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tests. Kattie.C. 33 kids; Leduc, Alberta 166 posts
21st Dec '12

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The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59728 posts
21st Dec '12

I would just wait a little while longer if money's tight.

Chellie Due September 19 (boy); 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4788 posts
21st Dec '12

Wait until you miss your period instead of wasting tests if you don't have the money. Just my opinion though:) As for home made tests, I have never heard of any.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
21st Dec '12

You can get tests at the dollar store that work just fine...but I would wait until you've actually missed your period if money is an issue.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
21st Dec '12

No cheap ones are gonna work at 3 weeks :shock: if u can't afford a first response then u need to wait until at least 4-5 weeks. And no u can't make a homemade one.

Maria + Cory = Alexis 17 kids; Middleport, Ohio 1075 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Kattie.C.:" What are a couple of really good pregnancy tests? If I am pregnant I will only be 3 weeks and we can't afford too much right now. Any homemade ones that anyone has done that works really well?"

I got mine from Dollar General for $1 and it came back positive. I had only been two days late when I took it. My sister use the same with each pregnancies and it would come back positive before the ones at the healthy department. Cheap and good in my book,

Andreahhh 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 8745 posts
21st Dec '12

You could go to your local health department or planned parenthood, they should do one for free.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
21st Dec '12

I use the dollar ones from DG and they DO work, but not for early testing, you need to wait until you are due or late for you period with them. I took two at 3 weeks, totally looked negative. I took another the day I was due and it was a very light positive.

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
21st Dec '12

Dollar tree. I got a positive at 3 weeks with this one

FutureMommyof2 Due June 5; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 1035 posts
21st Dec '12

I took 2 dollar store tests at 5 weeks and both were negative

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
21st Dec '12

Lol why's this in teen pregnancy? I took a dollar store one and found out I was pregnant between 3-4 weeks.

Janyllis Martinez 1 child; Orlando, Florida 150 posts
21st Dec '12

I took 4 Dollar Tree Pregnancy test & they All came out positive. I was 5 weeks

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4 (boy); 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" I use the dollar ones from DG and they DO work, but not for early testing, you need to wait until you ... [snip!] ... with them. I took two at 3 weeks, totally looked negative. I took another the day I was due and it was a very light positive. "

That would probably depend on the person. My positive with my second (a week before my period was due) was darker on my dollar store test than on the first response! Lol.

*Mrs. Mom* Due April 25 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 1956 posts
21st Dec '12

With my last pregnancy I took a dollar tree test 5 days before my missed period and got a very faint positive!

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:" That would probably depend on the person. My positive with my second (a week before my period was due) was darker on my dollar store test than on the first response! Lol."


For some messed up reason, every time I shell out money for a first response or something, it goes wrong. The control line does not show up, no lines show up - then I had like 3 over the years that came out negative and then 20 minutes later I looked again and it was positive - and I was pregnant, late for my period. :lol: