a great service. The online tests help women focus on the actual symptoms of pregnancy without the anticipation of a definite yes or no answer. The test helps a woman decide if she should test further.

What does a woman do when she takes a home pregnancy test and it indicates that she is pregnant. The tests are on average a dependable inexpensive way to confirm a pregnancy. They are very reasonably priced, and are very similar to the urine pregnancy tests used by physician's offices. However most women decide to go and see their doctor to determine the next course of action. Guess what? The first thing the nurse does on her arrival is ask for another pregnancy test - no different to the one she has already taken, except that this one incurs a doctor's fee.

Trevor Kassulke owns and operates Care During Pregnancy


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