Like most moms, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I took a pregnancy test and got a positive result. The moment was so exciting and a bit surreal. As soon as I processed the fact that I was pregnant, one very important question ran through my head -- "When is my baby due?"
Well, would you believe there's actually a new pregnancy test that tells you how far along you are along with confirming whether or not you're expecting?
I know -- SO cool. It's called the Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test With Weeks Estimator, and using two test strips instead of one, it'll estimate whether you are one to two, two to three, or more than three weeks preggo.
I never knew this, but the hCG hormone that's present in pregnant women starts to decline after about 11 weeks into pregnancy. Based on how much hormone is present in your system, the test can give a range of just how pregnant you are.
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But wait -- don't go rushing out to get one of these things at the drug store just yet, unless you happen to live in Europe. The tests aren't on shelves in the states at this point, though they will be available starting on September 1. (Woo-hoo! Not that I'll ever need one, but still -- it's exciting for women who will.)
Unless you've been diligently charting your cycle, it can be pretty tough to know exactly when you conceived, especially if you're doing the deed like crazy in the hopes of getting pregnant. (Most couples are, right?)
I remember being on pins and needles wanting to know every last detail about the tiny baby growing inside of me. My bubble was totally burst when I called the doctor and they told me not to come in for a few more weeks. At least if this test had been available, I would've had a better idea of when my little guy would show up!
This test is such a major win for moms-to-be, and I just can't imagine any woman out there not wanting to choose this one over the standard tests when deciding which one to purchase. If you're going to shell out a decent amount of cash for something you're going to pee on, shouldn't it tell you as much information as possible? (I sure think so. This test rocks.)
Will you buy one of these the next time you need a pregnancy test?
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