(Closed) POAS question: timing and frequency

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

There are many reasons for testing early, and everyone has their own!

Curiosity is definitely one. As far as cost, you can buy cheap “dip-stick” tests online or droplet tests from the dollar store. First Response Early Result tests are the gold standard (other than digitals), but they are expensive.

Other reasons to test early: to test when your partner is there, to find out as early as possible so that you can make good decisions for baby’s health (drinking alcohol, taking/not taking certain medications), for those who have had past miscarriages, finding out ASAP is important so that testing/treatment can be begun to prevent losing another baby.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@ThreeMeers:  I’ve seen some very early positives online with both Dollar Store and dipstick tests. I got my positive at 9DPO, but it was on a FRER.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@ThreeMeers:  Bunny is right about why people test early. I myself try not to test early, but I was experiencing a lot of nausea this time around so I tested early…twice. BFNs both times but AF was 2 days late and I might have had a chemical pregnancy that my tests didn’t detect.

The cheapies are not as sensitive as a FRER, but they are actually just as sensitive as most other tests. early-pregnancy-tests.com even has a type of cheapie that is supposed to detect at 10miu (most regular tests detect 20 or 25miu). There’s a post pinned to the top of the main TTC page that has a list of the tests by sensitivity: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/pregnancy-tests-by-sensitivity.

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