The Home Pregnancy Test
Buying a home pregnancy test is almost as exciting as buying that first baby grow or socks, then seeing the positive result appear is a moment you’ll never forget, in fact I would not put it past you if you bought a second test just to make sure. The test detects a hormone called human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in your urine, they are very accurate.
How early can I use one?
From the day your period is due, in theory, around two weeks after conception. The hormone will be more concentrated in your urine first thing in the morning, though you can take one at any time of the day.
How is it used?
Read the instructions carefully and make sure that you know what the stick should look like if you are pregnant or not. Some have blue/ purple lines.
Are they accurate?
Home test kits have become extremely reliable over the past couple of decades, so if it tells you that you are pregnant, then you almost certainly are. However, it is possible to still get a positive result if you have recently had a miscarriage, as the levels of HCG hormone in your blood will not have returned to normal.
Where can I buy one?
You can get this test from all pharmacies.