Everything You Need to Know About POAS (Peeing on a Stick)
You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. In this guide, we’ll answer the most common questions we get about taking at-home pregnancy tests.
By fertility expert and OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton
Not only can taking a pregnancy test be an emotional experience, but it can be confusing too. We’ve compiled a list of common questions and misconceptions so you can be confident that you’re getting an accurate pregnancy test result.
Can you pee on a pregnancy test wrong?
You sure can. But not all pregnancy tests are as easy to use as the Natalist Pregnancy Test! You need to make sure you’re saturating the absorbent tip or strip of the pregnancy test in order to increase your chances of getting an accurate result.
Regardless of the test, it’s important to follow the directions to ensure you’re using the test correctly.
Should I dip my pregnancy test or pee on it?
If you have a midstream test (like the Natalist Pregnancy Test) — you can do either! As long as the absorbent tip is being fully saturated in urine, and the test window isn’t getting wet, you are doing it right. Most people prefer peeing directly on a midstream test, but there are people who prefer to dip the test in a cup of urine.