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    Default Best pregnancy tests?

    Hi everybody,
    ive been doing some research on pregnancy tests on the web, and I've come across one called detect5 - anybody else heard of it/had experience with it? Is it able for purchase in Aus?

    (some background....I had a bfp couple weeks ago, but have had spotting for the last 5 days, including 2 days of cramping and one low hcg result.....not entirely giving up but not holding my breath either and want to be prepared for next go at ttc - thanks)

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    Sorry to hear about your low hcg I used oracle fertility ovulation tests and hpt tests they are cheap and you can buy in packs there is no postage either and you order them online, i got a faint bfp on them at 11dpo and got pregnant first cycle using there ovulation tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy86 View Post
    Sorry to hear about your low hcg I used oracle fertility ovulation tests and hpt tests they are cheap and you can buy in packs there is no postage either and you order them online, i got a faint bfp on them at 11dpo and got pregnant first cycle using there ovulation tests.
    Thanks happy
    I know the hcg doesn't mean much by itself, just trying to not get my hopes up so far that I end up being heartbroken again. I'll look into those tests!

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    Did you have another blood test to check that the levels are doubling? I have heard as long as they are doubling then its all good

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy86 View Post
    Did you have another blood test to check that the levels are doubling? I have heard as long as they are doubling then its all good
    No no yet - when I got the results from doc he said that I was most likely m/cing or bo and I was a bit taken aback and obviously upset and didn't think to request another one.....I do have an appt with my ob gyn coming up in May, she was great when I saw her a few years ago for pap smear issues, and I reckon nature will take its course either way. Not experiencing any preg symptoms since yesterday tho

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    Yeah nature will take its course in Nov last year lost my baby at 7wks, I started spotting at 6+3 went for a scan and was told all was well as there was a heartbeat but two days later bleed heavier then went to hospital and there was still a heartbeat but was told things could go either way as my hcg was low and I had a follow up scan the following Monday and everything completely passed naturally I was very sad but then felt better knowing that it was obviously abnormal and was more glad in a way it happened sooner rather then later, my fingers are crossed that you have a happy ending .

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    Thanks happy
    really appreciate the support

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    Good luck and I wish you all the best for your future. I haven't heard of that test brand. I just used those first response and clear blue ones (I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post
    Good luck and I wish you all the best for your future. I haven't heard of that test brand. I just used those first response and clear blue ones (I think).

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    The detect5 tests have 5 bands within the one test, and claim to be able to give you a range for your hcg levels....probs not as accurate as a blood test (!) but sound tempting. Not sure if u can buy them in Aus. I've used first response and clear blue digi too....I like the digitals as there's no chance of misinterpreting the results.....but they're a bit pricey..

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    I agree they are pricey. If you look around maybe you can get those other ones in aus? I would be curious to see how they worked.


 

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