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Did you know that the expensive drugstore pregnancy tests are not the only reliable ones out there? It was a HUGE revelation to me when I found out that you can buy packs of 20-30 tests for 8-10 dollars! Amazing!

Sometimes you only need one test so it’s not a big deal to shell out twenty bucks for one or two tests. Other times, you are actively trying and are needing to take multiple tests once a month for however many months before you conceive!

This is what happened when we were trying for our second baby and I very quickly realized that I couldn’t afford those drug store tests because I’m kind of impatient and test multiple times, way too early.

Not gonna apologize for that, I’m just gonna show you the best, cheapest pregnancy tests that won’t break your bank account!

So, you’re welcome for my level of crazy 😉

A note on MIU:

All home pregnancy tests pick up hCG in your urine and the hCG is measured by MIU (international units.) So the more sensitive a test, the lower number of hCG/MIU is picked up. Most pregnancy tests measure about 20-25.

THESE ARE THE HIGHEST RATED, CHEAPEST PREGNANCY TESTS YOU CAN BUY. THEY ARE ALL HCG PREGNANCY TEST STRIPS WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT ARE INSIDE THE DIGITAL OR HIGHER END DRUG STORE TESTS:

 

1. WONDFO PREGNANCY TESTS

Wondfo are the first strips I ever tried and I loved them. They are clear, work quickly and they even offer an early results test that can pick up hCG at 10MIU where as most tests are 25MIU.

  • MIU: 25
  • TIME: 5 minutes
  • COUNT: 25 tests
  • REVIEWS: 3.5/5 on Amazon

 

 

2. ACCUMED PREGNANCY TEST STRIPS

Two reviews I read mentioned getting a BFP (big fat positive) at 9 DPO (days past ovulation.) This is SUPER early and tons of fun to get to know if you’re pregnant that early! One woman even tried the tests before conceiving so she knew there was no chance of a false positive. These pregnancy tests come highly rated!

 

3. MomMed PREGNANCY TESTS

These ones actually come with 20 free urine cups for your convenience! A few reviews mentioned that there were no false negatives, it just seemed to take longer than other tests to pick up the hCG. That being said, everyone is different and produces different amounts of hCG at different times so those who said that could just be on the lower end of the spectrum.

 

4. PREGMATE PREGNANCY TEST STRIPS

Super positive reviews for Pregmate test strips! One woman did comment that her tests came with a faint line already on it- although, this did seem to be the only negative review out of a ton of positives!

 

5. CLINICALGUARD

Someone asked how long it took to get a result and an answer directly from ClinicalGuard is 30 SECONDS! Whoo hoo! I’d take that. Five minutes can feel like an eternity when waiting for a pregnancy result.

 

 

RELATED: EARLY PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS 

6. EASY @ HOME

Easy @ Home has a fertility app that tracks your ovulation and period cycles to get pregnant quickly! You can check that out here.  This is one brand I did use personally and I had no problems and loved them! Got early results with my son, definitely before my missed period. Some people seemed to have some trouble with the tests picking up hCG at the amount advertised.

 

7. iPROVEN PREGNANCY TEST STRIPS

These babies (no pun intended) can pick up hCG amounts significantly lower than the other tests at 10 miu instead of 25miu! iProven tests seem to be loved or hated, check out the reviews and see what you think!

 

 

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8. VERATRUE EARLY RESULT PREGNANCY TESTS

These tests come with 25 disposable urine cups to dip the tests in! They’re super handy but not really necessary if you don’t care about that.

The reviews aren’t quite as glowing as some of the other tests on this list but Veratrue is a solid brand and the positive reviews are, well, positive!

 

 

9. EZ LEVEL

One mom got a result at 9 days before her missed period, another one was 7! One person did mention indent lines, but only one.

 

10. MEDca EARLY RESULT PREGNANCY TESTS

These have great reviews! They are a cassette style test so they do generate more plastic waste (if you care about that)! Each test comes with a dropper to place the urine on the test, they are not midstream- I repeat! They are not midstream!

 

11. ACCURATE ALLURE

 

  • MIU: 25MIU/ML
  • TIME: 5 minutes
  • COUNT: 20 tests
  • REVIEWS: 4/5 on Amazon 

 

12. PREVIEW DIAGNOSTIC

Honestly, I’m not completely sold on these tests. I’m putting them here anyway just in case you want to try them out or the price is just right for you! Leave a comment if you end up trying these for other people to see!

 

 

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If you are interested in tracking your ovulation, most of the linked pregnancy tests have an option for ovulation and pregnancy test strips together.

My husband and I tried this method with our second baby. For 3 months we just kind of tried when we thought we should, then I got impatient and bought some ovulation test strips. These were AMAZING and we got pregnant the first try with using them.

They tell you exactly when you are ovulating and take all the guesswork out of trying to conceive! The only kind I tried were the Wondfo brand and they worked very well for us, my son is living proof 😉

 

Honestly, I know how crazy it can be to find out you’re pregnant. Even if you were trying and it shouldn’t be a huge surprise, it’s always so intense to see that second line creep onto the test.

So I’m sending lotsf love your way and letting you know that no matter if it’s your first, second, third or beyond child- you have absolutely got this ❤

 


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