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Whether your birth control didn’t work as planned or you are trying to have a baby, taking a pregnancy test is NERVE-RACKING AF. It’s freaking weird not to be able to read your own body, especially if you are full of private thoughts and worries while you are in a very public place, like work or school. Sure, it’s peeing on a stick, but it’s a really personal process! Here are some thing we all think, but maybe never say out loud when it comes to taking a pregnancy test:

1. Am I having cravings or am I just hungry?

Basically, every stomach gurgle feels like a ~major~ sign.

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2. I hope no one can tell I’m kind of freaking out.

Because being pregnant would be amazing! And scary! And amazing! And scary!

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3. Which test should I even buy?

Do I want a test that looks like a mini iPad or one that looks like it’s made of cardboard?

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4. Why are pee sticks so dang expensive?

Whatever, take all my money.

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5. WHY ARE THESE DIRECTIONS SO COMPLICATED?

“Wait until morning. Don’t drink water. Urinate for exactly 5 seconds.”

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6. Maybe I should take ten. Just in case.

From now on, I only pee on sticks.

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7. It’s hard to aim!

So in addition to the anxiety of not knowing if I’m pregnant, I might have just peed on my hands.

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8. That three-minute wait is pretty much eternity.

And it’s so hard not to sneak peeks at the results window.

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9. All that stress is totally worth it once you see one or two lines.

If this sounds familiar, check out our video about the emotional rollercoaster that is taking a pregnancy test.