I was just asking Matthew tonight if he remembers what he was feeling when we first found out we were going to have a baby. He didn’t miss a beat when he said he felt surprised and excited! Like many other couples our age, we were “trying” to have a baby so it wasn’t a complete shock, but still a feeling of surprise, wonder and excitement for me.
It was about 7 years ago that we took that first positive pregnancy test. Before that one there were a few negative because I just “knew” I was pregnant but I guess I was taking the tests too soon. Technology was pretty advanced even 7 years ago with the tests that were predicting pregnancy before your missed period but I still must have taken it too soon. I waited until I “missed my period” and the test was positive! I will never forget the feeling of watching those lines turn pink! It was wonderful! I called to Matthew who was in the shower and he rushed out to see. We were thrilled!
I thought and still think that pregnancy test technology is absolutely amazing! If you have been there before you know how the “waiting game” can seem like forever. Any technological breakthrough on finding out faster is a true gift to mothers-to-be.
Enter a brand new type of pregnancy test from Clearblue called the Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator. Not only does this test let you know if you are expecting or not, but it also estimates how many weeks along you are! This would have really come in handy the first time around with me. All I had to go on was my memory which wasn’t very accurate according to the first ultrasound that showed no baby. Luckily, when we went back 2 weeks later we saw the baby and heard the heart beat.
The new Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator is about 93% accurate in estimating the number of weeks and 99% accurate from expected period in detecting pregnancy. These results come from testing the hCG levels in the urine. I can see this coming in handy when calling the doctor to set up those first appointments. Many women know how far along they are, but for women who were either not “trying” or who have irregular periods, this will be a great help.
So, how did you find out you were pregnant? I would love to hear your story!
This post is part of a sponsorship with BabyCenter and Clearblue.