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Question  Posted: 9:42 PM, April 1st (Monday)

Question for the parents out there: What did you do with the used pregnancy test after you got a positive?

I ask because one of my friends posted on fb today that she kept a test from a year and a half ago in a ziploc bag waiting for April Fools Day this year to give it to her husband (they have 3yo twins and a 9 month old).

I'm seriously icked out at the thought of keeping a pee-covered pregnancy test in a ziploc in your drawer for that long (or ... at all ... ) but wonder if this is grosser for me because I'm not a parent.

ETA: I guess she got his husband pretty good though. He was eating when she showed him and he actually choked on his food.

[This message edited by Amazonia at 9:47 PM, April 1st (Monday)]

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Default  Posted: 9:44 PM, April 1st (Monday)

I threw them away Then again, I am kinda a spaz when it comes to cleaning, bodily fluids, food, etc

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Default  Posted: 9:48 PM, April 1st (Monday)

Tossed mine...but I did score one with a sharpy marker to look like a positive result.

X was NOT amused.

WE had twins, single, single. With the twins the line was deep pink the singles were much lighter. The fake positive was purple.

This was after having tubal ligation. Like I said, he was not amused.

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Default  Posted: 10:06 PM, April 1st (Monday)

After trying for 4 years and IVF, I kept my tests that I peed on five years ago. lol They were the first and only positive tests I'd ever had (and ever will).

I have them tucked away with the bit of baby stuff I have saved. I don't share those with people.

[This message edited by GrievingMommy at 10:07 PM, April 1st (Monday)]

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Default  Posted: 10:31 PM, April 1st (Monday)

Yeah, I can see me totally saving that. As long as I am not using the peed in stick to stir cocktails I have no issues with saving it for my own memories. Kids can throw it away when I am dead.

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Default  Posted: 12:41 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I have all of mine. My eldest is nearly 13.

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Default  Posted: 3:09 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I saved mine. Older kid is almost 10.

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Default  Posted: 4:35 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Kept them that day and binned them at bed time.

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Default  Posted: 8:32 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Embarrassed to admit that I have every single positive test I ever had. I even moved them to the apartment with me. I kept the tests from the miscarried pregnancies and the pregnancies with my children.

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Default  Posted: 8:37 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I didn't keep them, but I know lots of people who did. To be honest, once you've been a parent for awhile you've dealt with so much pee and poop that really the pee on a stick in a Ziploc baggie sounds quite hygenic and pleasant

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Default  Posted: 8:52 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Tossed it without a second thought.

Well, after spending an hour starring at it and thinking "OMG! I'm pregnant. What do I do NOW??!!" Mind you this was a planned pregnancy and I was still freaked out.

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Default  Posted: 9:15 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I threw them away. But I gotta say, if she left if out for a few minutes after peeing on it, the stick does dry. I can't imagine someone sticking a wet test in a baggie. And, remember, pee is fairly sterile, at least that's what I've been told.

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Default  Posted: 9:24 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

20+ years ago they weren't really *reliable* - so I never used them. But if I had, I don't think I would have saved 'em.

But I do like the April Fool's joke idea!

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Default  Posted: 9:59 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I didn't keep them, but I know lots of people who did. To be honest, once you've been a parent for awhile you've dealt with so much pee and poop that really the pee on a stick in a Ziploc baggie sounds quite hygenic and pleasant

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Default  Posted: 10:49 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Trash can, all of them.

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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I didn't get the pleasure of doing my pee stick at home... I didn't know I was knocked up.

I did mine in the Drs office (well they did it with my pee) and I never even saw the thing.

Was the one and only positive I've ever had and I didn't even get to see the + sign...

Now I'm kinda sad.

I still wouldn't have kept it tho.

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Default  Posted: 11:36 AM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Didn't realize so many people kept them. I would have never thought to do that when my son was conceived. Then again, I am not that sentimental of a person either. Having my son is proof enough that the pregnancy was real.

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Default  Posted: 12:47 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Somewhere I have a Polaroid (remember those?) with a pic of a stuffed animal and the positive pregnancy test for DS.

Not the actual stick.

I couldn't tell you with DD...those poor second kids don't get quite the same documentation most of the time...

But she sure knows her birth story. Even told some guy at the pool last summer.

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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)


I actually have kept both of mine...i guess I just figured that since it has a cover and I wiped down the ouside, that i wouldnt be as ICK...

I have Baby (last name) #1 and Baby (last name) #2 on them.

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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I didn't even realize keeping them was an option. I tossed them without a second thought.

Now I feel like such a bad mother!

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Default  Posted: 2:09 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I have all the tests I took with each of my kids. I saved them as I tend to save anything that is special to me.

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Default  Posted: 3:22 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Ok first off it's like 5 drops of pee on them, second urine is sterile, if you are healthy.

Next. I gave both of mine as presents. LOL To the Grandparents to be. Seriously. My mom thought it was awesome. She was super excited to find out she was gonna be Gma again, and again.

We do have pictures of the positives too. The first one I'm holding the second one our son is holding. (if he had only known then what it meant bwahahaha).

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Default  Posted: 4:20 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

I am embarssed to say I saved all of them..

***ICK ALERT******

Even my very first one with DS1.. it wasn't the + - kind it was pee on this litmus paper looking thing & if it turns blue, you're pregnant..

I saved it & it's taped in DS1 baby book ..

I now know it is sooo gross but I struggled with infertility for 9 years with my Ex husband & to see a pregnancy test soooo positive ( it was DARK blue) I had to save it

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Default  Posted: 7:09 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Yep, I saved mine (from both of my sons with my 1st H, and for a long time the positive stick with XWH - but I still don't know if it was a false positive or I miscarried). I dont' know what happened to the latter one - I think the others are in their newborn memory boxes. They had caps, and they're in ziplock bags so I'm not icked by them.

Here's one for you - did anyone else save the tiny umbilical bit after it fell off? Yep, I did.

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Default  Posted: 10:49 PM, April 2nd (Tuesday)

Yep. Saved both umbilical bits.

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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)

Yup...5 years of infertility and multiple miscarriages...I saved them.

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Default  Posted: 6:16 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)

I saved the umbilical cord bits too. And all the baby teeth.

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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)

Kept it (for my only child).

Kept the umbilical cord.

Plan on keeping all the teeth... maybe even having a necklace made.

She's my only baby!!

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