Are you feeling pregnant? And you don’t dare to check it out. Then you can try the Home Pregnancy Test kit to verify your pregnancy and take steps to stay healthy during your pregnancy.
The at-home pregnancy test is a way to determine pregnancy by using your urine to look for HCG in your body which is about 99% effective when used as instructed. These test kits are available in most medical stores or pharmacies, and they don’t need a prescription.
Types Home Pregnancy Test Kit
Mainly, there are two types of home pregnancy tests. The most common home pregnancy test kit uses a dipstick or strip that you dip into a urine sample or hold in the urine stream. A second type uses a test device with a urine collection cup.
When should I take a pregnancy test?
For the most accurate result, it would be best to wait to take a pregnancy test until the week after your missed period. If you are pregnant, your body needs time to develop levels of HCG which takes 7 to 12 days after the successful implantation of an egg. If the test is taken too early in your menstrual cycle, you may receive an inaccurate result.
Steps for Using Pregnancy Test Kit:
Select a home pregnancy test kit
Always remember to check the kit’s expiry date and make sure that the product is newer and the box is intact.
Read the provided instruction manual inside the box
Take your time and read the provided manual instruction carefully.
Select a time for the test
It is advisable to wait for at least two days after you miss your period and then take the test.
Prepare yourself to take the test
Calm down and take your time to prepare yourself. Before taking out the test stick, you must wash your hands with soap and water.
Take the test
You can use a stopwatch to urinate on the stick for a specific time. If you are urinating directly on the stick, make sure the display is upward.
Let it stand for some time
Keep the home pregnancy test kit’s stick on a surface level, and wait for the specified amount of time.
Check the test lines or symbols to know whether you are pregnant or not, and these symbols may differ for different brands, so recheck the instructions carefully.
For every woman, the accuracy of pregnancy tests is different because:
- The days of a woman’s ovulation and menstrual cycle can change each month.
- The proper day of fertilized egg implantation is unknown.
If you take the pregnancy test at home and it’s positive, you should prepare yourself to be a good parent and take care of your health and your baby’s health. If you are not pregnant, don’t upset yourself; Just try it another day.
Have good luck 🙂