Nowadays, you don’t really have to visit a doctor for an initial pregnancy test. You can take a first-hand test at home only. Whether, a planned or an unplanned attempt, the pregnancy test is more difficult than any other tests. It carries a lot of emotional turmoil along with fear.
Keep in mind the following tips before you take up a pregnancy test:
First-morning urine is reliable: Take up first-morning urine for a pregnancy test if you want the accurate result. Early morning urine consists of hormones that suggest whether you are really pregnant or not. Studies have also shown that if you have not urinated for past 4-5 hours, then it is suitable to take the test.
Be hands on with instructions on the kit: No matter if you have used a pregnancy kit earlier as well. It is always better to read the instructions carefully before you take up a pregnancy test. Calm down and read instructions carefully to execute the process appropriately.
Don’t take the test too early: Skipping your period and taking a pregnancy test immediately is not a solution. Even pregnancy takes the time to give its early signs. Wait for at least 2-3 days before you are sure enough that you might have conceived. It may turn up negative at early stage sometimes even though you are pregnant!
Note the time: It is necessary that we keep a record of the time and don’t go for approximations. Always carry your watch or mobile phone along with you to notice the time required to get the result. Don’t rely on what it says after the time for the test has been expired as per the instructions.
It’s okay to collect your urine in a cup: If you can’t hold on the test strip onto your urine stream don’t get dishearten or panic. You can easily collect your urine in a cup and put the strip into the collected urine to ensure the test is done properly.
In the case of doubt call the toll free number: If you are in the middle of some doubt about the reliability or any confusion regarding the test then call the toll free number given on the kit. It is just to resolve your issues and help you out in the best way possible. Don’t be hesitant to call them and inquire about the things bothering you. There will be experts or nurses who will resolve your queries in the best way possible!
Once you come out with your pregnancy result, still you should consult a doctor to ensure there are no shortfalls. Because the kits used for the test are not 100% reliable. A doctor’s help is the best solution to every problem.