The best pregnancy test for each stage

by | November 24, 2018

The suspense is driving you up the walls, wondering if you’re pregnant. You certainly have all the symptoms already, sore breasts – check, insatiable appetite – check, but the positive test – nothing. Yet, which is the best pregnancy test and when to take it? We’ve rounded them up for you. 

Home pregnancy tests are designed to detect a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is a hormone that is only produced when an embryo has implanted. The more time that has passed since implantation,  the higher your levels of hCG and it becomes easier for the home pregnancy tests to give you the positive outcome. However, with the home tests, they are not all created equal, and some have higher sensitivities than others, so what is the best pregnancy test to take?

“One might be positive and another negative on the same day in a woman who is newly pregnant, and the difference is the quality and sensitivity of the pregnancy test,” says Sara Twogood, MD, FACOG, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Keck Medicine of USC

EARLY BEST PREGNANCY TEST: FIRST RESPONSE EARLY RESULT PREGNANCY TEST

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Photo: First Response 

The most sensitive for detecting your pregnancy early, the creators of the First response claim it can detect pregnancy by as early as five days before your period is even due. Take it first thing in the morning for the most accurate results. 

BEST CHEAP PREGNANCY TEST: NEW CHOICE PREGNANCY TEST

Picture: New Choice 

We have had a lot of great response to this test from moms in the Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting group! The creators claim that it has is 99% accurate, but don’t say if that is before or after a missed period. 

BEST DIGITAL PREGNANCY TEST: FIRST RESPONSE GOLD DIGITAL PREGNANCY TEST

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Picture; First Response Digital

This is 99% accurate if taken the day before or when your period is due, going way down to 60% if taken a few days before. The digital ‘yes’ and ‘no’ leave no room for confusion, or holding it under a light to see if maybeeee there is a second line. 

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Do you have a favorite test or know what is the best pregnancy test out there? drop us a line in the comments. 

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2 Responses to “The best pregnancy test for each stage”

  1. Dorothy
    August 24th, 2018 @ 8:37 am

    Well, I’ve been using the free ones I get from conceiveeasy, and so far so good, we are now expecting baby # 2!! YAyyyy!! Anyway, if you are ttc, might want to start here – https://www.conceiveeasy.com/get-pregnant/how-to-use-an-opk-ovulation-predictor-kit/, before trying other stuff

  2. Pharmacycenter
    August 30th, 2018 @ 4:16 am

    After taking a few apart, we also learned that the digital tests actually use the exact same strips you find in manual tests, only the digital test has a sensor to detect the darkened line for you often about a minute after you would be able to eyeball it yourself.

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