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Inexpensive, Plastic-Free Pregnancy Tests

Pregnany Test Strips

 

Buying pregnancy tests in the grocery store or the pharmacy is crazy expensive. Like, $10-$15 each for your basic line-or-no-line deal. That much just to find out if a baby is sneaking around in your lady chamber? Ridiculous!

Here’s an eco- and wallet-friendly alternative. It, like all good things in this world, starts with a google search.

Go ahead and type “Pregnancy Test Strips” into the search bar and then head to the results.  Pregnancy test strips look like this:

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and they are basically the diagnostic part of a pregnancy test, without all of the clunky plastic housing. Test strips are available to be purchased in bulk, and they are often less than a dollar a test. I’m no mathematician but I think that is approximately 98% off – what a deal! Now instead of trying to sneak a test through the checkout hidden under a container of ranch dip, you can buy them in bulk on The Internets and pee on one every morning if you like,

Test strips can be purchased in bulk, and they are often less than a dollar a test. I’m no mathematician but I think that is approximately 98% off – what a deal! Now instead of trying to sneak a test through the checkout hidden under a container of ranch dip, you can buy them in bulk on The Internets and pee on one every morning if you like, just to be sure!

These tests are totally legit, and we used to order them at my job for the teens we worked with – y’all know a non-profit can’t be shelling out $15 every time someone thinks they are pregnant – and I got my first positive when I was pregnant with Olive by using one of these little darlings.

The ones we used to order came from here, but there are a few different places you can buy them from so feel free to shop around.

Not that you need more convincing, but if you DO, just think of dear, sweet old Mother Nature! I know that there are a lot of paranoid “Am I pregnant? Am I pregnant? Oh god, I can feel my uterus I am 100% positive I am pregnant!” ladies out there (and I know because I am one of them). All of that crazy adds up to a lot of pregnancy tests, and a lot of pregnancy tests equals a LOT of plastic and I mean let’s be honest here, nobody is recycling these.

By choosing to forgo the drugstore tests you save yourself some cash AND you save a huge hunk of plastic from ending up in the landfill. Win, win, win.

So there you have it, pee-on-a-stick addicts! Ditch the drugstore, get yourself on Google and never wonder if you are pregnant ever again.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Katelyn July 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Or go to your local dollarstore – so I hear…

  • Reply Ashley Austrew July 10, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    I’m one of the paranoid types. So funny–I actually just bought a pregnancy test yesterday because I was 2 days late. I’m not pregnant, just in case you were wondering. Haha

  • Reply A Bit of Bitter Butter July 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Oh … man, I binged on those things with Miles. Most people I know took one, two, maybe four pregnancy tests. I think I took two EVERY DAY for a while because it was my only way to convince myself I actually was pregnant and not dreaming. So embarrassing. Cheap pregnancy tests are a gateway drug to insanity!

    • Reply sweetmadeleine July 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      I took FIVE before I told Adam, including one that said yes/no so he wouldn’t have to squint at a faint line..,and thennnn like four more over the next month…you know, just to be SURE 🙂

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