How long did it take for your lines to get darker?

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  1. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    I did an FRER on Tuesday and got quite a dark line. The only tests I have now are the dip ones which I bought from access diagnostics which I've heard are supposed to be quite good (they are 10miu). The lines are deffo there but they're not seeming to get much darker and it's worrying me slightly. I know a pregnancy test can't tell you how your pregnancy is progressing or anything like that but I'm almost certain that they should get darker the further gone that you are - at least that's what happened for me last time. I should be 4 weeks 1 day pregnant today. I haven't got any CB digis but I've just ordered some from ebay because I don't want to do any yet. Just wondered how long it took for your lines to get darker?
     
  2. africaqueen

    africaqueen Well-Known Member

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    Hi and congrats! come and join us in the sep babies thread ;-)

    I poas at 16dpo and the test line showed up before the control line and was deep pink. I am hoping thats a good sign but i think to be honest it depends how much dye is in the tests aswell as how far along u are ;-)

    Good luck and happy and healthy pregnancy x
     
  3. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    Yes africaqueen is correct the amount of dye may affect things. As long as there is a line thats the main thing. It look me about a week to get decent lines if thats any help. XX
     
  4. Beadette

    Beadette I'm a blummin' Mumma!!!

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    Some people's lines never get darker hun! Its just different for different folks! mine were all very light over the first 4 weeks and didnt get darker (altough i did give in and poas at 7 weeks and it was twice as dark as control line!)

    dont panic if lines are not getting darker! in fact i would stop testing! you've got your positives! xxxxx
     
  5. moonlady12

    moonlady12 mum to 5 wonderful kids

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    Agreed my line on an asscess diagnostics one was very faint but did a frer and very clear bold line was 4 weeks preg took till 6 weeks to get a more recogniseable solid line on the ic ones,everyones different try not to worry and best bet is to stop using them,ur preg accept and enjoy.:hugs:
     
  6. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    Thanks ladies. That makes me feel better. I'll do the CB digi when it comes which will probably be Wednesday or Thursday. Once I see "pregnant", I'll relax xxx
     
  7. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    Susan, mine took awhile to start getting dark...give it a couple days too! :hug:
     
  8. BleedingBlack

    BleedingBlack Well-Known Member

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    Mine was very faint at 9 DPO and dark by 13 DPO with a FRER.
     
  9. catfromaus

    catfromaus Mum to angel Aiden Lynne

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    So excited to see this thread- have been hoping to see your bfp! Well done, and a happy and healthy 9 months, you completely deserve it.

    Cat
    xxx
     
  10. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    Thanks Cat. I feel like I've waited long enough for this! I knew it would feel unreal once it happened! I'm over the moon but don't want to jinx anything so am keeping that to myself for now xxx
     
  11. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

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    Stop testing- if you got a positive then congrats!!

    The tests are not suppposed to get darker!! And you are going to get yourself worried when you find the ones you are using are not getting darker!!

    Pregnancy tests are there just to give a yes or no answer- if you are pregnant or not. Pregnancy tests are not designed to tell you how pregnant you are or how the pregnancy is progressing.

    If you have any reason to be concerned then go to your docs and speak to them -they can do hcg/blood tests

    Congrats:flower:
     
  12. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    I did say that I know they can't tell you how pregnant you are but from my past experience with my last pregnancy, the test lines did get darker and darker and darker so that is what I expected this time but it hasn't happened yet, perhaps I'm still too early as I'm only 4 weeks 2 days.
     
  13. Rumpskin

    Rumpskin Free to try again!

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    I know where you are coming from Susan. I did this quite a bit with my first two to the point I was spending far too much money :wacko: With my last, the line just faded within 12 hours.

    I would save your money lovely and try if possible and think positive things with this pregnancy.

    Sending you all my love xxx
     
  14. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    Thank you. I'm feeling paranoid now because I just noticed a tiny bit of brown spotting. Hopefully it's nothing to worry about x
     
  15. ProudMum

    ProudMum Well-Known Member

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    at 4 weeks 2 days I would say it's implantation for sure- hence the lines still being faint and also the spotting....
     
  16. LittleAurora

    LittleAurora 2 boys 1 girl :)

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    I have t o say that I was very interested in this thread and it put my mind at rest. Untill.....I found a FRER test in my drawer! LOL....I did it this afternoon and my lines were Uber dark!

    here is when i 1st found out i was prego! (trust me there are some pink lines on those! lol)
    https://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/sidkinky/P241209_230601.jpg

    and here's one I did 5 mins ago!
    https://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/sidkinky/P271209_1541.jpg
     
  17. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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  18. LittleAurora

    LittleAurora 2 boys 1 girl :)

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    thats how my super drug ones started the last time. I have pics if your interested
     
  19. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    Yeah would be good to see your pics. Are they on here or will you upload them on to this thread? xxx
     
  20. LittleAurora

    LittleAurora 2 boys 1 girl :)

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    I can put them here....
     

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