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Fertility strip detect pregnancy

(18 Posts)
DaisyQueen Sat 05-Nov-16 20:08:26

Hi. Has anyone gotten a positive pregnancy result using a Fertility strip? I stupidly picked them up instead of pregnancy tests.

Oysterbabe Sat 05-Nov-16 20:14:22

They're not reliable. I usually get a line on those around the time my period is due so you wouldn't be able to trust the result.

Whatsername17 Sat 05-Nov-16 20:26:03

It depends which type you use. On the cheap ones I get faint lines anyway. Faint lines are negative for ovulation and for pregnancy. On the clear blue digital I got a firm smile after taking a pregnancy test that was positive. Don't ask me why I took it - it was my last one and I was curious!

DaisyQueen Sat 05-Nov-16 20:31:20

They are just cheapie. The test line is way darker than the control line. I've put the sickness down to a tummy bug we've all had but now I'm not so sure.

Whatsername17 Sat 05-Nov-16 20:33:40

I'd get a proper test to be sure but if you are late then it's unlikely to be ovulation. Testing again in the morning once any lh surge will have passed will confirm it.

DaisyQueen Sat 05-Nov-16 20:35:25

I'm gonna have to pop out for a pregnancy test. I'm normally really good at marking down my periods but the last I have recorded is August 29th but I know I've had one since then I just don't know the date confused

DulcetMoans Sat 05-Nov-16 20:39:28

It would be tough to know on an ov strip, especially if it's a one off and not been doing it every day.

Are you going out to get one tonight??

DaisyQueen Sat 05-Nov-16 20:42:59

No not tonight. Kids are already asleep and oh on nights. Will pop out for one tomorrow

Jodie1982 Sat 05-Nov-16 22:14:36

I accidentally picked up ov tests when testing for pregnancy and got a positive, got a hpt the nxt day and was indeed a positive.

DaisyQueen Sat 05-Nov-16 22:16:15

Definitely going to buy one tomorrow. By my reckoning I'm only a few days late which is not totally unheard of and especially with the bug we've had. Will find out for sure tomorrow. Eeek

phoebe2016 Sun 06-Nov-16 07:40:20

I had a permanent solid smiley face on my clearblue digital opk for 6 days and i thought it was strange, did a HPT and it was positive!
Good luck smile

InsaneMummyOfThree Sun 06-Nov-16 08:33:46

Me and my partner wanted to start trying for number 3 but I was still breastfeeding no 2 so wasn't having periods. I had a bleed in may so two weeks later decided to start using ovulation sticks (Internet cheapie) to track ovulation. It came up with two lines and stayed that way for a week. I was confused by this so Google it and it said they sometimes pick up hcg. I bought a hpt at the end of that week so just shy of three weeks since the bleed and it came up positive. When I had my scan they dated me further along and said the bleed must have been implantation bleed. Definitely go buy a hpt. X

DaisyQueen Sun 06-Nov-16 12:06:06

So yeah. They do detect pregnancy grin

phoebe2016 Sun 06-Nov-16 13:15:26

Congratulations Daisy! smile

DeviTheGaelet Sun 06-Nov-16 13:18:09

Yes they do. The hormone that causes ovulation is structurally identical to HCG with a tiny bit missing. Pregnancy tests detect the missing bit so only pick up HCG but ovulation tests pick up the main structure so detect both!

DaisyQueen Sun 06-Nov-16 13:19:57


Jodie1982 Sun 06-Nov-16 13:29:36

Yay congratulations! !

DaisyQueen Sun 06-Nov-16 13:49:57

I'm so excited. I know it's very early days but I just want to scream and shout that I'm having a baby. Gonna ring gp first thing tomorrow and get the ball rolling I feel positively giddy....and nauseous lol

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