(Closed) Lines not darkening much

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Tests and strip tests in particular really aren’t a great way of gauging pregnancy progression. We all do it! But it’s really not a failsafe way to figure out if our hormone levels are doubling as they should be. It can work, but the only true way to know for sure is to have bloodwork done and then done again a day or so later to see how much increase there was. Try not to worry. 

Post # 4
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BabyEtobe: I found that Wondfos were horrible for showing progression – it took several days for me to see a definite difference between lines. FRERs were much better at showing progression – grab a few of those if you’d like the comfort of some darker lines. I posted a pic of my Wondfos below – usually I had to compare lines 2-3 days apart to even see a tiny bit of difference. And once I got to a certain point (around 18dpo), they maxed out and just stopped getting darker altogether. Congrats and best wishes for a healthy and happy pregnancy! 🙂

Post # 6
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah the wondfos suck at showing progression.  I’d already smacked the control line down on the FRER and the wondfos were STILL showing lightish lines.  It took me until probably 5+ weeks in to get a line darker than the control line on a wondfo.  


Post # 7
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@BabyEtobe:  I’m glad you took the FRER. Seriously, those cheepies take forever!



Post # 8
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BabyEtobe:  I didnt even get a positive that anybody else could see on a cheapie test until i was 6 weeks! You are pregnant and that is all that matters for now. Try not to worry too much and if you want to check your hcg levels are rising properly maybe ask your doctor for a blood test to put your mind at rest x

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