Sure. It seemed like a great idea at the time. I’ll just take an early pregnancy test and then I can surprise my husband/partner with the great news.
Sure, go ahead and take a pregnancy test early but you will be kicking yourself as soon as you see that negative line. You decide to test early – maybe it’s been only 4 days past ovulation but you suddenly think that it’s a great idea to test. After all, you rationalize that the test will either be negative because it’s too early or you might even see a faint line. Maybe you don’t even test properly – peeing on the stick in the middle of the day (instead of first thing in the morning) or urinating directly on the pregnancy strip instead of placing it in a pee cup, like the instructions say. In either case, if you get a negative pregnancy test, it still leads to disappointment.
So don’t test early. Don’t test early because you want to surprise your partner on his b-day, your anniversary, National Rib-Fest Day or Pizza Delivery Man Appreciation Day.
FACTS: #1. Peeing on the stick 1 day past ovulation will not give you a positive result. #2. Trying to squint your eyes in order to see the second line, will only make you cross-eyed. #3. You just wasted $20.00 on a pregnancy test that could have been put towards alcohol.
Listen, if you’re desperate to pee on something, go find yourself a nice bush instead. Testing early on your “down there” curly is way too girly. So stop it.