I remember the morning I found out I was pregnant with Lucy. David was barely a year old and I was trying to cut his hair while he sat in his stroller. He – being 12 months old – would not sit still. I – being very untrained in hair cutting – made a terrible mess of his hair. As he squirmed and his hair cut looked worse and worse, I stood up, screamed at the ceiling and ran to my bedroom, crying. Feeling the sudden lack of emotional control, I ran to the bathroom and took the pregnancy test. I just had this feeling. Just like I did with all three of my kids. My body felt “off” – and I just knew I was pregnant. I am definitely NOT one of those women that can be pregnant and not know it. And sure enough, I was pregnant! 20 months later after her brother, Lucy was born!
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But one thing I didn’t know, was how far along I was. You see, I didn’t keep very good track of my cycle. I had a barely 3 year old and 1 year old to take care of – including my new blog. Tracking my periods was the last thing on my mind.
In all of my crazy life, I think an at-home kit for knowing how far along you are is definitely valuable! For one thing, it would have verified my guessing on my cycle dates and due date of the baby. I’ve seen the commercials for the Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator and I was pretty intrigued. How cool is it that you can pee on a stick and know how far along you are?
I’m done having babies of my own. Completely finished. I really wish this was out when I got pregnant with Lucy, that would have been so neat. Here is how it works:
From their website:
Currently, the majority of physicians estimate number of weeks using a formula based on a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP). However, approximately 70% of women are uncertain of their last menstrual period3. The new Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator uses new technology, instead of last menstrual period, to measure the concentration of the pregnancy hormone hCG to estimate the number of weeks since ovulation. The Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator gives an estimate of time since ovulation relative to the LH surge.4
It would be cool if instead of stopping at “3+” it could tell you “8+” weeks. I just feel like there are those women out there who don’t know they are pregnant right away and being shown on the test that they are more than a month along would get them to the doctor faster. It is only a matter of time, though! I bet they continue to find ways to improve this and make it more accurate for longer.
So – have YOU tried this weeks estimator test? I want to know what you thought of it! Is it cool? Was it pretty accurate for you?
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