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Old 13.07.2011, 14:44
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

That works too.

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What's wrong with the shag-like-rabbits approach?

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Old 13.07.2011, 14:56
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What's wrong with the shag-like-rabbits approach?

Nothing but after 2.5 years it gets exhausting If however it only takes a few months or even a year, then yeah great fun

But still... I'd rather be 'shagging like rabbits' at the 'right' time of the month rather than 'all' month
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Old 13.07.2011, 15:02
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So, if one uses those instant ovul home kids, does it simply tell you at that specific point, yes/no, or does it tell you also how far from ovulation? Does one need one test? Or a couple of them in the month to see when exactly one is ready?
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you get one of those nowadays (bit expensive, but reusable as many times as necessary)- tells you low, high and peak fertility. really, considering that you can only get pregnant a few days every month, I think it's only reasonable to know when that is.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clearblue-81...0561989&sr=8-1
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I ordered ovulation test strips and early pregnancy test strips from SME Fertility in the UK. Don't know if they ship here but worth a try. 6 for 20 strips.

Preg test sensitivity is 10mlU/ml but I still got negative result 1-2 days before my period was due, only positive after.
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Old 13.07.2011, 16:21
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

Reusable as long as you buy the test sticks that go with it. Why not just by normal sticks and plot them on a graph yourself!

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Old 13.07.2011, 19:23
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hi, just read that my blood test might have been done too early. the HCG is different on every women and might not raise as quick as on others. 14 days after conception the blood test is relayable. i done mine after 11 days. might still be lucky :-D as the early tests are more sensitive to HCG than the blood and 2 positive tests make it unbelevable for me to be wrong.....! will need to be patient and not giving up hope.
exactly the same.... the blood test, done too early, said: no
but.... the blue and pink preg tests picked up the slightest change in hormones.

well he's taller than I am now
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Old 13.07.2011, 22:46
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Why not just by normal sticks and plot them on a graph yourself!
too lazy

well, actually I have one of those: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Persona-Cont...0589932&sr=1-2

works both as contraceptive without any hormones and side effects and fertility monitor
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Old 13.07.2011, 23:13
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

Again, the cervix IS your friend ladies,

By learning how the cervix change during your cycle, you can find out when you are ovulating and if you have conceived.

Best of luck OP, I always thought that at the moment the stick has a line, even a very teeny tiny one, it is because it's detect the hormone. And the only time the hormone is there, is when the ovule had been conceived.

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Old 14.07.2011, 01:04
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

Ok question to all ladies of the forum. Or guys if they know. Lets say your period is late. How many days after you expect it should you have a test?
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Old 14.07.2011, 01:06
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Ok question to all ladies of the forum. Or guys if they know. Lets say your period is late. How many days after you expect it should you have a test?
Do what my wife does and do it before your period is due
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Old 14.07.2011, 01:09
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Ok question to all ladies of the forum. Or guys if they know. Lets say your period is late. How many days after you expect it should you have a test?
You can try one day after, but you'll be far more accurate if you can wait a week. Them hormones are like, turbo-charged, or something.
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Ok question to all ladies of the forum. Or guys if they know. Lets say your period is late. How many days after you expect it should you have a test?
As mentioned earlier, it depends partly on the sensitivity of the test. Some are intended to be used as soon as you miss a period or even earlier but they all test for the hormone HCG which increases at exponential rates in your body in the early days of pregnancy so the longer you leave it the more reliable the test result will be - and the darker/faster appearing the line on the stick will be if positive.
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Old 14.07.2011, 07:16
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

assuming you have a regular cycle, the pregnancy test strips would be reliable 1 week after your period is due...

Assuming you have a 'textbook' situation, conception occurs around 10-14 days before the period is due...so by the time you test it's been about 3 weeks...plenty of time for implantation and hormones to get going.

That said, I've been pregnant 4 times and I can tell within 48 hours...blood volume increases, need to go to the bathroom 10 times a day...very obvious....
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Old 14.07.2011, 07:27
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assuming you have a regular cycle, the pregnancy test strips would be reliable 1 week after your period is due...
I can tell you that fertility clinics tell ladies to test 14 or 15dpo to get a result (they dont make them wait a week) so testing just before on or just after the day your period is due should give you a result
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

The best result for a preg. test is on the day you expect your period. Here is another idea for the OP. Get a period app for the Mrs.' phone. It will tell you when you are ovulating. I took a o.test this month and it was correct with the app! Much easier then charting yourself Also, shagging like rabbits wont hurt. Once you know when you are ovulating, it is pretty easy to see all the symptoms and know in the future.
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That said, I've been pregnant 4 times and I can tell within 48 hours...blood volume increases, need to go to the bathroom 10 times a day...very obvious....
I think my wife was the same (three times). The pregnancy test was just confirmation of what she already knew.
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That said, I've been pregnant 4 times and I can tell within 48 hours...blood volume increases, need to go to the bathroom 10 times a day...very obvious....
I had zero symptoms at all in those first 12 weeks - non of the usual check list of things to look out for
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Re: Pregnancy test accurancy???

First pregnancy: Positive blood test result - one week before period.

Second pregnancy: Positive stick result - 4 days before period.
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Ok question to all ladies of the forum. Or guys if they know. Lets say your period is late. How many days after you expect it should you have a test?
I depends so much on the test sensitivity. My tests were 10mIU, and I had a faint line at 10dpo (days past ovulation). That's 4 days before my period was due, assuming a 14-day luteal phase (mine were 13-14 days). It also, of course, depends on when implantation occurs, which can vary by many days.

Regarding cervix checks, it's not such a big deal, though it's maybe not for squeamish people. A great time to check is after a shower when your hands are clean. Otherwise, it's a really good idea to wash your hands thoroughly before poking around up there. I guess that's kind of obvious, but you never know.

To the OP, did you get a yes/no or beta hCG (with a number of how much hCG was found: 2, 30, 400, etc.)? And I know it's hard to go through this cycle after cycle. We tried for over a year for our second and found out I was pregnant just a week before our first appointment with a fertility specialist would have been. Good luck!
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This book is fantastic! It is really aimed at 1st timers who need to know the very basics. It`s available in the English bkshop in ZH. I like the fun, clear layout and there is one for dad's too!
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