Quick Tip: Pregnancy Test: Do I Have to Use First Morning Urine?

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Okay so you have been incredibly patient and waited until 14 days past ovulation (DPO) before testing.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Test-day morning rolls around and… OOPS… ⁣⁣⁣⁣
– you forgot to bring a cup to the bathroom OR⁣⁣⁣⁣
– you peed on your hand instead of in the cup OR⁣⁣⁣⁣
– you spill the cup with your preciously collected first-morning sample.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Whatever the reason may be; you no longer have first-morning urine to test with!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Do you wait another day to test because you read somewhere that hCG, the pregnancy hormone, is highest in the morning hours and decreases as the day progresses?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣


𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐧, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

The pregnancy hormone is not higher in the morning. It’s just easier to detect because your urine is more concentrated, as you tend to drink/pee less at night.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

The hormone will actually keep increasing. In fact, with a healthy pregnancy, you can expect your hCG levels to double every 48 hours or so.⁣⁣⁣

⁣And if you’ve waited until you’re a full 14 days after ovulation, then your hormone levels should be high enough to detect a pregnancy, even with a less concentrated urine sample collected during the day.

This is the case especially if you use a line test and not a digital test, because digital tests can be less sensitive.

So no, you don’t need to wait until you can collect a first-morning urine sample. Just don’t drink excessive amounts of water before trying again and you should be fine!⁣⁣⁣⁣

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