Developed by Church & Dwight Co. Inc., the makers of First Response pregnancy and ovulation tests, the "First Response Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test + App Access" was first unveiled in April 2016 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev. This event highlighted the product's ability to detect pregnancy as early as six days before the day of the missed period and with over 99% accuracy from the day of the expected period.
The first step toward successful use of the Pregnancy PRO is to download the First Response app used to connect the test stick to a mobile device. Next, a user should open the application on her phone while also removing the test stick from its packaging.
Before taking the test, a user must click "Start My Pregnancy Pro" in the app and fill in all the required personal information, as well as ensure that the phone in use has its Bluetooth wireless setting turned on. As in the case with most pregnancy tests, a woman should next hold the stick by the thumb grip, having the absorbent tip pointed down and the display screen facing away from the body, and place the absorbent tip into her urine stream for five seconds.
After the test has been taken, the "Step-by Step Assurance" feature will then walk the woman through the remaining process. Additionally, the new "Wait Time Support" option provides a variety of resources to help reduce stress during the three-minute countdown to the results.
Bluetooth-Enabled Pregnancy Tests