How it works: The First Response Early Result (FRER) is your typical pee-on-a-stick test. Hold it in your stream of urine and it will pick up any pregnancy hormones. Three minutes later, the test will show one pink line if you’re not pregnant and two lines if you are. (And yes, a faint line counts as a positive!)
How accurate it is: This is known as the most sensitive early test out there -- and several scientific studies have confirmed it. The maker of the FRER says it can tell you you’re pregnant about six days before your expected period -- but pregnancy hormones might not be abundant in your system yet (everyone’s different!), so it’s only 68 percent accurate at that time, according to one clinical study. The accuracy increases the closer you get to your expected period. Take it first thing in the morning for best accuracy (your urine may have more pregnancy hormones in it at that time).
Bumpies say: “FRER is the best. With it, I got a positive yesterday morning at 11 days post-ovulation.” -- mrs.jenni
“I got a positive using a FRER at 9 or 10 days post-ovulation, and I wasn't getting anything on Internet cheapies. The same day I got a positive on a FRER was the day my blood test at the doctor's office came back with HCG of 8.79, so I would say they're super-sensitive.” -- kellbelle618
Price: $15 for 2, Walgreens.com