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When David and I were trying to conceive, we tried for months with no luck. Finally we just agreed to wait a year before trying again but low and behold, I found out I was pregnant two weeks later. With my first son I knew something was off with my body at 6 weeks. Of course, I followed up my concerns with a pregnancy test which confirmed my suspicions. Taking a pregnancy test between 6-8+ weeks is normally when most people find out that their pregnant.
With this pregnancy, I grabbed a First Response early result pregnancy test from a local drug store to find out if my suspicions were correct again. When we went to the doctor I guesstimated that I was about 8 weeks as it had been a week and a half since I took the test. After getting my blood drawn, the doctor decided to do an internal ultrasound and from there we found out that I was only 5 weeks along. My mind was blown. How did I find out that I was pregnant so early?!
When I think about how many pregnancy tests I had used with my first son to receive a positive result and how long it took to display my result, I’m baffled at how far pregnancy tests have come. Before you had to wait until after your first missed period but now First Response has created an FDA approved pregnancy test that you can take as early as SIX days before the FIRST day of your missed period since it can detect all relevant forms of hCG throughout pregnancy. Though you still have to wait 3 minutes for a result, First Response is able to show you those two little pink lines for a positive pregnancy result any time of day with 99% accuracy from the first day of your missed period. Need one? You can pick them up for $8.99-$15.99 depending on which major drugstore, grocery store, or mass retailer store you go to.
The test I used then(April 2014) was the original design so I did still pee on myself a little when taking the test(sorry for the TMI!). However, their new and improved design is way better! The test is curved so you can hold it easier and has a longer handle with a 50% wider tip so you can keep the pee off of you!
After finding out all this information about First Response’s early result pregnancy test, its no wonder I was able to find out that I was pregnant with my second son at 3 weeks. With all the advancements First Response has incorporated, I don’t know how it can get any better than now…or at least I would think not but technology has a way of proving us wrong!
I can’t believe how far technology has come. You can get pregnancy results so fast now! I had to wait a lot longer than this when I was trying to figure out if I was pregnant.
Christiana hughes says
That’s a great news a come to know about it.. technology is just awesome and it has given so much.
Before few years back it was not possible to know whether you are pregnant or not but now it just 6 days matter.
Thanks for sharing this. .. 🙂
Thanks for giving us your personal experience with these tests. I agree, they work way better than the store brand.
I love FRER tests! I usually buy them after I use the cheapy dollar store tests, just for peace of mind and verification. They are the only tests I truly trust!
For me I wont be needing this for a long time. But its great for people who are trying and really want to know if they concieved!!
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
I remember way, way back when I was waiting to find out if I were pregnant. It took so much longer than this.
Chris G says
My wife used this same brand when we were finding out if she got pregnant. Great product.
Finding out your pregnant is a huge moment. This is not the time to be peeing on your hand. I love that it has a wider handle to avoid that mess.
That is so cool. Finding out in just six days is just amazing. I found out about my two pregnancies after a month and a half.
That’s good that they’ve made improvements. I like how easy they are to get results.
Rebecca Swenor says
I had to laugh a little when you told your story. I was thinking you can pee in a cup to do it too. Anyway the new improved helps that problem. I used First Response when I found out I was pregnant for my second child and that was over 19 years ago. Thanks for sharing.
Shaney Vijendranath says
This is awesome! Wish I knew about this when I fell pregnant. I was one of those impatient ones… 🙂
This is the brand I always used when I was trying for a sweet baby. It’s the best on the market.
Manu Kalia says
This must be an amazing product for new marriage couple. Will recommend this to a friend.
michele d says
This is great to know. I am sure many women will appreciate this post. My baby making days are over. 🙂
First Response is a great brand! They have come a long way too. This would be great for many women!
This is the test I used with my youngest although I was already a good bit along and didn’t know it. It’s amazing how soon you can tell now.
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
This is the same test I used to find out we were pregnant with our son. We found at about 4 weeks so it works really well!
Neha Sultan says
Congrats on the good new and it is interesting how far technology has come. I do not have kids yet but I know when I do plan I can get results soon. Great product.
Yona Williams says
That’s really impressive that you can find out that you are pregnant in such a quick amount of time.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
It’s the first time I’ve heard of first response. I think it’s a great product.
Pregnancy test kits are really a must have nowadays.