Why Are My Pregnancy Test Results Getting Lighter?
If your second pregnancy test result is lighter than the first one you took one or two days before, you may be confused. This guide will walk you through what could be causing a pregnancy test to get lighter.
The home pregnancy test has been a game changer for women. Before they were widely available at your local Target (and online!), women had to go to the doctor and get a blood test to confirm a pregnancy. Now that we can take these amazing tests in the privacy of our own home, you may run into issues or have questions about the results. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Today, let’s discuss what to do if your test result looks lighter today than it did previously.
Should pregnancy test lines get darker?
In general, yes, pregnancy test results should get darker early on as a pregnancy progresses. This is because the pregnancy hormone, hCG, typically doubles every two to three days during the first few weeks of pregnancy. After six weeks, the levels will double about every four days. And towards the due date, hCG levels actually decrease.
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