Has anyone else had this happen?

Rachel - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My husband and I are trying to conceive. I have been tracking my cycle with an ovulation calendar and ovulation tests. I know when I ovulated and we had sex before and during ovulation. I am due for my period the 4th but for the past week I have had no PMS symptoms (i usually get crampy and spot.) and have been deathly tired all the time.

This morning I took a first response pregnancy test (the one where one line means you aren't and two lines means you are pregnant.) After the directed time, the result was two lines, though the second line was very faint. It was definitely there but faint. I figure I would only be about a week along and I spoke to a nurse who said that is more than likely a positive result. And that it would be too early for me to have any of the other symptoms of pregnancy or for that line to be very dark. (I wouldn't be producing enough of the HcG hormone for it to be really vivid. )I plan on retesting either Saturday or Sunday.

What is your guys' opinion? Would you take that result to mean you're pregnant? Have you actually had that same kind of result when you yourself were pregnant? Thanks in advance for your insight.

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The nurse is absolutely correct. The more HcG hormone you have, the further along you are, and the darker the line is going to be. You're pregnant Girlfriend!! Congrats!!

Rachel - posted on 10/01/2009

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Thanks everyone for your input. Sharon, I appreciate your take but generally I wasn't planning on telling anyone else I know except my husband until I;d been to the Dr. and had my first ultrasound. Two lines is still two lines. We'll see.

Nicole - posted on 10/01/2009

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I had a faint line with one of my pregnancies. Two lines, faint or not, is two lines - positive! Congrats!

Amy - posted on 10/01/2009

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This also happened to me on my 2nd pregnancy. I took a test on the day I was supposed to start my period. There was one definite line and the other was very, very faint...you could barely see it. So I took another one and the same thing happened. The next morning I took another one...same thing. My son is almost 7mths old now! So I would say...Congratulations!!!!

Sharon - posted on 10/01/2009

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No I wouldn't. I wouldn't start sending out announcements yet either. I never tested unless my period was 30 days late. I didn't tell anyone but my husband I might be pregnant until 3 months had gone by either.

Patricia - posted on 10/01/2009

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I would definatly take it as a yes! Rather be safe than sorry. Dont forget to take your folic acid and pre-natals! Most important time right now. Congrats

Rachel - posted on 10/01/2009

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Thanks Ashley! That's kinda what I thought too. It's 3 days before my period and the test is shown to be 86% accurate at that time. I have taken pregnancy tests before when I wasn't pregnant and there was never any question that is was a negative result. The nurse was saying that if the test is wrong, it's going to be a false negative, not a false positive. I'll definitely retest in a few days. This is kinda new to me because my son wasn't planned. And I knew I was pregnant when I missed my period. I'm super happy and can't wait to confirm!

Natalie - posted on 10/01/2009

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That happened to me with my 2nd pregnacy...the second line very faint...and that was a week after my missed period. I just took the test again right after and that one was easier to read and very positive. Since it's so early anyway...I"d wait at least until Sunday and retest...first thing in the morning...that's when the hormone levels are highest.

Ashley - posted on 10/01/2009

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First congratulations! I would take the other test,but more then sure you are pregnant! Pregnancy tests are mostly right , plus first response has a 99% accuracy, and they tell you that the lines can some times be faint, but if there are two lines then the test is positive. My sister in law took like three tests with her youngest and they all where like that. Good luck and I hope you have a good pregnancy.

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