Simple guide to help you understand how to use a pregnancy strip

How to use a pregnancy strip is a big question mark, especially for newbies. Take the help of this easy guide to use it the right way.
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Nikita Bhardwaj Published: 10 May 2022, 09:00 am IST
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There are so many types of pregnancy strips that are available on the market. And if you are a first-time user, it becomes all the more important to understand how to take a pregnancy strip test. Fret not, because it is no rocket science to take a pregnancy test, and this simple tutorial will help you sail through.

Take a deep breath, and learn how to use a pregnancy strip.

First of all, check which strip you have got – is it a strip with a dropper or without. Figured it out? Now learn how to use each one of these.

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Learn the right way to use a pregnancy strip. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

How to use a pregnancy strip with a dropper?

Step 1: Collect the urine sample in a clean container.
Step 2: Clean your hands before you open the pouch of the pregnancy test kit.
Step 3: Take the dropper, place it in the urine sample container, and fill the urine sample in the dropper.
Step 4: Now hold the pregnancy test strip horizontally and see on one end there is a small hole. Drop a few drops of the urine on that hole. Once the drops are soaked, position the strip vertically.
Step 5: In a minute or two the testing strip will show you the result. If you see the following, this is what it means:

  • 1 line: Negative. This means you are not pregnant
  • 2 lines: Positive. This means you are pregnant
  • No line: This means the test is null and void, and you might have to take another one

How to use a pregnancy strip without a dropper?

Step 1: Collect a sample in a clean container.
Step 2: Open the pouch with clean hands and dip it in the sample. Let the strip be in the sample for 8 to 10 seconds.
Step 3: Remove the strip from the sample and place it on a dry surface.
Step 4: Wait for a minute for the results.

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Take a proper pregnancy to confirm. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Please note: Don’t forget to discard the strip properly after using it because it can lead to infectious diseases. So, either put it in a proper container or put it back in the same pouch and close it properly, before dumping it in a bin.

Also, read: Vitamins and vaccines during pregnancy: An ob-gyn tells you all about it

Girls, if you have got too many invalid tests, don’t get hassled because sometimes these kits can act funny. Also, if you get a positive test, take another test to be double sure. And go about similarly for the negative result. Just in case you need it, don’t refrain from taking medical help.

So ladies, we hope this guide has helped you figure out how to take a pregnancy test. Glad, we can help!

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