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A+ for the Ovulation Strips, C- for the Pregnancy Strips
on March 16, 2014
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for two years off and on, as I battled Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. In the last 7-8 months, after committing to eating better and working out with a trainer twice per week, I successfully lost 60+ lbs. and my periods returned to normal. My husband and I decided to starting trying again naturally, and purchased these strips to help us in our journey. They shipped quickly and arrived with instructions included for both the ovulation and pregnancy strips.
I spent quite a bit of time on the internet reading about these strips, and agreed with most of what I read. The ovulation strips are very responsive, and you can begin to see them get darker as your LH begins to rise. Thankfully, you can afford to test twice (or more) daily since these are so cheap, and can better pinpoint ovulation due to frequent testing. The Ovulation test strips provided a clear positive result to indicate the LH surge. Keep in mind - the second line needs to be as dark or darker than the control line for a positive result. It will begin darkening a bit before ovulation occurs as LH increases, but watch for the line that is as dark as the control line (or darker).
I found the pregnancy strips to be a bit less responsive. Based on my research, the Wondfo pregnancy test strips are supposed to be one of the most sensitive test strips available, and should detect the rising HcG before many other early pregnancy tests. On 13 days after ovulation, I got the tiniest faint hint of a line - so faint that the husband and I weren't sure if it was a line at all. The instructions say to read the test at 5 minutes, but the result did not show clearly until closer to 10 minutes. We would definitely describe this as a "squinter," as we had to stand under good lighting and really concentrate to see the line. Even now, at 16 days past ovulation, I have had a clear positive test with a store brand Early Pregnancy Test, a digital ClearBlue test, and a positive blood test from my doctor's office, but my Wondfo tests are still very faint.
In conclusion, these test strips work, but be careful with how much you rely on the pregnancy test strips for early detection of pregnancy. If I had not purchased additional tests (and gone for a blood test), I would probably still not believe that I am indeed pregnant since the lines are so faint. I probably would have given up hope - instead, I'm happy to report we are expecting.