BFP Peestick Gallery
All of the following HPTs were from the same pregnancy (which resulted in a healthy baby boy!) These tests were taken in 2007. In 2009, the queen was pregnant once again and found the timing of her BFPs to be a bit different.
See this chart for details. The most notable change – the FRERs lines were much weaker. You may also be curious to see this picture of an OSOM.
Now, back to those 2007 pics…
Below you can see the first faint lines of a BFP. These test were taken with FMU at 9 DPO on an EPT and FRER:
These tests were taken with SMU at 9 DPO (a CBE Digital and an FRER). Yep, that is a positive digital at 9 DPO. Tests are often even more sensitive than advertised:
Here you can see the difference between first morning urine and second morning urine at 10 DPO on FRERs:
11 DPO FMU on an FRER and IC test:
11 DPO with early afternoon urine (3MU?). This is a First Response Rapid Response test. It is technically not supposed to register positive until around 14 DPO, but in this case it was positive at 11 DPO:
Here are 12 DPO tests using SMU. Top to bottom the tests are IC, EPT, and FRER:
Here is a test from 14 DPO, the day of the missed period (the queen has a 13 day LP). From top to bottom the tests are EPT, FRER, IC, and FRRR:
By 16 DPO, the test line is so dark it seems to be sucking dye out of the reference line. This is an Answer brand test with FMU:
OPKs can be difficult to read because it isn’t as simple as just seeing if you have a test line or not. The test line must be as dark, or darker, than the reference line. You may want to experiment with brands, as different brands of OPKs seem to work well for different people. The test below came from. Since 2013, however, I have switch to Wondfos. Their HPTs may not be the best, but their OPKs are solid.
Here is an example of a positive OPK (reference line is on the right , test line on the left):
You may also want to check out OPK as HPT for more pictures!