View Full Version : Which test to buy?
I'm going to have to invest in a home pregnancy test soon and I have no idea what brand to look for.
Is there a specific brand out that you prefer to use? Why do you prefer that brand? Does it really matter what brand I buy? How expensive are the pregnancy tests? Is it better to buy them from a chemist or a supermarket?
Any advice you can give me would be fantastic. :thumbsup:
Both times i have used them I got the Confirm ones from the supermarket...under $10. I only ever bought a single pack coz I was pretty sure I was preg both times...but they do come in a 2 pack. I just threw them in with the groceries, thats the only reason I got them from the supermarket.
I think this is one of the cheaper brands, but they worked fine both times for me..and my sis when she used one. :thumbsup:
I used Confirm too.
To be honest, I bought them from Woolworths on the way past that aisle ... I wasn't trying to conceive and, while I thought I was pregnant, I also thought I was nuts for thinking I was.
Easy test too - none of this mid-stream messing around (though those sorts of tests are becoming rarer) and the results came in pretty quick.
has anyone used pregnosis clear? apparently i can used it as a dipping one as well as a midstream...
You can use the dipping method with most pregnancy tests and certainly with Confirm. You just need to find a suitable and clean container to collect the urine in, dip the stick and replace the cap (this is from memory - the instructions in the package will obviously be more reliable than the 6 month old memory of a pregnant nit like me :p ).
I used the discover one step - That was really easy to use and read - I then used the clearblue digital which came up with the word "pregnant" after about 40 seconds - well cool!!!
I used pregnosis clear and the clearblue digital - I recommend the clearblue digital because it clearly says in workds pregnant or not pregnant so there is no guessing about there being a line or not - good luck with it all
and sorry it clearblue is only from chemists i think
With my two, I used every test I could find at the chemist and the supermarket and they all came up negative. I knew I was pg but I just wanted to confirm it myself... nothing.
I went to the dr, he did a pg test, negative. I MADE him send me for a blood test, surprise surprise positive. waited a few weeks, did another wee test. negative.
They may not work for some people.
Just go to the doc. The diff after the rebate is negligible.
Mummy-2-2, I think I'll buy a test and see what happens then make a trip to the Drs. May not find out as quickly, but I don't overly like trips to the Drs. :smile:
:idea: i have always bought the cheapest pregnancy tests , my sister inlaw too, and my dr couldnt pick up my results that i was pregnant but the cheapest preg test could.:barf:
You really need to look at the sensitivity of the test if you're planning on testing early - HPTs can vary from picking up 10mIU to 100 mIU of HCG - the 10mIU obviously being 10 x more sensitive than the 10, but they're pretty hard to find. The most common ones these days are 20 - 25mIU.
I don't know if they're any good, but I've just found this website: https://www.lullabyconceptions.com/
They're selling 10mIU tests for $3 a pop, or 10 for $25 - their delivery rate is pretty reasonable, and reportedly pretty quick (3 business days from receiving the order) AND they've got a 10% discount for new members.
So I just ordered 10 for $24.50 including delievery yesterday. I'll let you know about the rest when I do!
I agree with littlepickle, you cant go past the clearblue digital. No hassle of trying to work out if there is a line or not and wether its dark enough the little screen that says "pregnant" is definately peace if mind.
this shows testing of different brands
Cheers for that. :)
Okay, got an update on my last post:
I got the tests in the mail, 3 working days after I paid, as promised. Very prompt service, +++
HOWEVER - I've used three of the 10 tests - and one was a DUD:thumbsdown: Not happy jan, I've never ever had that happen before (although, I must admit, i've done only about 20 preg tests ever).
The others seem to work fine, and are really quite similar to one that I used when i was testing with DD. But I've only had BFNs yet. Wish me luck!
i use the ones that you can get at coles for around $8 to $20 there realy good i used them on my two pregnancies and they gave me a accurite reading
I always got the cheap ones too.
I found Big W was cheaper than Coles or Woolies.
I hadn't heard of the digital one though! Sounds cool!
If we ever go for #4 I'll definitely be using that one!
BFN. Accompanied by AF. Not pregnant:(
I think I tried just about every brand when I was pregnant - having tried for so long, and then getting a chemical pregnancy the month prior, I just kept re-checking to make sure. I found Pregnosis Clear to be the best brand, as they had the clearest results. I also used First Response, which I had heard was the best at picking up early results, but I only got really faint lines (all my tests were done prior to my period being due). I was really disappointed with the Fortel ultra-sensitive tests (supposed to test up to 7 days before period) - again really, really faint result, which would have made me really confused if I'd tried nothing else. I found the cheaper Fortel ones (test 3-4 days prior - 3pack for $8.50) to be really effective (in fact, this was the first test I ever did and it showed a really clear result). Hope this helps.
thanks for the link:thumbsup: my af is 2 days late and used a Confirm test and got a bfn, may go out and buy a First Response if af isn't here by Sat :fingerscrossed: i got a 3 pack of the First Response for $8.00 at Bi-Lo a little while ago and thought they were excellent value!! With ods i used Crystal Clear Midstream and got instant results. Not sure of the brand i used with yds but it was a 2 pack from Woolies and the results didn't come up until the full 10 minutes was up.
I have to say Crystal Clear Its cost me $18.95 for 2 test and its one that you can test 4 days before your due date which is what i did and got a BFP!!!
I have always had an accurate result with Discover OneStep.
This time I tried Pregnosis Clear 35 & 36 days after last AF and only got a very faint positive, both developed positive after 15 mins but they say that is innacurate. The next day I got a very clear pink line with Discover OneStep.
Oh it is cheap too only $15.95 for two tests.
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