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I noticed a couple of posts saying that the Early Bird pregnancy test was fiddly to use. I think this is the old dip test they are talking about because I used an Early Bird Swift last week which is their new Midstream test. It was just as easy to use as any of the other big name tests I have tried in the past. It was also really good value compared to the prices of some of the other tests I saw. It was only £4.95 for a branded test (i never trust those supermarket own label ones). The result was really easy to read and came up in less than 1 minute which really surprised me as I have had to wait more than 5 minutes before. It also had an extendable handle which made it longer and easier to pee on. I have used these a few times now and they have always given me the right result. I was trying to get pregnant this time so tested on the first day I missed my period and it gave a positive result straight away. Yay. I Hope this helps anyone that is thinking of using them
The test is slightly tricky to used but that is not a problem. After being late I took the test and the result was faint positive. Quick look at the web told me that in all probability I'm rpegnant but it was too early after implementation to show a clearer result. I was not pregnant.It was a huge disappointment.
hi there iam new on here today, i was just woundering if i could get some advice, well last week i did a early bird pregnancy test and it showed up the dark blue line to say the test worked and then i got a very very faint line to say i was pregnant , so i left it and done another one the next day and i got a faint line again, i went to the clinic to have a pregnancy test done i told them about the test i done at home and they said they would not give me one as it was to soon, iam due on my period on the 3rd of july. how soon can you tell you mite be pregnant has anyone had this before? thanks
Had to get a test the other day as I was in a bit of a panic. I went to my local pharmacy and got an Early Bird single for about £5.00. I thought it was pretty easy to use and it gave me the result in about a minute, so the panic was over pretty quickly. I got a -ve result thank god and that was that. My period came the next day - must have been all the worrying! So, yes, Early Bird - no probs.
As far as I'm concerned, all you need is a normal test like Early Bird. Those Cleablue digital tests must be for idiots. All you need to do is read the result strip. I bought Early Bird twin tests and found them cheap, easy to use and as reliable as anything else I've ever tried. Early Bird comes in a small box, so I got rid of it at work without a problem. No complaints.
I bought the twin pack of this test and have to say I was very disappointed with it.
The test is fiddly to use when compared to mid-stream tests, which can be similar in price to this (Early Bird 1-Test £3-4, 2-Test £6-8). It involves collecting the urine in a small plastic container (provided) and inserting the testing stick into a foam ring, in order to float it in the urine. The result takes several minutes to fully develop, and can be read in a small area at the top of the stick, where there will be a line to say if the test has worked (or no line if it hasn't) and one to show your result.
I used the first of the Early Bird tests one week after my period was due, and received a very faint line to say I was pregnant. As the line was so faint, one week later I used the second test to confirm the result and was alarmed when the test showed negative. I phoned Early Bird's helpline only to be told that 'if' I was pregnant (so much for the reliability of the test) then I must have had an early miscarriage for the second test to be negative. Disappointed, I accepted this but when my period still hadn't arrived one week later, I went to see my Doctor, who tested for and confirmed my pregnancy (a much more accurate result, my youngest arrived in due course).
I would not recommend these tests, the only thing in their favour is the price, but the accuracy seems to be poor and could lead to problems, particularly if it is important that you know your result quickly.
Having had several pregnancy tests and scares in the past it ends up being an expensive deal with your average test costing at the cheapest £5 for one done at the chemists.I didn't like the thought of doing that and would rather have it done within minutes in the privacy of my own home so i went down to my local town and went looking for a cheaper but as reliable test.Then i came across the early bird tests.I had heard of the name before so at a saving of about £3 per test i thought i would give it a go so i brought a test of two and off i went home. The test instructions were clear and the proceedure was pretty similar to other tests on the market.Urinate in a pot,add your stick,leave for a few minutes and there you have your result. As in the past i have had wrong results i did two tests just to double check that it is deffinitely correct.Each time the results have been the same so now i am assured in their correctness that i now only use the one.For me this has been the best and most accurate testing kit that i have known. It is great value for money,easy to use with a clear accurate result.
HAVING SPENDING LOADS OF MONEY ON VARIOUS OTHER TESTS,I PICKED THIS ONE UP IN SUPERDRUG FOR £5 ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF A FRIEND. IT WAS THE EASIEST ONE I HAVE USED ALTHOUGH I CAN SE HOW IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT PEEING IN THE PLASTIC POT(I USED AN OLD JUG AND EMPTIED IT IN) THE TEST STICK IS THEN FLOATED UPRIGHT IN THE WEE USING A LITTLE RING SHAPED FLOAT .THE TEXT SAYS IT TAKES TWO MINUTES FOR A POSITIVE RESULT BUT MY HUSBAND SAYS MY SECOND BLUE LINE APPEARED STRAIGHT AWAY(I DONE A RUNNER INCASE IT WAS NEGATIVE!) I WOULD DEFINITELY USE THIS TEST AGAIN IF I HAVE NEEDED TO.PS: I HAD A BABY BOY IN MAY
This is the first and only test I have ever had to use. It cost me about £5 for one test from Superdrug. It can be used from day 1 of your missed period and can be used at any time of the day, though first thing in the morning is best as I would have thought it will be more accurate. I used it the same day of my missed period and it gave me an accurate result - positive, and the test was done early evening. It is slightly trick to use as you have to pee into a tiny pot (very messy trying to hit it!!) you then out a little foam ring around the predictor strip and float it into the pot. It says to wait a couple of minutes but for a more accurate test wait for 5. One blue line on the predictor strip means your not pregnant and 2 means you are. I think it was eventually 10 minutes later when I dared to look at it, and sure enough, as clear as day there were 2 lines. I consulted my doctor, who still wanted to do another test just to make sure, and those results came back positive too. It worked for me - but all tests are not 100% accurate so do make sure you consult your doctor as well.
This home pregnancy test is one of the cheapest on the market, at around £8 for 2 tests. It's not the easiest test to use, you have to collect a urine sample in a small plastic pot, then put a foam ring over the test stick and float it in the pot for 20 seconds or so to get the result. Although the result was always accurate for me, a friend used this test and it gave a very faint positive, but when she did a different test it was negative - and she actually wasn't pregnant. So this test could possibly raise hopes or worry you (depending what you want it to say!) by giving a false positive, which is supposed to be pretty rare. I have since discovered the virtues of the slightly more expensive ones like clearblue and Boots where you just have to pee on the stick and wait. Far easier, far cleaner (no collecting your wee!) and the results seem very accurate. This is a budget buy really, and although it does work, I'm not sure it's quite as reliable as others on the market.
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