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A bit fiddly for me
Reveal Home Pregnancy Test
Member Name: nimnim
Reveal Home Pregnancy Test
Date: 26/08/12, updated on 12/01/13 (48 review reads)
Advantages: It worked
Disadvantages: Very fiddly
Reveal Home Pregnancy Test - available online from £1.10 (I purchased this from my local independent chemists, and paid £5.99 for a two pack)
OK so this pregnancy test is one of the more fiddly to use. The individual test is contained in a silver foil water tight packet with a pack of silica gel.
When I fist bought this test I hadn't realised that is would just contain a strip that was a few inches long, and a pot that you would have to pee into. The idea is that you then pop the strip in the pot to soak up the urine. There are clear indicators on the test to show you which end to put downwards, and a line that you must not get urine above. Then you have to wait a few minutes for the test to do its thing.
The test is used to pick up on early signs of pregnancy, and will detect HCG hormone in a woman's urine. I don't think that they are sensitive enough to pick up on the hormone before a missed period however. The box they come in is pink in colour, and is in long thin (ish) box.
If the test has one blue line then you are not pregnant, and of there are two then you are. For me this test was particularly fiddly, as being the clever bunny I am I was in the pub on a Friday night panicking, and trying to hide the fact that I was endlessly drinking orange juices. (Even going so far as to tip a vodka and orange down the sink that someone kindly bought me). To avoid this going on much longer I felt I should take the test. So imagine me, a busy pub toilet, and a small cup of pee - waiting for the little stick to soak up....
Makes me shudder just to think of it, and yet so funny.
Anyway, for me the test was a bit on the fiddly side, and had I realised what the package contained I would have shelled out the extra few pounds to get a more substantial 'stick' that I am more familiar with. I imagine they are much better when used in the comforts of ones own bathroom, and it you are trying for a baby, and therefore regularly testing than the money saved would be well worth it, however for a Friday night they may have been a bit on the ambitious side.
Summary: Too fiddly for me
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