New Pregnancy Test Estimates How Far Along You Are
Getting a positive result on a home pregnancy test is super exciting — no question about it. But as soon as that plus or two bars show on the sacred little pee stick and you wrap up your 5-minute freak out (whether screaming for joy or legitimately freaking out), you want to knowhow far along you are.
Up until now, we’ve only had the technology to affirm a pregnancy, but we had to make a doctor’s appointment to get their professional input on when the magic happened and when you can expect your new little person. It’s exciting, though, to announce that there is now the Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test With Weeks Estimator, which tells you whether or not you’re pregnant as well as how far along you may be, whether it’s 1-2 weeks, 2-3 weeks, or 3+ weeks.
Special mention goes to the device’s digital readout. No more will we have to fight with our significant other about whether there are actually two lines or wonder why the plus kinda looks like a division sign, totally throwing off the reading and sending us into an emotional breakdown powered by uncertainty.
According to the Clear Blue Easy website, the test is 99% accurate at detecting pregnancy and 93% accurate when estimating the number of weeks. “Currently, the majority of physicians estimate number of weeks using a formula based on a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP),” the site says. “However, approximately 70% of women are uncertain of their last menstrual period. 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.”
Another bonus: This technology has been used in the UK since 2008 and has just been cleared by the FDA for use in the U.S., so this isn’t some new toy that was just released last week.
What do you think, moms? Is knowing how far along in addition to the fact that you’re pregnant important to you? Sound off below!