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Pregnancy test opinions Mrs{heart}Whitlock TTC since Sep 2013; 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 1117 posts
2nd Oct '13

I keep having a pop up on my computer that's for a new Clearblue Week Estimator Pregnancy Test...Is it real and has anyone tried it? If so how accurate is it? Whats the best, accurate tests to use? Thank in advance ladies!

[BLB] is Expecting! Due January 22; TTC since Jun 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Hasty, Colorado 16752 posts
2nd Oct '13

I use them. So far they have been BFN. Digitals aren't as sensitive as FRER. But they are accurate, if you're testing at the right time.

Mrs{heart}Whitlock TTC since Sep 2013; 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 1117 posts
2nd Oct '13
Quoting [BLB] is TTC:" I use them. So far they have been BFN. Digitals aren't as sensitive as FRER. But they are accurate, if you're testing at the right time."


What exactly is FRER? I'm learning this slowly but surely :) Plus digitals they are so expensive. Since we just started TTC I think I'm going to stick with the other tests for now since I will be buying in bulk ;)

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Yer mom's house, GA, United States 12427 posts
2nd Oct '13

it's real lol it's not the best for early testing though since they require more hcg. they're expensive though! I saw them in Walmart for like $11 each :shock: it'd be cheaper for me to go to the drs to see how far along I am lol

[BLB] is Expecting! Due January 22; TTC since Jun 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Hasty, Colorado 16752 posts
2nd Oct '13
Quoting Mrs{heart}Whitlock:" What exactly is FRER? I'm learning this slowly but surely :) Plus digitals they are so expensive. Since ... [snip!] ... expensive. Since we just started TTC I think I'm going to stick with the other tests for now since I will be buying in bulk ;) "

First response early result.



I think I paid $13.99 for a pack of three at Target. Not that bad, really. FRER were 12.99 for a three pack and had a one dollar off coupon on the box.

♥ LA 1 child; ..., KY, United States 612 posts
2nd Oct '13
Quoting Mrs{heart}Whitlock:" What exactly is FRER? I'm learning this slowly but surely :) Plus digitals they are so expensive. Since ... [snip!] ... expensive. Since we just started TTC I think I'm going to stick with the other tests for now since I will be buying in bulk ;) "


First Response Early Result, it was what I used when I found out I was pregnant with DD.

Mrs{heart}Whitlock TTC since Sep 2013; 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 1117 posts
2nd Oct '13
Quoting ღCeCeღ:" it's real lol it's not the best for early testing though since they require more hcg. they're expensive ... [snip!] ... though! I saw them in Walmart for like $11 each :shock: it'd be cheaper for me to go to the drs to see how far along I am lol"


Lol exactly. I may try it after I've been late for a couple weeks but def. not and early one!

[BLB] is Expecting! Due January 22; TTC since Jun 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Hasty, Colorado 16752 posts
2nd Oct '13

If you plan to test daily from 9dpo on, like some do, you will want to go with a cheaper test, like Wondfo dip strips (although many don't like these) - you can find them on Amazon.



You could also use the eight-eight cent tests at Walmart. Or the dollar store tests. Some complain both of these are prone to evaps, but I don't think it's a huge issue. Just don't trust a positive unless it's confirmed by a digi or FRER.

Mrs{heart}Whitlock TTC since Sep 2013; 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 1117 posts
2nd Oct '13
Quoting [BLB] is TTC:" First response early result. I think I paid $13.99 for a pack of three at Target. Not that bad, really. FRER were 12.99 for a three pack and had a one dollar off coupon on the box."


Oh that's really not bad. Does it just go up to three weeks thought or will it say 6 or 8 weeks?

Mrs{heart}Whitlock TTC since Sep 2013; 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 1117 posts
2nd Oct '13
Quoting [BLB] is TTC:" If you plan to test daily from 9dpo on, like some do, you will want to go with a cheaper test, like Wondfo ... [snip!] ... are prone to evaps, but I don't think it's a huge issue. Just don't trust a positive unless it's confirmed by a digi or FRER."


I got a box of tests from walmart. The cheap early tests, pink dye since I heard blue are no good. it was three or four tests for $5 or $7 something I think. I's been soo long since weve had to buy tests its like learning to ride a bike all over lol

[BLB] is Expecting! Due January 22; TTC since Jun 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Hasty, Colorado 16752 posts
2nd Oct '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs{heart}Whitlock:</b>" Oh that's really not bad. Does it just go up to three weeks thought or will it say 6 or 8 weeks?"</blockquote>



I think it says 2-3, 3-5 and 6+



Eta: it says 1-2, 2-3 or 3+. I was wrong.

Mrs{heart}Whitlock TTC since Sep 2013; 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 1117 posts
2nd Oct '13
Quoting [BLB] is TTC:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs{heart}Whitlock:</b>" Oh that's really not bad. Does it ... [snip!] ... or will it say 6 or 8 weeks?"</blockquote> I think it says 2-3, 3-5 and 6+ Eta: it says 1-2, 2-3 or 3+. I was wrong."


ohh ok well those would be pointless for me lol I always find out I'm pregnant when I start gaining like 20 pounds haha by then I'm 4 months

[BLB] is Expecting! Due January 22; TTC since Jun 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Hasty, Colorado 16752 posts
2nd Oct '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs{heart}Whitlock:</b>" ohh ok well those would be pointless for me lol I always find out I'm pregnant when I start gaining like 20 pounds haha by then I'm 4 months"</blockquote>
Il
If you are testing early you will know before that!

Mrs{heart}Whitlock TTC since Sep 2013; 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 1117 posts
2nd Oct '13

Quoting [BLB] is TTC:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs{heart}Whitlock:</b>" ohh ok well those would be pointless ... [snip!] ... gaining like 20 pounds haha by then I'm 4 months"</blockquote> Il If you are testing early you will know before that



I def will be testing early this time around since we are trying to plan this baby. Since my last menstrual ended Monday, should I wait until my next one should be here to see if it comes then if not test? and how accurate are ovulation tests from walmart? the ovulation calendar says im ovulating oct 5th through the 9th I believe and we have sex everyday so I should be good but I'm not for sure if its like a 6 hour, 12 hour or 24 hour period where its the most fertile or and hour? I've never planned to have a baby before :)

[BLB] is Expecting! Due January 22; TTC since Jun 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Hasty, Colorado 16752 posts
2nd Oct '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs{heart}Whitlock:</b>" "</blockquote>



You should BD three days before ovulation and everyday until the day after. Then go back to every other day. If you already BD daily, you are good to go. Sperm can live in a fertile cervix for up to five days.



Ovulation predictors from the store are accurate. I like clear blue easy digital. A bit pricey but it takes the guess work out.



If you are patient, it's best to wait until AF is late to test. That will save you money and it will also save the heartache of seeing BFNs.



Head over to the TTC forum. There is a thread called official TTC a 2014 baby. Those ladies are very friendly and will help you figure it all out!