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Online Pregnancy Test
Are you pregnant? How do you know? When should you test? These questions go through thousands of women's minds daily yet few have the correct answers. The easiest way to test if you’re pregnant is through a home pregnancy test. You'll receive fast quick answers in the privacy of your own home.
There are numerous signs that you may be pregnant. The most often and most noticeable is missing a period. If you've been planning to get pregnant, the first day of your expected period is the day you can start taking a home pregnancy test. Morning sickness is another sign you're pregnant. Only about 50% of pregnant women will get morning sickness. Other signs that you may be pregnant include breast soreness, headaches, bloating, and vaginal discharge. Each will have a varying degree and don't always accompany pregnancy in all women.
Home pregnancy tests are designed to detect the chemical hCG, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. Taking the tests is simple. For more, simply hold the strip (or cup) in your urine stream for 5 to 10 seconds. Also for more tests, you'll need to hold your urine for up to 4 hours to receive the most accurate reading of hCG in your system. Blood tests are the most accurate way to determine if you are pregnant. Contrary to popular belief, urine tests at the doctor's office is not anymore accurate than one purchased at a store although the chance of receiving an error during the test from user mistakes is less frequent.
There are many places to purchase home pregnancy tests. Wal-Mart, Target, or any other major retail chain usually carries a full line of discount pregnancy tests. Discount drug store chains such as CVS and Wal-Green's or a local pharmacy are other alternatives for local purchases. The benefits of ordering locally are fairly obvious. The purchase will be quick and easy while allowing you to take the test the same day you buy it. You can also order home pregnancy tests online at DrugStore.com, Amazon, or Pink Apple. Ordering online has several benefits as well. You will normally save money via an online purchase via no sales tax, lower prices, etc. Online ordering also allows for more privacy if you live in a smaller town where "everyone knows your name."
Essentially, home pregnancy tests are no more accurate than those provided by your physician. Listen to the symptoms, take a home test, and then speak to a qualified professional to plan out the remaining steps.
About the Author: Frank Drummond is a freelance writer from Cleveland, OH with a specialization in the health, sports, and technology fields. He can be contacted at frankdrummond63 ( at ) yahoo.com. This article on pregnancy test was written on behalf of Pink Apple.