Pregnancy test progression and hcg

posted 5 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
7866 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

eebolling :  pee stick darkness isn’t reliable, what was the second beta? So long as it doubles that’s what’s important. 

Post # 4
14939 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

FMU is strongest since it’s usually the longest most consistant hold (assuming you get roughly the same amount of sleep each night), so if you do FMU one morning, then PM the next day, it’s not comprable either since PM hold time probably varies a lot more.

This was my FMU progression with beta some levels from my successful pregnancy:


Post # 5
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

For what its worth, I had no line progression- in fact, my later FRER tests showed lighter lines and my digital went negative. My almost 4 month old son is sleeping in the next room- don’t put too much stock in line progression.

Post # 8
691 posts
Busy bee

eebolling :  my tests looked very similar to pinkshoes and ny five month old is sleeping in my arms right now. Try to stop testing because it’ll drive you nuts. I know it’s easier said than done but I had a few faulty tests that barely showed squinters after I had blazing positives and it just caused unnecessary stress. 

Also, I read that sometimes when your hcg is really high then the tests just show up as negative although not sure if it’s true because I stopped testing around 6 weeks in (had two miscarriages prior).

Post # 9
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Those are great lines. I know it must be difficult having suffered a loss so if you’re going to test, do it every two days max – testing twice a day is going to achieve nothing but anxiety as you won’t be comparing like for like as your urine will become more dilute during the day.

I remember freaking out that my lines weren’t progressing around 15DPO and my 7 week old daughter is currently snoring on my chest x

Post # 12
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Whilst the lines do change on pregnancy tests they’re really only designed to give a yes / no answer. Your HCG concentrations will also vary throughout the day depending on how hydrated you are so don’t let the strength of your lines dictate how you feel!

Post # 13
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th

eebolling :  I never had a beta done when I got preggers with my son but I can tell you that I used alot of FRERs because I wanted to make sure there was darkness progression.  It got to a point though that the line did not darken anymore and it was about where yours is!  Those are some very dark lines!  I hope that your test goes well!

Post # 14
937 posts
Busy bee

A FRER line can only get so dark…

Also, the lines don’t represent HCG. They are just there to tell you if you are pregnant or not.

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