Are you pregnant? Discover the results quickly with a super early pregnancy test.
If you think you might be pregnant – even if it was planned or not – it can be quite stressful!
Waiting to take a pregnancy test can take a while. With regular over the counter pregnancy tests, you have to wait for at least 3 weeks after intercourse, or after the first day of your missed period, in order to get a reliable result.
Waiting that long for a result is very stressful, especially such a life-changing event. Many women are unsure when to do a pregnancy test and just guess.
One of the fastest pregnancy test available is the First Response Early Results Pregnancy Test, which is two times as sensitive compared to regular pregnancy tests on the market. The test can give results in as little as 6 days before the next due date of your period.
Signs that you might be pregnant:
- Your period is late
- Nausea and/or throwing up
- Sore breasts
- Urinating more frequently than normal
- Food cravings and an increased level of responsiveness to scents and tastes
If there is an increase in the hormone HCG in the urine, the Ultra Early Pregnancy Test will detect it.
HCG levels for women who are not pregnant are usually under 3 IU/L (international units per litre), however, by the 10th week after conception, this level can reach as much as 230,000 IU/L. Levels as low as 5 IU/L can be detected by the Suresign test and is comparable to any pregnancy test given by a doctor.
How Does the Test Work?
Early pregnancy tests work simply. You just have to pee onto a test stick for 3 seconds, ideally when you first get up in the morning as this is when the hormones are at peak levels, but the test can be performed anytime throughout the day if required. Results are available in only 3 minutes – one line means you are not pregnant and two lines mean that you are pregnant, even if the lower line is faded.
If your period isn’t late, it is recommended that you perform a second test a couple of days later. Once you get the result, either way, you will feel greatly relieved; don’t stress yourself by putting it off, take an early pregnancy test today! Could you be pregnant? Find out as soon as possible with this super early test for pregnancy.
If you are pregnant, and that’s what you wanted, congratulations! Read our blog post on what to do next.
What to Do If You Get a Positive Result
Getting a positive pregnancy test result can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Here are some tips on what to do next if your test comes back positive:
- Make an appointment with your GP – Getting early prenatal care is important for your health and the health of your baby. Your doctor can confirm the pregnancy, estimate your due date, and start you on prenatal vitamins.
- Take care of yourself – Eat a balanced diet, take prenatal vitamins, get plenty of rest, and avoid alcohol, smoking and risky activities. Staying healthy keeps you and baby well.
- Tell your partner – If you have a significant other, they’ll want to know this big news! Decide when and how you want to share it together.
- Calculate your due date – Using the first day of your last period and an online due date calculator can give you an estimate of when to expect the baby. Dating scans later on will give a more accurate date.
- Make lifestyle adjustments – Consider any changes needed to medications, exercise routine, work schedule or finances to accomodate your pregnancy.
- Research pregnancy care – Learn about what to expect during prenatal visits, recommended tests, labor stages and more so you feel empowered.
- Look into pregnancy benefits – Inquire with your HR department about maternity leave, pay and health insurance to understand your options.
- Tell close family when ready – Many moms-to-be share the news early on with close family members first before announcing more widely.
- Join pregnancy groups – Connecting with other expecting moms can provide support, advice and friendship during your 9 month journey.
- Start a journal – Writing about your thoughts, feelings and milestones along the way can be special to look back on.
- Download apps – Pregnancy apps can be handy for tracking your progress, symptoms, appointments and baby’s growth week-to-week.
With some preparation and care, you can feel confident embracing this next chapter. Congratulations on the positive pregnancy test!
What If You Get a Negative Result
Seeing a negative pregnancy test when you want to be pregnant can be disappointing. Here are some tips on next steps if your test comes back negative:
- Take another test in a few days – HCG levels build up over time, so it’s possible to get a negative at first even if pregnant. Retest in 2-3 days.
- Analyze your cycle – Think about dates and symptoms to determine if you could have tested too early. You may ovulate/conceive later than assumed.
- Make an OB/GYN appointment – Your doctor can do a blood test to confirm results if periods are irregular. They can also address any underlying issues.
- Don’t give up hope – Many couples conceive within 6 months to a year of trying. Stay positive and keep trying on fertile days. Timing matters.
- Explore options if challenges – Issues like infertility or miscarriages may need medical support. Doctors can provide guidance on next steps.
- Focus on health – Tracking cycles, maintaining a healthy BMI, taking prenatals and minimizing stress can optimize fertility and outcomes.
- Lean on your partner – Getting disappointing results can be emotional. Support each other through this process of trying to conceive.
- Practice self-care – Take time for yourself, do activities you enjoy and find communities that understand what you’re going through.
- Adjust expectations – The average time to conceive is 4-6 cycles for women under 35. Be patient with your body and the process.
- Make lifestyle changes – Boost fertility chances by quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, improving diet and exercising regularly.
- Though it may take longer than planned, your time for a positive pregnancy test could still come. Stay hopeful! If challenges persist, your doctor can explore solutions with you.
This post has been updated since its original publication in 2017.