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The only time it's acceptable to wave your wee in front of your partner's face
First Response Early Pregnancy Test
Member Name: katyj10
First Response Early Pregnancy Test
Advantages: Reliable and quick results, sometimes a little earlier!
Disadvantages: Too expensive
I've waited a while to write this review as I didn't want to tempt fate. Maybe I will be more positive about this test as it gave me the result I wanted! But having tried other tests, I do believe this is the best one on the market.
**Why are these special?***
The unique selling point of First Response tests are that they claim to give results up to 6 days early. The key words here are 'up to' and it really isn't advisable to test until your period is due as it can cause extra disappointment and upset, not to mention unnecessary expense on your pocket!
I had got some poundland cheapies (you get two in a pack) in for a quick test fix as it's quite addictive wanting to find out if you are pregnant or not. In March, I did a cheapie and could see a feint pg line so the next day I whipped out the First Response test that I'd had waiting for this very moment.
**Techniques of catching wee***
Always use the first wee of the day as it's more concentrated and will pick up if the all important HGC chemical is in your urine. The experts recommend a sample from the middle of the wee but sometimes that's easier said than done! With the cheaper tests, it's better to pee in a pot and dip the stick in or you can spoil the results, but with First Response, it's easy, you just pee on the absorbent tip for a few seconds and then recap the lid and set it down to wait three minutes before you read the results.
Having had the feint test the previous day I was really optimistic that the test would show up positive. One line is the test line and the second line is the deciding factor. Sure enough it came up after a minute and that was me pregnant. It's very very rare to get a false positive result on a test but some people leave them too long to read and see an evaporation line which looks like a second line. I think this is more likely to happen on a cheapie stick than one of the more substantial plastic covered tests. The FR also uses pink dye which I've heard is more reliable than the blue dye ones but I'm not sure if that's true or not.
**Not a cheap buy***
I touched earlier that these tests aren't cheap, at Boots they are £8.49 for a single test and £10.49 for a twin pack. I bought mine on special offer and got the Boots points too of course.
**Why get a two pack?**
A few people wonder why you would ever need more than one test if you're late for your period... but it really is a different story when it's something you want and you want to confirm it again and again when it actually happens!
I do genuinely think these are the clearest, most reliable and no-nonsense tests to use although I wouldn't recommend using them earlier than your period is due.
***On another note...***
Good luck to all those reading this who are trying and don't forget to wave the wee-covered stick in your partner's face once you get your result!
Summary: Get them when they are on offer if you're trying for a baby. But don't use them too early!
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