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Pregnancy test - help!

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BellaMummy Sat 02-Aug-08 17:16:30

I've just done a test, but I threw the box away and I no longer have the instructions. I think it is just a homebrand Sainsburys one. Basically, in the big window there is a strong horizontal line, and a visible - but feint - vertical line.

Is that a positive or negative? I'm not due until Monday, but feel as though I might be pregnant. Second time around, so kind of know the 'feeling'.

Thoughts/advice very welcome!

BellaMummy Sat 02-Aug-08 17:23:14

bump

Lemontart Sat 02-Aug-08 17:23:34

ooooh!!! Sounds a little hopeful to me )
Both my lovely DDs started life as the teeniest little feint line of hope.
I think you could be quietly hopeful, get in the car and grab another test to put your mind at rest xxxx

BellaMummy Sat 02-Aug-08 17:27:04

Maybe I should wait and do it with morning wee - they say that's better, don't they. Eek. Not trying, but not NOT trying....bit surprised.

Don't know whether to trust it or not...not sure if Sainsburys' own brand would be less reliable than a Clearblue!

Hate waiting - but I might wait until Monday and do another test.

thanks for your post lemontart!

MarkStretch Sat 02-Aug-08 17:29:18

Don't wait! Do another one now! You do realise monday is aaaaaaggges away!?!

isaidno Sat 02-Aug-08 17:32:11

sounds like a postive to me

BellaMummy Sat 02-Aug-08 17:32:55

I know! Feels like an eternity!

Keep going back to the test and analysing how feint the line actually is....if it was negative, I wouldn't be able to see a line at all, right??

I don't have another test in the house, and am doing tea/bath and bed for dd from now until 7. Maybe I will get one tomorrow and see if I'm just imagining that little line.

This is the part I hated last time - the 'am I, aren't I' phase. AAARRRGGGHH!

BellaMummy Sat 02-Aug-08 17:35:03

I have butterflies in my tummy after reading isaidno's post.

God, I really could be.

Not sure DH will be quite as excited by the timing, but might be too late now! LOL!

ajm200 Sat 02-Aug-08 17:40:25

I've used the Sainsbury's test this time round to confirm this pregnancy. It is basically what the clearblue test used to be before they complicated it.

Not meaning to build your hopes up but I got results like yours after testing on a hunch 5 days before my due date. By my due date the result was instant and positive.

If I remember rightly, the test is only 3 or 4 pounds, go and grab another one and retest in the morning. Good luck - I hope you get the result you want

Don't forget to keep us posted!

BellaMummy Sat 02-Aug-08 17:43:54

Will do - would love to be pregnant again, so fingers crossed.

I think they were about £4 for two tests, so might just get another pack tomorrow and put myself out of my misery. Last time round I tested on my due date and got a really strong result, so might try and wait until Monday....although I am rubbish with surprises and being patient etc. so will probably be at Sainsburys waiting for the doors to open in the morning!

Still have butterflies in my tummy.

Thanks for your messages XX

ajm200 Sat 02-Aug-08 17:49:46

I've used the Sainsbury's test this time round to confirm this pregnancy. It is basically what the clearblue test used to be before they complicated it.

Not meaning to build your hopes up but I got results like yours after testing on a hunch 5 days before my due date. By my due date the result was instant and positive.

If I remember rightly, the test is only 3 or 4 pounds, go and grab another one and retest in the morning. Good luck - I hope you get the result you want

Don't forget to keep us posted!

ajm200 Sat 02-Aug-08 17:51:26

Sorry for the double post, computer trouble -mainly a toddler bashing on the keys

MsG Sun 03-Aug-08 09:52:46

Let us know, BellaMummy! Good luck! x

BellaMummy Sun 03-Aug-08 16:53:40

I just tested again now - a clearblue this time - and I got a really strong positive, so it looks like my instincts were right and number two is on its way.

Now I just have to keep everything crossed that all goes well - I hate that first trimester of waiting for the scan and wondering if you've imagined it all, and trying to explain away my 'no' to a lovely chilled g+t or glass of wine.....

Thanks for the messages!

isaidno Sun 03-Aug-08 17:32:41

congrats - hope it all goes well xx

DisenchantedPlusBump Sun 03-Aug-08 17:36:54

Awww congratulations

MarkStretch Sun 03-Aug-08 18:39:23

congratulations!

ajm200 Sun 03-Aug-08 19:39:06

Congratulations!!!!! grin

MsG Sun 03-Aug-08 19:39:07

Congratulations!! You can hop into the Pregnancy chats now - not that I'm trying to boot you out of here of course! Come back and give us hope!!

xx

BellaMummy Sun 03-Aug-08 21:20:32

Thanks for the lovely congrats messages, and good luck to all of you. Just trying to let it sink in.

Hopefully see you all over on the pregnancy board before too long!

XX

jamtartleah Tue 23-Sep-08 20:27:28

hi all well i done a preg test yest which was positive couldn't quite believe it so done another one today and its negative boo hoo now i don't no what to think plz help

jamtartleah Thu 25-Sep-08 19:24:34

well i was feeling sick wondering if i am or not pregnant so i just been to docs and they said false positives are quite common they done a test while i was there and that was also negative so feeling a bit no a lot disheartened.gonna do a blood test to confirm i'm not pregnant. so i guess i just have to keep trying.

VickyJane77 Thu 25-Sep-08 19:28:23

Sorry to hear that, but stay positive, and keep trying x

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Thu 25-Sep-08 19:30:48

I was going to say take a photo of the test and we will look at it for you but seems you are pg. well done!

jamtartleah - I thought you couldn't get false positives? How can a test pick up a hormone that isn't there? I hope you are soon pregnant.

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