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Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests

By July 13, 2013

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I've seen this question come up a lot this week, so I thought I would weigh in. Dollar store pregnancy tests are accurate. You simply are getting a pregnancy test without the fancy packaging. These are every bit as reliable as other basic pregnancy tests at a drastic reduction in cost. Now, what you do not get with a dollar store pregnancy test is a decent set of instructions. There is nothing to say how many drops of urine or how long to wait. Nor do you get a fancy 1-800 number staffed by a nurse to answer your pregnancy test questions. (I've got some of the answers to those questions.)

I like to keep a stash of the dollar store tests because I can test easily and quickly without worrying about blowing $15 on a pregnancy test. If you've spent any time trying to conceive, it seems like breaking out a pregnancy test is a great way to bring on a late period. And, I'll admit it, I take a ton of pregnancy tests, even when they are positive. I take one daily just to help it sink in.

Do you use dollar store pregnancy tests? What about their $1 ovulation kits? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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