Pregnancy Tests: Keep or Toss?

positive pregnancy test

While I was organizing the attic during a recent bout of vigorous third-trimester nesting, I came across something I wasn’t expecting: a positive pregnancy test, from my first pregnancy, more than 4 years ago.

Awww. And also ewww.

What was I doing holding onto something I’d… peed on? Gross. And yet I couldn’t throw it away. (And I probably never will).


I’m not the type of woman who took a dozen pregnancy tests back to back to back just to be sure the result was accurate, so it’s not like I have a whole drawer of these things somewhere, lying in wait for an unsuspecting houseguest to find by accident. And I’m certainly not saving it so I can mount it in a shadowbox frame and hang it in the hallway for all to see. One stick tucked away in a box in the attic with other random mementos isn’t going to freak anyone out, is it?

What did you do with your positive pregnancy tests? Toss them? Keep them? Keep them just long enough to take a picture to post to Facebook and then throw them away?

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