For some women, it's a surprise. For some women it's the joyful start or continuation of parenthood. And for others it is the long awaited disbelief and joy that their wait for a child is finally over. Everyone's journey to pregnancy is different. But what is the same with each journey is the desire to know. The need to know as soon as possible and need to have an accurate answer.
A lot has changed since e.p.t® invented the at-home pregnancy test nearly 40 years ago and changed the way women now find out they are pregnant. In celebration of its upcoming 40th anniversary, e.p.t®, the makers of the original home pregnancy test, surveyed more than 600 women between the ages of 22 and 60 to find our their thoughts about getting pregnant. Although many respondents 60 years of age or older were skeptical when the first home pregnancy tests hit shelves nearly 40 years ago, most women now consider an at-home pregnancy test the first step to find out if they are pregnant.
I remember 4 1/2 years ago when my husband and I decided it was time to expand our family. Even with the first month of trying, the 2 week wait seemed to take forever. And then the little plus sign appeared. I will never forget the moment I realized I was going to be a mom. It was one of the best moments of my life!
When you are waiting for some of the biggest news of your life, time is definitely of the essence. Did you know that approximately 8 out of 10 women first learned they were pregnant from a home pregnancy test? Nearly half of them said they took the test immediately after buying it. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I definitely fell into that statistic. I needed to know that minute!
Now my husband and I are hoping to further expand our family with a second child. After 2 1/2 years of secondary infertility and numerous failed treatments including months with Clomid, multiple IUIs, and alternative treatments, my husband and I have made the decision to pursue IVF. It has been an incredibly stressful journey to get to this point with more disappointments and tears than I can count. Throughout it all I have to maintain hope that our story will have a happy ending. When it comes time to test, I need accurate results. I need to know if it's a time to celebrate or a time to grieve after another heartbreak. When I have my moment of truth I know what I will be using. After all, e.p.t® is the original home pregnancy test, and has been successfully used by millions of women since 1977. 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. No matter your story, accurate results are so important. Whether it is a joyous, heartbreaking or shocking moment, your moment of truth is one you will never forget.