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19/04/2012 at 13:28
Just wondered what you think about testing early? I was looking at First Response in the supermarket last night, and couldn't believe you can test as early as 6 days before due (obvioulsy with increasing reliability the closer you get). This is my first cycle of ttc and the 2ww is killing me! Very tempted to test over the weekend instread of waiting til Wednesday, as husband is away from Tuesday, but at the same time I don't want to go through the deflation of seeing a negative and then having to test again days later! How do you all cope with the wait?!
Good luck all xxx
19/04/2012 at 13:57
19/04/2012 at 14:09
Thanks Andi - you're so right about not keeping tests in the house, I think I will take that advice! I think I'll have to give in and test early this first time (as I already have the tests, lol), but if it turns out I need to carry on ttc then I won't buy til needed. Good advice, much appreciated. FC for a BFP for you too xx
19/04/2012 at 15:57
19/04/2012 at 17:11
Jay - sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I was so nervous following my BFP until AF due date was long gone.
Flowermoon - I have been an obsessed early tester since starting TTC. The best advice I got was from a friend who was having fertility tests. She said buy a bunch of internet cheapies (I bought 25 for £4 off Ebay) and test daily. Then a BFN can become a normal part of your day, and you don't build yourself up to buying a test/ testing etc. I did exactly this and started to get the faintest of faint lines at 11dpo. They gradually got darker, although still much paler than the test line and I'm still using them now at 20dpo, lol! At 12dpo I got a positive on a CB digi and a First Response Early Results test.
The downside to this is that tests are so sensitive now. Sometimes the egg is fertilised but doesn't implant, resulting in a 'chemical pregnancy' so you get an early BFP and then AF arrives as normal, which is horrible. I wouldn't let me believe my BFP until AF's due date had long gone, but it's really hard to stay calm.
Goodluck, hope you get your BFP soon. xxx
19/04/2012 at 18:52
I just asked the same thing on the 'Trying for a Baby' section....thanks for the advice.
I will try and be patient and wait my turn!
Baby dust to all x x
19/04/2012 at 22:11
19/04/2012 at 22:17
20/04/2012 at 21:31
Hiya. I tested early when i got my bfp - because it was new year's eve and i was about to go out drinking, and wanted to be sure i wasn't pregnant. AF was due on the monday, i tested on the friday, so not massively early. Only had one test in the house though, and didn't believe it when it was positive so had to go out at 7.30pm on NYE looking for a shop open to sell me a test! So next time i WILL be keeping plenty in the house! xxx
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