What kind of HPTs does everyone use?
Katie- 24, DH - 24
Katie, DH, DD- Emma (11/27/11), #2 due 10/4/13 : )
Not all HPTs are created equally, although I think you'll find that most are accurate. Dollar store tests are just as good as more expensive brand name ones, and I think more women on here have had luck with earlier BFPs on the cheap tests. Another great place to look is online for what we like to call internet cheapies, or ICs. They are strip tests that you dip in a cup of urine. I like www.early-pregnancy-tests.com, although there are definitely a number of other good ones.
This is a great site with good informtion on the sensitivity and accuracy of a bunch of different hpts: http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/hpt.html.
I really like digital tests and have actually converted to using them only. They are more expensive but I'm not a big poas-er and only test if I really think I'm pg. There's no room for error in reading "Not Pregnant" or "Pregnant".
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I just wanted drop in with my 2 cents, FWIW. I'm sure by now you already have an answer for this cycle, but for the next, or anybody else, here is my experiance. I used dollar store hpt's every other day starting at 10dpo, on 10,12,14 and 16dpo using first morning urine= all BFN. Later on 16dpo
I have First Response Early, but then I happened upon some half off EPI Digital ones which I picked up (1/2 off b/c they expire in Feb 2011 but that's enough time for them to be used by me!).
Hey Kim!Yes, i was totally expecting it!