After the nerve-wracking wait for your home pregnancy kit to show single or double line, the next stress that may have hit you hard is how to dispose of it in a discreet manner.
Remember, Rachel from Friends getting pregnant? It was that 'stick' which revealed the secret and we know that it can be a 'déjà vu' moment for many.
However, women need not worry about it anymore, as a company is about to launch a revolutionary reproductive healthcare product with the launch of the world's first flushable pregnancy test.
A pregnancy test is always an emotional moment for a woman, no matter what the results they're hoping for. Women need not hide it in the trash or go out all the way to public toilets to dispose of, anymore. You can get rid of the new product after use, just with a mere flush.
Philadelphia-based company Lia Diagnostics' pregnancy test is biodegradable. Lia — the world's first flushable pregnancy test will react to urine just the same way as regular tests do — showing two lines for pregnant and one line if not.
But, unlike regular test kits, this one is made from the natural plant fibres like toilet paper, designed to repel water for long enough to take the test, later, it breaks down in water and biodegrades. It will give the users the same dependable results of 99 percent accuracy rate.
"It's been the same stick test since 1987, and that's kind of crazy," co-founder Bethany Edwards explained to the crowd at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.
Recently FDA approved the product and it is set to hit Amazon in mid-2018, with an expected price of $9 (£6.70) to $22 (£16.39).