Now Your Smartphone Can Tell You If You’re Pregnant

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It seems there’s an app for everything these days, including one that tells a woman if she’s pregnant.

First Response has developed a new Bluetooth-enabled pregnancy test that connects with a smartphone app to reveal a woman’s test results, and provide other information or advice depending on a user’s profile and whether she does or does not want to be pregnant.

Pregnancy Pro” made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. It goes on sale this spring.

The test itself is similar to other home pregnancy tests in that it requires a woman to urinate on a stick. However, in Pregnancy Pro’s case, it’s a high-tech stick that connects to a First Response app. Just like other pregnancy tests, there’s a three-minute wait (which can seem like a lifetime when a woman is about to find out if she is or is not pregnant).

But what happens during the wait time with the Pregnancy Pro smart test is unique. USA Today explains:

As the process continues, the app counts down, and delivers different content depending on the choices a test taker makes. She can tap Educate Me, Entertain Me or Calm Me options. If she taps on the entertainment option she may see BuzzFeed videos. If she taps Calm Me, she’ll likely hear meditation music, be given breathing techniques or see a peaceful video with scenes such as crashing waves. The education choice supplies fertility information.

After the three-minute wait is over, women are required to enter a designated code and then their results are revealed.

If a woman had indicated that she wanted to conceive and the test is positive, the app will say “congratulations” and allow users to estimate a due date, track pregnancy milestones and set reminders to make OB-GYN appointments.

If the results are negative, the app provides tips on fertility and how to get pregnant for those trying to conceive, and it offers other resources like menstrual-cycle tracking for women who aren’t trying to get pregnant.

The high-tech product costs $15 to $22 for a single test. The standard First Response pregnancy test product costs about $10 for two test sticks.

Personally, I wouldn’t purchase this test because it costs nearly double that of other tests and it doesn’t sound like it’s providing any extra information that isn’t already available for free elsewhere. I don’t need to see the results of a pregnancy test on my smartphone. I’ve had no issues using a standard home pregnancy test and deciphering the results (one or two pink lines) on my own – no app necessary.

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