Be Sure You're Pregnant (Or Not)

Home pregnancy tests are easy to use: Just pee on the test stick and get the results. They're not infallible, though. Here are a few ways to maximize the accuracy of your home pregnancy test.

Tips courtesy of with positive pregnancy test

  • Wait at least a week after missing a period to take a pregnancy test.
  • Check the test's expiration date.
  • Always read the specific pregnancy test's instructions before taking the test, and follow those instructions to the letter.
  • Take your home pregnancy test first thing in the morning.
  • In most cases, you should wait 10 minutes before checking the results of your test. Again, check your specific test's directions to be sure.

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