What a Positive Pregnancy Test Really Looks Like

You bought the test, peed, waited three minutes and now it’s (finally!) the moment of truth… but, uh, is that really a positive? Results can be pretty tricky to read — especially when you’ve got a faded line or a kinda-there plus sign. See real women’s positive tests pictures. We've got the scoop on the most popular brands.
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March 2, 2017
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The Test: First Response Early Response

When she tested: 3.5 weeks after ovulation

Why she picked it: “I used First Response Early Response since the information I found online said it was ranked highest for accuracy as a super early test.” — Alyssa H.*


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The Test: EPT Pregnancy Test

When she tested: 3 to 4 weeks after ovulation

Why she picked it: “I used an EPT for my first pregnancy and trusted it for my second. The line is barely visible — but even a barely visible line counts!”  —_ Rachael W. _

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The Test: Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test

When she tested: 8 days after ovulation

Why she picked it: “I was really nervous about the test being wrong so I just wanted something simple that would tell me ‘Pregnant’ or ‘Not Pregnant’.” — Camille R.

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The Test: First Response Rapid Result

When she tested: 14 days after ovulation

Why she picked it: “I actually meant to buy the First Response Early Result tests instead of the First Response Rapid Result, but turns out they worked just the same.”_ — Betsy D._



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The Test: Clearblue PLUS Pregnancy Test

When she tested: 12 days after ovulation

Why she picked it: “I really liked how it had a plus for pregnant and a negative for not pregnant. It just looked like it was way easier to read than the other types on the market.” — Marissa K.


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The Test: Wondfo Pregnancy Test Strips

When she tested: 10 days after ovulation

Why she picked it: “A friend recommended them, so we had them on hand. They were also cheap and inexpensive to buy — 25 came in a pack at!” — Maya B.

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The Test: New Choice Pregnancy Test

When she tested: 12 days after ovulation

Why she picked it: “New Choice tests always get pretty good reviews and to be honest, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.” — Ashley O.


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The Test: Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator

When she tested: 12 days later

Why she picked it: “It was the newest test on the market so we just had to try it! And I used Clearblue on earlier pregnancies so I trusted the results. Loved how easy it was to use and read!” — Amy T.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

Plus, More from The Bump:

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The Right Time to Take a Pregnancy Test



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