Whether you are trying to have a baby or you are delaying having one, missing a period could be quite an experience. This is especially true for those who have their monthly period regularly and never miss it. I am actually undergoing this experience as I have been quite concerned for the past 2 months. I have heard of countless stories about women being on the pill and yet conceiving. So the first thing that I do when I miss a period is to get a pregnancy test kit – the one you can use at home.
I could always go to the doctor and have a blood test done but this usually costs 2 or 3 times more than the home kit. Does the home kit work though? Of course! The problem actually might be that you would have countless choices to choose from – which one works best? Which one is most reliable?
The best thing to do would be to consult your local pharmacist. They would certainly know which products are the most popular and reliable. You can also check with your network of girl friends who may have more experience in this respect. Personally, though, I have found most brands to work quite reliably. I never really dwelled much on the brand name. I’d simply go to the drugstore and get several packets of different brands and use them all. That way, I feel that I have all bases covered. Then again, if you really want to be sure, then the best course would be to go visit the doctor and pay the extra cost.
Originally posted on March 15, 2008 @ 11:18 pm