do early pregnancy tests really work?

Brianna - posted on 11/01/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )




I was just curious if anyone has even gotten a positive pregnancy test before there period was due? With my first pregnancy it was a surprise so i did take a test until i period was acouple days late. but with my second pregnancy i tried to take early pregnancy test and i didnt get a positive until 5 days late.. this pregnancy end in miscarriage at 10 weeks. I am now trying to concieve again and i was thinking about those early pregnancy tests and wondering do they really work? i read a artical that said they dont really work and that the pregnancy test that is the most sensitive is the first response one. so has any gotten a positive response before there period was due? if so how many days before u period was due did u get a positive?? and which brand of test did u use?


Bonnie - posted on 11/02/2011




I used First Response with my pregnancies. My first, I took a test when I was 3 days late and it came up negative. Took another when I was 10 days late and at that point it was positive. With my second, I took a test 3 days before my expected period and it came up positive.

Danielle - posted on 01/24/2012




I took a test two weeks after ovulation and received a positive result. I had know I was pregnant for almost three weeks before I had an early ultrasound, and it was determined I was only in the early stages of 5 weeks along.

It is absolutely possible, but don't be discourages if it's negative. It all depends on how strong the HCG hormone is, and that is a variable in each individual pregnancy.

My LMP was Dec 2, and took a test on Dec 29th. I had ovulated on the 14th. The test I took was "First Response", and it was confirmed by the doctor the next day.


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Sharon - posted on 11/01/2011




I used Clear Blue for mine, meant to work from 10days onwards....first pregnancy we found out at 26days (miscarried at 10wks)....2nd pregnancy found out at 25 days.....3rd pregnancy found out at 22days, VERY VERY faint line, the kind where you wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you, next day it was a dark solid line. All those were the first day I took the test, so I don't know if it would have come up any earlier. My period is like clockwork and every 26days, so slightly shorter than the 'normal' cycle.
My friends use and love first response, but I like clear blue and will use it next time too.

Tinker1987 - posted on 11/01/2011




i took mine 2 days before expected period and it was a positive. i believe i found out between 4-5 weeks along. next pregnancy ill be getting First Response again,they are so clear and blunt! i didnt like the clear blue ones.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/01/2011




I used first responce with both my pregnancies and it was right both times....for the 7 times that I took them...each pregnancy ;)

Karen - posted on 11/01/2011




i got a positive with clear blue (recommended by my pharmacist) two days before my missed period. i was going in to set up IVF treatments and had to take a test there so i decided to do it at home so i'd have time to get over my disappointment of another neg test....suprise! i needed time to get over my shock of a pos test instead! :) they do have an extremely high rate of being inaccurate but sometimes they do get it right!

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