Weekly Pregnancy Tests
The first thing to do when you are trying to get pregnant is to take your regular pregnancy test. These tests come in different types and brands. You can buy them at drugstores or online.
They usually cost between $5-$15 depending on the brand. There are some things you need to look out for before taking these tests; they include how often they should be taken, what kind of bag they should use, and so forth.
If you have had unprotected sexual relations with someone else during the last three months, then it is best to wait until after those three months before getting tested. If you did not get tested within those time frames, then you might want to start testing now. Also, if there is any chance that you may be pregnant (for example, if you were using condoms), then it would be better to get tested right away rather than waiting for a few days later.
There are other reasons why you might want to get tested sooner rather than later. For instance, if you have been having irregular periods and don’t know why, then it is best to get tested immediately. Another reason could be that you think that something is wrong with your body and need immediate medical attention.
So, the decision about whether or not to get tested depends on many factors such as your situation and personal preferences.
The First Response kit is a product of North Coast Diagnostics. It’s available in drugstores and big-box stores such as CVS, Target, and Walgreens. You can also buy it online.
This test has an advantage over other tests in that it is shipped to you automatically, meaning that you won’t have to wait in line at the store to get your hands on it. It measures the exact levels of the hCG hormone in your urine to tell you whether or not you are pregnant. It can detect pregnancy two days before your period is supposed to start. If your period is more than a week late, they say to wait a few days and then test again. You can find all this information (and more!) on their FAQ page.
First Response offers two different versions of their product for sale: the standard pack and the extra pack. The standard pack comes with 10 tests. The extra pack comes with 20 tests along with an instructional DVD and a pregnancy week-by-week book.
They also sell a fertility monitor on their website, and they offer free shipping on all orders over $25.
The Answer test is made by the same company that makes First Response.
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