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CB fertility monitor pregnancy test sticks

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PingusMistress Fri 10-Feb-17 22:26:01

I have the old style CB monitor, the kind that tests ovulation but not pregnancy. When I bought a pack of refill sticks, it had four pregnancy test sticks for the newer CB advanced monitor.

My question is can I use those like a standard pregnancy test? So just pee on them and look for two lines? Or are they totally useless to me (unless I fork out for a new style monitor)?

EMHW123 Sat 11-Feb-17 16:36:00

Pingu! I have them too and the old monitor.... is be tempted to pee on them anyway smile

PingusMistress Sat 11-Feb-17 19:23:01

Maybe we should try it and share what we find! Due to test 19th I think, if AF doesn't arrive early. I'll do a normal test at the same time. Ooh, I love a scientific experiment grin

EMHW123 Sat 11-Feb-17 19:36:03

Agreed! I'm due on the 20th!! Ha!! Fx 😬😬

EMHW123 Sun 12-Feb-17 09:55:01

So i peed on one of the pg tests last night, there is a faint second line on it.... squinter for sure.... poss evap?

PingusMistress Sun 12-Feb-17 18:58:00

Ooh that is interesting. I can just about see the faint line I think. I guess it is way too early to test so this shows what a negative test looks like. One of us needs to be preggers now so that we can generate a positive test for comparison in a week! wink

EMHW123 Sun 12-Feb-17 19:02:16

I was so tempted I just did another! Ha! Think first was defo evap!

Fingers crossed for 1 week, I'm not holding much hope though. Feel zero symptoms and not even convinced I ovulated, only just got the monitor so start using that next month!

Will keep my fingers tightly crossed for you 😬

PingusMistress Sun 19-Feb-17 15:37:05

How are you EM, did you test this weekend?
I got what may have been an evap or possibly a squinter this morning. Need to wait a day or two to confirm (longest days ever!)
I did stick the CB test in the same sample too, there was a faint second line, similar to yours I think.

kimnews Sun 19-Feb-17 15:48:35

You can't pee on cb digis without the monitor, they all have two lines, negative or not.

EMHW123 Sun 19-Feb-17 16:20:03

Hey pingu!

Exciting! Fx for you!!! FYI my second one I did was defo negative and had one line not 2.

I did test using a frer this afternoon but was negative, to be fair considering I didn't seem to ovulate this month I'm not surprised. I also had I my just peed an hour before so wasn't the most sensible time to test.

I've mild cramps but no period as yet.... tomorrow is another poas day! Let me know how you get on!! x

SleepFreeZone Sun 19-Feb-17 16:27:14

OV stocks will pick up pregnancy hormones BUT if you were pregnant that second line would be as strong or stronger than the control line b

Weenumpty Sun 19-Feb-17 19:39:23

Hi, can I just ask where you got your sticks from? I have the old monitor but can't seem to find the old sticks anymore, just the advanced ones.

PingusMistress Sun 19-Feb-17 20:46:29

EMHW I have my fingers crossed for you tomorrow. I noticed your sticks are blue when mine are white with a blue cap. Not sure if that means they are different in some way.

weenumpty (great name!) I got mine from amazon. Some of the packs for the advanced monitor can be used for the old monitor too. Link here They were £20 when I got them though, they are nearly £30 now. So maybe shop around a bit.

sleepfreezone these are the pregnancy sticks, not the Ov sticks.

kimnews you are probably right. But we are having fun experimenting grin

Weenumpty Mon 20-Feb-17 06:10:25

Thanks for the link PingusMisstress

SleepFreeZone Mon 20-Feb-17 10:08:32

Any update OP?

PingusMistress Mon 20-Feb-17 10:29:06

Another squintiest of squinters this morning angry. Time to ditch the ICs and get a branded test I think! Will update when I have one...

SleepFreeZone Mon 20-Feb-17 15:24:52


PingusMistress Tue 21-Feb-17 13:32:43

I ❤️❤️❤️ my CB fertility monitor!

It has helped me to get upduffed twice now.

I'll wait a few days and POA monitor pregnancy stick to see if the second line has got darker. Just in the interests of science grin

SleepFreeZone Tue 21-Feb-17 13:46:25

Lovely, congratulations xxxx

Weenumpty Tue 21-Feb-17 17:47:16

😊 congratulations!

EMHW123 Thu 23-Feb-17 20:52:43

Yay!! 😘😘😘

PingusMistress Fri 24-Feb-17 08:02:59

Here comes the science bit!

So it seems the second line gets darker the further along you are, just like a standard pregnancy test. What I'm not sure about is whether there is no line, or a faint line, if it is negative.

I've enjoyed this little experiment, thank you for your help and support ladies, I wish you lots of baby dust and BFPs xxx

moreredwineplease Fri 24-Feb-17 16:30:20

Hello! I hope you don't mind me butting in. I've been reading his thread with interest as I have spare tests from my CB monitor and decided to POAS this morning (11 dpo) and got the faintest of faint lines. Even though I had concluded it was negative I couldn't help POA CB pregnancy stick with the weekly indicator this afternoon. Oh so tentatively excited after having a missed MC in December at almost 9 weeks. Eeek!!! Will test using my second test again in a week. xxx

moreredwineplease Fri 24-Feb-17 16:30:52

Side by side comparison

PingusMistress Fri 24-Feb-17 16:58:58

Fantastic news redwine! How exciting! Were you using the monitor to track ovulation? Hope it is a sticky bean for you.

You might have to change your username given your test result though grin

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