Besides a skipped period, there are some other signs and symptoms of early pregnancy. They include:
If you're showing more than one of these in addition to your missed period, taking a home pregnancy test will help put your mind at ease.If you have reason to suspect you might be pregnant, a home pregnancy test is the quickest and easiest way to determine whether or not you are pregnant.
Home pregnancy tests are the fastest and most private way to determine whether or not you might be pregnant. They are widely available in drug stores, grocery stores and other discount stores. Even some dollar stores have been known to carry their own affordable brands. If you can afford the weight, you can also find cheap pregnancy tests online. However, if you're looking for an immediate answer, going to the store and purchasing a test would be the quickest option. You do not need a doctor's prescription as they are available over the counter. While they range in price, home pregnancy tests are an affordable way to determine pregnancy.
Home pregnancy tests measure the presence of hCG, a hormone present during pregnancy. Most tests can detect the presence of hCG as early as the first day of your missed period. Some claim to offer earlier results as well. However, if you get a negative result and still don't have your period within a week, it would be wise to take another test. If you are still receiving a negative result without the arrival of your period, you need to contact your health care provider.
When you go to buy your home pregnancy test, you might feel overwhelmed with the choices. Here are a few that are currently on the market with some comparable information that includes how soon after your missed period you can take the test, whether or not First Morning Urine (FMU) is required, how long the results take to appear and the important contact information. More tests are on the market so be sure to do your research before buying a test!
|Name||Day of |
|Accuclear||Day 1||Any Urine||3 minutes||1-800-899-7353|
|Answer Early Result||Day 1 or |
|Any Urine||3 Minutes||1-800-833-9532|
|Baby Test/New Choice||Day 1||FMU||1-3 Minutes||1-800-351-0177|
|Clearblue Easy Digital||Day 1||Any Urine||3 Minutes||1-800-321-EASY (3279)|
|E.P.T. Certainty||Day 1||Any Urine||3 Minutes||1-800-378-1783|
|First Response Early Result||Day 1 or |
|Any Urine||3 Minutes||1-800-367-6022|