Pregnancy Tests

How Many Pregnancy Tests Did You Have To Take To Find Out You Were Expecting?

We have all been through boxes of pregnancy tests waiting to see a positive sign. I remember taking more than one in a day thinking that my pee wasn’t strong enough for the hormone to be detected.

It is being reported today that Halle Berry took 35 pregnancy tests before one would give her a positive sign.

The Oscar-winner said that she had believed she was pregnant, but the tests kept coming up as negative. Berry finally got a positive result with the 35th home pregnancy test.

Trista and Ryan Sutter recently revealed in an interview that EPT sent her 100 pregnancy tests and she found out she was expecting while taking the last one.

If there are not enough hormones in your body, meaning that you are not far enough along, you will get a false negative.

“A blood serum level of less than 5 mIU/ml (5 IU/L) can be considered negative and anything above 25 mIU/ml (25 IU/L) positive for pregnancy. If you are unsure, repeat the test in two days to see if there is an upward trend, which indicates pregnancy.”

If you have missed your period and the test tells you no, wait a few days and try again.



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Lisa Arneill

SAHM of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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