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Old 12.07.2011, 16:29
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I just contacted permanance zurich, they said they dont do blood tests for pregnancy

they gave me a contact called medica in zurich, heading there shortly, will let you all know how it goes, fingers crossed for us !!!!

Pregnancy blood tests don't seem to be the done thing here. My Dr. was happy enough with me saying I had a positive test, and my first appointment both times was the 8 week ultrasound. After the first ultrasound, I asked aren't you going to give me an HCG blood test and she said, well, we just saw the heartbeats so I'm pretty sure you're pregnant!
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Old 12.07.2011, 17:04
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Pregnancy blood tests don't seem to be the done thing here. My Dr. was happy enough with me saying I had a positive test, and my first appointment both times was the 8 week ultrasound. After the first ultrasound, I asked aren't you going to give me an HCG blood test and she said, well, we just saw the heartbeats so I'm pretty sure you're pregnant!
I had several blood tests over a few days but then I was already in hospital anyway with a pregnancy related condition.

I only have experience with fertility clinics which i know definitely do pregnancy blood tests - but I suppose for an easy natural conception pregnancy then a simple pee stick should be OK as most people don't usually pee on them until they're maybe a few days to a week late by which point a positive IS a positive
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Old 12.07.2011, 17:14
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

Yep Nicky I have the same experience as you, they checked my blood even 1-2 days before my period would be scheduled to come...
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Old 12.07.2011, 17:43
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

This is kinda exciting... I hope she does have a nice bun in the oven

*is waiting (fingers crossed) to throw congratulations confetti*
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Old 12.07.2011, 17:52
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

Clear blue here seems to be pretty awful. Not to mention EXPENSIVE!! Last month I wasn't feeling very good, and so I took one, and it gave me HALF a positive line. Obviously it was false, but it had me up in the air for the next few days. From what I have heard the cheap ones are not only more effective, but just that: cheaper. Good luck, and it seems like even if they don't do blood tests, they find out for you. Hang in there. I know waiting is NOT fun!

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Old 12.07.2011, 18:03
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

May I recommend the "Maybe Baby?" line of home pregnancy kits found throughout Switzerland on train platform vending machines?



(Jokes aside, keeping my fingers crossed for you guys.)

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it gave me HALF a positive line.
WTF??? And I used clearblue! It is very freaking expensive here! (like everything)
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

Pregnancy hormones will double every 24-48 hours when pregnant, so if your wife tests tomorrow morning and thursday and friday and she is indeed pregnant you will see a thicker/darker line every day. Although I totally understand the anxiety the best thing to do is wait for the day her period would normally start and test with the digital one.

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Old 12.07.2011, 18:28
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

I found the ones you get in Migros more accurate than clearblue. I only got a faint pink smudge on a Clearblue one and the same day showed a full line on the Migros one.
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WTF??? And I used clearblue! It is very freaking expensive here! (like everything)
Exactly! I know when my husband and I start ttc in the future I will be making a big haul from the US... haha
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Old 12.07.2011, 19:37
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Exactly! I know when my husband and I start ttc in the future I will be making a big haul from the US... haha
Uhm, yeah. I did. Since the tests are accurate and 2fr each. And you should see the cashier's look on her face, looking at the pile in the basket...she couldn't hold it in and "what are you guys planning to do" followed ...doh.
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Old 12.07.2011, 19:49
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

I would say congrats to the couple...I myself have used up more than a dozen pregnancy tests in 3 months here. I used 3 brands although none of the expensive ones..i dont believe theres a big difference in the accuracy. Even the cheaper ones are really sensitive and i got 4 (out of 4) positives a week before my missed period. The difficult part about testing early is (as mentioned) if its just a chemical pregnancy which would have been better if you didnt know about it. The loss would be heartbreaking.
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Old 12.07.2011, 19:51
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Uhm, yeah. I did. Since the tests are accurate and 2fr each. And you should see the cashier's look on her face, looking at the pile in the basket...she couldn't hold it in and "what are you guys planning to do" followed ...doh.
You can get them on Ricardo too. Bit of a hassle but way way cheaper. I can't get over how much they charge for them here.
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Old 12.07.2011, 19:54
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

thats us back from medica in zurich now, the test results will be with us tomorrow morning at the latest so another sleepless night it seems......
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Old 12.07.2011, 19:55
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You can get them on Ricardo too. Bit of a hassle but way way cheaper. I can't get over how much they charge for them here.
I mean, if two grown ups decide to breed, ok with me, they probably count on the horrendous tax. But if teen kids make a mess and need to test asap, the 15fr price tag in the vending machine gets ugly, or poor students at uni? They should offer a super cheap ones, as they do at home, don't look so nice but stressed out young folks could care less, couldn't they..

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thats us back from medica in zurich now, the test results will be with us tomorrow morning at the latest so another sleepless night it seems......
Don't sleep, have some fun... You know, secure it.

Crossing fingers for you.

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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

Well, how about another test, not chemical. How does your wife feel? there are other symptoms to being pregnant - sore boobs is a common one.

I knew I was pregnant, did a test, it came up negative, my husband tried to tell me not to be sad, but I could really feel I was pregnant. Sure enough I was - with twins! Actually at that stage it was triplets (but I lost one early on). So sometimes you can know before the test can predict it.

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Old 12.07.2011, 20:16
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I mean, if two grown ups decide to breed, ok with me, they probably count on the horrendous tax. But if teen kids make a mess and need to test asap, the 15fr price tag in the vending machine gets ugly, or poor students at uni? They should offer a super cheap ones, as they do at home, don't look so nice but stressed out young folks could care less, couldn't they..

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I wouldn't mind paying so much, if that's what they were actually worth but what they charge for them here is exorbitant.

Anyway, I hope you get good news tomorrow, TonyBhoy.
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Old 12.07.2011, 20:22
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Well, how about another test, not chemical. How does your wife feel? there are other symptoms to being pregnant - sore boobs is a common one.

I knew I was pregnant, did a test, it came up negative, my husband tried to tell me not to be sad, but I could really feel I was pregnant. Sure enough I was - with twins! Actually at that stage it was triplets (but I lost one early on). So sometimes you can know before the test can predict it.

Good luck!
She does have symptoms, but she gets the sore boobs before each period as well
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Old 12.07.2011, 20:26
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

They've never failed us, and my wife has used them the week before period was due. The last one was an early predictor kit, and it too was +ve.
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Old 12.07.2011, 20:33
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She does have symptoms, but she gets the sore boobs before each period as well
Tony, I am thrilled at the trust with us you manifest here, but I think I would be very slightly peeved if my other half discussed my sore boobs and exact times of period with people in public and leave it hang here for ever, and ever, and ever... I might be completely old school and hungry cranky at this point, but voila...have some decorum, hahaha.
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