My first time posting on Mumsnet but I have been lurking for a long time and was hoping someone might be able to calm me down!
I found out I am pregnant on Friday using a FRER at 16dpo (at least I think 16, wasn't tracking so just going by dates on period tracker and ov pains). I was due AF that day according to app and have a usual LP of 14, 15 or 16 days (usually 16). We only DTD once this cycle in my fertile window which happened 2 days before (probable) ov. For background, I often have slightly long and slightly irregular cycles, usually anywhere between 28 and 33 days.
Anyway! We were quite shocked (and pleased) by the result and my OH wanted me to take a Clearblue to see "pregnant" on the screen and the result was "pregnant 1-2" as I would have expected (evening wee!). I stupidly took the second test in the pack this morning (so now 19dpo, third wee of day) and it still says 1-2. I thought it should have increased by now as I would be 4+6 by LMP or around 2+4 by ov date. I'm now really worried about miscarriage and have been panicking all day! I know it is only a few days out but googling is just making me feel worse! I have taken another FRER today and the line is darker than on Friday so that has reassured me slightly. I can't seem to work out if the CB test measures hormones as if from ov (so what the level would be from probable fertilisation) or from implantation which would obviously make a difference to dates. Argh, wish I'd never taken it now! Can anyone offer any reassurance? I am seeing the doctor on Thursday morning which seems forever away!
I have attached the pics of my FRERs so you can see the difference. Thanks all in advance and sorry for rambling on!
Yes somewhere buried in the instructions clearblue tell you that you need to add two weeks on as the timeline on screen is from conception/ovulation whereas actual pregnancy is counted from the first day of the cycle (so normally 14 days longer)
I've been thinking about taking a clearblue also but I'm scared of the result I'm only 11dpo today but this is the result I got. Was thinking of waiting a couple more days to take CB one but I've booked doctors appointment for thurs also!
I have a post on here as well on these and just sent an email to Clearblue being very pissed off!! Basically they say they can tell the date...with a 5 day estimate period. So basically you could be 5 weeks and the test only thinks you're 4.2 weeks with it's error margin. Urgh so angry with them. Please don't be worried but do put down the tests If you want to read my pissy email to them it should be a few threads down...
@CL1982 I saw your thread just after I posted this yesterday! Your email is brilliant and spot on!! I didn't see the 5 day bit on the packaging at all. I also think it is misleading for them to say "since conception" as I can't find anything stating whether this means from implantation (which would surely make sense since HGC is being produced??) or whether the test gives a estimated reading from fertilisation/ov date (if you know what I mean, sorry, hard to explain!). Anyway, thank you for making me feel loads better! Hope everything goes well for you.
@CL1982 Thank you. Feeling a bit better today as having obvious symptoms but I'm a worrier by nature so assuming (hoping) everything goes ok over the next few weeks it's still going to be a tough journey! How are you feeling? Did you say you have a scan today? Hope it all goes well.