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First Response Gold

What it is: A new digital test. It may be more sensitive for early testing because it detects two types of hCG, hormones your body starts producing shortly after you’ve conceived.

When it says you can test: 4 days before your expected period

How to take it: Your wait time is 3 minutes. A clock lets you know the test is working until a “yes” or “no” appears

First Response Early Result

What it is: A standard stick test that’s been shown to be more sensitive than other brands. A 2005 University of New Mexico study found that of seven popular pregnancy tests, First Response tests were best in detecting early pregnancy.

When it says you can test: 4 days before your expected period

How to take it: Pee on the stick for 5 seconds (no more and no less), and then set it down for 3 minutes. Two lines (even if one is lighter) means your eggo is preggo; one line means it’s not.