Are you expecting a baby? Do you want to have a pregnancy test? Have you heard about home pregnancy test? Actually, if you suspect that you are pregnant, then you should check it. Many wives are taking a home pregnancy tests first. In present days, over-the-counter home pregnancy kits provide privacy and fast results. And they are easy to use. These home pregnancy kits can detect pregnancy as soon as six days after conception or one day after a missed menstrual period. Actually, this is a major advantage in allowing wives to seek the earliest prenatal care possible.
But do you know hoouw do pregnancy tests work? It detect the presence of a hormone produced by pregnant women after conception. Let’s see how the home pregnancy test is working. You should follow the directions carefully.
You can test the urine in one of these three ways as Pregnancy Test
-In you urine stream, you can hold the test’s stick, or
-You can collect urine in a cup and then can dip the test’s stick into it, or
-You can collect urine in a cup and can use a dropper to put urine into another container.
You can follow one of above ways and you need to wait for few minutes for the result. The results may show up as a line and a colour. Some digital tests make the words like “pregnant” or “not pregnant” also. Now you should know the meaning of “positive” and “negative” results.
If you get a positive result at your pregnancy test, you are pregnant. And you may want to call your doctor to talk about what comes next. But sometimes, it gives a false-positive results, but it is very rare. This can be happened if blood or protein is present in your urine. If you get a negative result, then you are not pregnant. Now you may think how accurate home pregnancy tests are. Actually, 99% of these home tests are accurate. But inaccurate results may be more frequent due to improper usage, use of a product past its expiration date, exposure of the test to sunlight, and the presence of cancer in the user. However, you should follow the package instructions exactly for results to be accurate. You can buy a home pregnancy test in a pharmacy without a prescription. In Sri Lanka, we are not much talking about this topic, but if all women make aware abt that, then it will make their lives easy, especially for getting ready for pregnancy time period.