Pregnancy Hot Topic – Home Pregnancy Tests

Home Pregnancy Tests . . . How many home pregnancy tests did you take before you believed the result?  Tell us what your favorite EPT brands are in the comments below.

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anonymous June 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

I was so far along that i only had to take one. The plus sign showed up before I even got done peeing on the stick!

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ElizabethN June 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm

It almost killed me, but I waited for the blood test from my RE. I did take a home test after the blood test, just because I wanted to see that line after years of negatives before our IVF.

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KarenP June 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I said I took 2 before I believed I was pregnant. The first one was soooo faint, but the next one just two hours later was clear as a bell.

I didn’t stop at 2 though. I took numerous additional tests because (a) I liked it and (b) I had them on hand anyway. I even used up some OPKs because I’d read that they can be used *somewhat* as pregnancy tests once you’re a few weeks along.

My favorite test was the digital that read pregnant.

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Elizasmom June 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I took three. The first one was clearly negative. The next day, the test had a REALLY faint line that I wasn’t sure. And the third was a digital that said Pregnant.

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redmedic June 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

I took two tests. The first one, I took because I was 4 days late and figured what the heck, might as well. Then the words pregnant popped up on the screen and I freaked out. My husband wanted to wait to tell anyone until I see the doctors, which won’t be before next week so I took another one, which just showed the plus sign this time.

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ibdezy June 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

The first one I took was a negative, I just knew I was pregnant by all the symptoms…after all, this would make my 3rd baby, 5th pregnancy. So I waited 5 more days and took another one, this time being a light positive + sign. I’m going to test out the seemingly favorite digital test in a few more days to be sure.

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anonymous June 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I took 4 at home at then went to the doctor’s office. We didn’t believe the results since we couldn’t get pregnant the last 6 years!

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anonymous June 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I took two of the EPT ones with the “plus” sign, the sign was very faint so I went and bought 4 more of the tests that spelled it out. All four showed up “pregnant” at the same time. Kinda a waste of money I guess….

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kclaser June 22, 2014 at 11:39 pm

I have taken 6 test so far, I still don’t believe it. I took one of the test with the lines first couple of times and they were so faint so my third was the Clear Blue Digital, amazing that it literally took a whole like 3 seconds to say “pregnant”. I have been to my Primary Care Manager and they didn’t even give me a test but referred me to an OBGYN that I go next Wednesday, so I’m still not 100% convinced I am pregnant.

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Corylynn June 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

I must’ve taken a dozen or more with my first. I just never wanted to believe I was pregnant, I was still in college, didn’t have a job, and wasn’t ready!

This time I really knew before I took the test. I bought a two pack and I still have one sitting in my bathroom because I don’t want to waste the money, I know what the answer will be.

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Joya June 24, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I only took one, and I knew before the results. My fiance and I had looked at all the early pregnancy symptoms and we were checking them off one by one. I was nervous to find out for sure because it would have been such a disappointment if I wasn’t. The only symptom that I felt I hadn’t had was mood swings, so the next day when I took wrong a comment from the boss and was literally balling at work, i decided I needed to find out for sure. I actually didn’t read the full instructions for this off brand, so i was expecting two lines in the result box. When I saw one line, I was confused because I was so sure I was pregnant. (I never have any PMS symptoms so the really sore breasts was the biggest sign for me) Anyway, I read the instructions then just to make sure, and low and behold, I was Pregnant! I am now at 9 weeks and just had an ultrasound last Wednesday were we got to see the heart beat!!! And even with being sick and tired and emotional all the time, I have never been more excited for anything!

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stacy June 25, 2014 at 11:31 am

I only took one before my hubby went to work one morning and we didn’t believe it so when he came home we went to a clinic. I still didn’t believe the nurse at first! Then she walks in with the paperwork and I started bawling!

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emilia June 26, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I’m a testing fanatic. I stock up on the dollar store tests and use them with abandon! I voted 5 plus….each pregnancy. LOL

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Emily July 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm

First sign was the boobs getting slightly fuller without the bloat that accompanies my period (win). Then a week later I was running a race I had prepped for perfectly and my legs felt like they were encased in concrete, my average mile time for a 5k is 7 min mile and under and I couldn’t get it under a 8 min mile, I knew something was up, got a bfp the next morning.

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