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Old 02-21-2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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Pregnancy tests

My husband and I are trying to have our second child. I think I may be pregnant, but am still about 8 days away from when my period would normally start. Should I buy a home test and test with a.m. urine, or am I wasting my money and should just hold out another week or so. I want to know NOW! But I also don't want to throw my money away

 
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Old 02-21-2003, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Pregnancy tests

Hi! I took a test 16 DPO in the evening and got a negative result. I have been charting my temps and they are still up so I probably tested too early. I would venture to guess that 8 DPO is way too early to test. The absolute best thing to do is take one the day after AF is due and use FMU.
I suppose if you really like to test you can look for cheap pregnancy tests online and use those. I've heard of people getting them for $1 a piece. Good luck to you! I hope you get a BFP!

 
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Old 02-21-2003, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Pregnancy tests

I would say 8 days before AF is too early...I think the earliest you can test with an accurate result is 4 days before your period, but even then you may bring up a false negative. I would wait until you are one day late, then that way you won't be getting a false result!

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Old 02-21-2003, 11:04 AM   #4
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Re: Pregnancy tests

I bought 20 early home pregnancy test strips for .84 cents each (that is including shipping) so that I could test freely and not feel guilty. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif"> I'd say it's still too early but for future months look into buying the cheap ones online so when you just can't help but test early its not too much of a waste.

 
Old 02-21-2003, 11:28 AM   #5
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Re: Pregnancy tests

my df tested two days before her period was due and got a faint but positive result. we are now 17weeks and 3days along. They have them for upto 4 days prior to when af should come, so you could test up to 4 days early, but use the first morning urine for best concentration. good luck and God bless <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">

 
Old 02-21-2003, 11:43 AM   #6
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Re: Pregnancy tests

Thanks everyone! I think I can wait the 4-8 days you've all sugested. Waiting is hard! But at least there are a lot of us here playing the waiting game; we're not alone.

 
Old 02-21-2003, 12:24 PM   #7
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Re: Pregnancy tests

hi! it depends on how badly you're dying to know. Lots of people have false negatives when they test before AF, but I began testing about 8 days prior because I was dying to know, then by 5 days prior with my first morning urine, I got a faint positive. So, if you want to spend the money, it could be worth it just to know. I'd still say wait a couple days, though. I found out 5 days before AF on a 3 day before test, but from everything I've read on here, that was not a common occurrence.

 
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