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Not only are Hoopsy’s eco-friendly pregnancy tests made from 99% responsibly sourced paper, but they don’t take up too much room in landfill and they break down in just six weeks. Hoopsy’s goal is to not only help women and their partners along their fertility journey, but also to help improve the environment. After all, with every test sold, it prevents another single-use plastic from being thrown into landfill.
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Can you have a false reading on a pregnancy test?
It’s possible to have a positive reading on a pregnancy test even if you aren’t pregnant - this is why it’s advised to wait at least a week after your period was due to have the most accurate reading.
A false positive may be because of a chemical pregnancy, where the egg is unable to implant very early on; an ectopic pregnancy, a recent miscarriage or abortion, and certain medicines or medical conditions.
It’s best to get your pregnancy confirmed by a medical professional before accepting the news to avoid any disappointment.
How soon can you do a pregnancy test?
It can be tempting to take a pregnancy test a few days after a missed period, but you should wait a week to ensure you get the most accurate result.
This is because it can take time for your body to develop the HCG (a hormone that’s released when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterus) that your pregnancy test will pick up to form a reading.
How do you use a pregnancy test?
If you’ve missed your period or are showing pregnancy-like symptoms, it’s always a good idea to take a pregnancy test.
To use, first remove the lid and place the absorbent tip directly under your urine stream for 5 seconds, being cautious not to wet the remainder of the strip, especially the display.
Wait three minutes until your results show - many pregnancy tests will simply spell out ‘pregnant’ or ‘not pregnant’ and some even display how many weeks along you are.
In others, there will be lines, with one meaning not pregnant, and two meaning pregnant.
What is the best time to get pregnant?
The best time for you to get pregnant depends entirely upon you and your monthly cycle.
The hormonal changes that happen during your cycle mean that you go through periods of higher and lower fertility, leading to a period of peak fertility which can last for around 48 hours.
Your Clearblue Ovulation Tests can help you to discover when your peak fertility days are, helping you to become pregnant naturally. Find out more here…