Question: I’ve missed a period and I’m starting to freak out that I’m pregnant! I’m really struggling to make ends meet so I was thinking of just buying a pregnancy test at the dollar store to save money. Do you think that dollar store pregnancy tests are accurate?
Answer: Since all over-the-counter pregnancy tests use the same technology, they’re all manufactured to the same standard. Think about when you buy generic medications; the brand-name meds have the exact same ingredients in them. Brand-name pregnancy tests that you find at grocery stores and drug stores will set you back $10 to $15. So, it’s silly to pay so much for them when you get a few at just a buck apiece!
Just make sure to read the info booklet that comes with your dollar store pregnancy test, to make sure you’re using it right. If you’re still not sure whether you’re pregnant after reading your result (OR if you got a positive), it’s time to schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN.
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.