Pregnancy Testing

Urine and blood are the two main types of pregnancy tests. Here you'll learn about both. We'll tell you how accurate home pregnancy tests are; explain how to use them, and what the results indicate. We'll also tell you how early you can find out if you're pregnant, and more.

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Homemade Pregnancy Tests Don't Work, According to Experts

Homemade pregnancy tests with salt, vinegar, bleach, and toothpaste may be cheap and fun to try, but experts explain why taking one could cause trouble.
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The Psychology Behind Pregnancy Test Addiction

Expectant moms are taking dozens of pregnancy tests after doctors already confirmed their pregnancies. They call themselves POAS addicts (that stands for "pee on a stick").  Some say this compulsive testing is emotionally reassuring, but doctors say it can actually add stress for many moms-to-be.
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Do Bleach Pregnancy Tests Work?

The DIY pregnancy detector offers fast and easy results, but it may not be as reliable—or as safe—as traditional over-the-counter tests. 
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More Pregnancy Testing

Can a Pregnancy Test Give a False Negative?

You took an at-home pregnancy test, and it said you're not pregnant. But what are the chances you got a false negative pregnancy test result?
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Should You Get a Pregnancy Blood Test?

Wondering whether to trust an at-home pregnancy test or head to the doctor for a blood draw? Here's what you need to know if you're trying to confirm that you're pregnant.
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11 Real Moms Share Their "OMG I'm Pregnant!" Moments

These moms share the crazy moments where they realized they had a baby on the way (and how they told their partners!).