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Pregnancy Test: Take It Alone or With Others?

Since I'm not married and not ready to be a mom yet, taking a pregnancy test doesn't strike me as a joyous occasion. If I did have to buy a test, pee on a stick, and wait to find out if my period was late because I was pregnant, I'd definitely want someone in the room with me. Though I'm not sure every woman feels the same way.

So if you had to take a pregnancy test, would you want someone in the bathroom with you? Would you want the support of a friend, family member, or the person you had sex with? Or is this news private and something you'd want to discover alone?


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VennieB VennieB 8 years
i've never done one, but if i needed to, i would definitely want either my boyfriend or my best friend there. if neither were around, i'd rather do it on my own than have someone else with me.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I've been doing them at least five/six times a year since I've been sexually active. They happen alone. ;p
cmill38 cmill38 8 years
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Solo, because I'd probably freak out a little, and there are about two people in the world that I let see me like that, and even then I don't like it.
shannon_xo shannon_xo 8 years
it would depend on whether it was a planned or unplanned pregnancy. If it was unplanned i would want someone there for support. if it was planned i would probably want to enjoy that moment of finding out i was pregnant alone.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Alone! I see your point, Deirdre, but I'd need some time to process that I was pregnant before telling my fiance. He doesn't carry the child for 9 months (or visit planned parenthood), so I think it's fair if I get a bit of a head start on knowing. Plus, it would be so fun to surprise him...
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Alone, maybe with my husband but other than alone.
omigosh omigosh 8 years
ive taken one in my life n i took it alone because i wasnt in a relationship at that time, and its none of my friends business either
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
wow.... Idk what I would have done if it were positive... I did pull a practical joke on my guy and in his birthday card I mailed I said, "Guess who's going to be a daddy. I didn't know how else to tell you, call me asap." The card got there super quickly and he called me later that day as soon as he got the card... that made me feel good he didnt try pretend it didnt happen. He has a good sense of humor too so he didnt get mad that I was joking.
AnnaLove AnnaLove 8 years
Well in the past I've usually taken them by myself. When I took my last one, my boyfriend was actually living with me. Thank God he was there, because it turned up POSITIVE. That would have been too much of a shock for me to handle alone. Still can't believe how good he's been about this whole thing especially since we were only together 3 mos when it happened!
MandyPinecone MandyPinecone 8 years
ithink i'd want my hubby on the other side of the door.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
I've taken one, and it was on my boyfriend's insistence. I bought one at the student store on-campus, took it in the bathroom upstairs, and called him in the bathroom to let him know it was negative. I wouldn't want someone there with me...It's a private matter. In case I freak out, I want to be alone.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
I've taken two. The first one, I was by myself and was utterly convinced it was going to be negative. Boy was I shocked when I went back in the bathroom and there was a very clear 'PREGNANT' beaming back at me. The second one, my husband was with me and that one was negative. For future tests, I'll probably want him there with me since we'll more than likely be trying to get pregnant.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
i'd want support... I think I'd need someone else to be with me when I looked at the results... Luckily Yaz has been doing it's job, so I hope i never have this issue.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
I've taken them alone, but with my BF on the other side of the door. But when I found out I was pregnant with our first child, we had always had an agreement that I wouldn't take a test unless he was there. This time I took one when he wasn't there because I was convinced I wasn't pregnant but just wanted the comfort of making sure. WELL I was WRONG. So when he got home and I almost smacked faces with him at the door to tell him I was taking a test (I was just going to pretend maybe poor water into the toilet) he told me to leave the door open (He knew something wasn't right) and I didn't have to pee AGAIN! needless to say I had to tell him the truth and he was still very excited, but a little disappointed that he wasn't actually there when I found out. I've never taken one without him there again.
ValenCina ValenCina 8 years
cashmere80 cashmere80 8 years
I'd want to be alone simply because it wouldn't neccessarily be the "joyous" occassion it should (at this point in my life.)Unfortch, I've already told a couple of my friends that I might be and having them in the room while I confirm this would be terrible because my options aren't so great...
Deidre Deidre 8 years
I'm actually a little surprised at how many people would (or have) prefer to take the test on their own. It's such a potentially life-changing little test for two people. I've taken one once and my boyfriend at the time was right there by my side (well, while we waited on results, not during the urination!). In the future, when I have to take one again, I'm definitely not doing it without my fiance. He's my partner, and he has the right to know all the info upfront.
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I've taken a few. The first two times I was with my SO. The last time I took one with him and it was negative. Then the next day I still wasn't convinced so I took one while he was at work. Negative again (and they were right). I prefer him to be there... but I've thought about doing it alone if we were trying for a baby. That way I could come up with some cute way to tell him. :)
ilikeatea ilikeatea 8 years
sass317 sass317 8 years
The first one I took was with my best friend, we actually took them together bc she was late too. Neither of us was pregnant. Since then I have taken them alone- I was on the phone with a friend before and after one test, but she just happen to call and she had a surprise baby in college so I knew she would understand. I guess I prefer to take them alone right now bc while I am married we arent trying for a baby yet. If we were trying I think he would be outside the door and then waiting with me to see if there was one line or two, plus/ negative whatever. Oh wait I have taken a test more recently with a friend, I made some random comment and she became convinced I was pregnant and insisted I take a test. I wasnt, obviously
zabrow zabrow 8 years
i've taken two, both alone. i didn't want anyone around to see me freak out if it was positive.
Beaner Beaner 8 years
I'd want to take the first one alone. If it was positive, I'd take another one with my fiance.
lms lms 8 years
I prefer to be alone.
Blackwood Blackwood 8 years
totally alone! I think I actually wait for the cat to fall asleep to do it... seriously, sometimes she sits there and looks at me like she understands exactly what's going on around her. It's really weird.
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