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Peeing on Sticks? Save your money!

I’m certainly not suggesting you refrain from peeing on sticks when you’re trying to conceive. Chances are if you’ve made it into the Everything Birth’s Website far enough to read this blog, you’ve peed on a stick. Let’s be real though, chances are, you’ve peed on several sticks… maybe even several sticks this month alone.  You’ve probably even bought sticks to pee on in secret, so that the other financial contributors in your family don’t realize you’re dwindling the family’s cash reserve. At around $15 for a pack of two, you’ve got to ask yourself, by the time you get that positive pregnancy test result, how on earth will you be able to afford the baby?

I’m not passing judgment. I’ve been there.  I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on pregnancy tests over the course of my fertile years. I’ve pulled the test apart to get a closer look at the line. I’ve Googled: Pregnancy Test Evaporation Line Photos. I’ve posted pictured of possible positive pregnancy tests for peer evaluation on pregnancy forums.

It works both ways though, I’ve tested while trying to conceive, but I’ve tested for no good reason too. One morning I had a dream that a pregnancy test I had in a drawer came up positive, just to prove it wrong, I peed on it that morning and nearly fainted when it came up positive. Then, in disbelief, I peed on four more that day, just to be sure. I had so many positive pregnancy tests, at that point, I made a “pregnancy test person” to creatively present the news to Ayla’s daddy.

To my knowledge, there is no way to avoid the constant urge to pee on a stick while trying to conceive (or when trying to comprehend one’s own pregnancy for that matter.) Thankfully, with a clear understanding of this overwhelming obsession, we can control its impact on our bank accounts. Everything birth offers pregnancy tests in bulk. In fact, you can purchase bulk pregnancy tests from Everything Birth at less than two dollars a stick.

  • Step 1: Admit that you are powerless over this obsession.
  • Step 2: Purchase your bulk pregnancy tests from Everything Birth in advance. (If you don’t need them all, you can sell them to your friends during one of their own episodes.)

So, there you have it: the truth is out, I am a stick peeing enabler.

Dawn Papple


4 Responses

  1. you can get them for a dollar at dollar store and they work just as good as the 7 dollar ones

  2. So I feel like this one was directed at me, ha ha! I have just weaned myself off my 3 times a month peeing on a stick… But now that I have my drug (pee sticks) dangled in front of me I am tempted again… Question is do I go back to peeing on sticks or give my body the 13 days from ovulation to period? I’ll debate it and let you know! But it’s good to know I can buy them in bulk. And I’d have a pet for your pee stick person, except mine are all negative – a centipede! But in all seriousness, that is so much cheaper!

  3. I had a dollar store SET mess up once, turned out they sold it WAY past the expiration date… that was probably why. If people do go to the dollar store, check dates!

  4. Jen, you’re always so funny.

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