Maybe you’ve been there before, maybe you haven’t and your day is coming – but any woman who has ever been “late,” is currently expecting or has given birth knows what it’s like waiting for that #MomentOfTruth.
I’ll never forget my own #MomentOfTruth and using my experience, I want to help you prepare for yours.
Don’t be afraid to take the test.
When you’re waiting for some of the biggest news of your life, time is of the essence. Approximately 8 out of 10 women first learned they were pregnant from a home pregnancy test, and nearly half said they took the test immediately after buying it. Although I did take a pregnancy test immediately after it was purchased, I delayed testing out of fear. I was afraid to know the truth and after testing and going to the doctor, I was already well over a month pregnant. Of course the possibility of being pregnant can make you nervous or like me, afraid, but it’s better to know as soon as you suspect pregnancy may be the culprit of your missing period. The e.p.t® Pregnancy Test is over 99% accurate from the day of your expected period, so you can feel confident in your results.
If you don’t have to, don’t do it alone.
Despite being a lifestyle blogger, I’m actually super private as and when it comes to my life. Not only was I afraid to take the test, I definitely didn’t want to do it in front of someone. In retrospect, I’m glad that I had Tony there with me because if I were alone like I wanted to be I would’ve probably panicked. Well, I panicked anyway but I had him there to take in the moment with me. If your spouse, significant other or a friend is nearby, ask them to stick around for the results. They’ll give you that boost of confidence to take the test and comfort you no matter what the outcome is.
Embrace the results.
No matter how the results read, try your best to embrace them. Good things can happen when you least expect them – 45 percent of women surveyed said their pregnancy was unplanned. I know this statement to be true first hand because my pregnancy was not planned, yet it has been one of the greatest things to happen to me so far in my life. I wasn’t ready (or prepared in any way) for a child but this little gift is turning me into the woman I’ve always wanted to be.
Are you on the cusp of your own #MomentOfTruth? Test with e.p.t®, the original home pregnancy test. It has been successfully used by millions of women since 1977 and will help you get closer to knowing the truth about what’s going on with your body. For more information about e.p.t®, visit them online by clicking here.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.