If you’ve hung around the parenting and trying to conceive boards for very long, then you know these communities can offer tremendous support to people at all stages of the baby raising process. These boards cover everything from toddler meltdowns to ovulation tracking methods. Their lingo, however, comes with a bit of a learning curve. Like many corners of the internet, these boards have their own abbreviations for commonly used terms and concepts. Although it’s helpful once you’re in the swing of things, keeping all of these terms straight can be tricky for newcomers. So what does POAS mean on parenting boards?
Well, it’s shorthand for pee on a stick, or what you have to do to take a pregnancy test. You have to admire the community’s straightforward attitude to this rather private aspect of the journey to conception. There’s no place for euphemisms in the parenting world, even for those who are trying to become parents for the first time.
Though peeing on a stick might be the most easy task of all — literally anyone can do it — there are actually a few ways to get the most effective reading. After all, when it comes to pregnancy, you want to know about it as soon as possible and with 100 percent certainty. Here are a few tips to help you get tested as accurately and quickly as possible.