Post # 1
This is probably a dumb question, but around how many days after a missed period should you take a pregnancy test?
I have never been late on my period since being on BC, and I just checked my period tracker and noticed that I’m late. I’m not trying to panic yet, but this is strange for me. Usually I am spotting 1-2 days before my period, and I’ve had no premenstrual symptoms.
I am not sure if i should test, and I don’t want to freak my SO out if it’s not necessary. Any input would be appreciated.
Post # 3
@busybee3791: Get a first response early result and you should get a positive if you’re pregnant!
Post # 4
If you are already late, get a First Response (the pink dye test). It will tell you what you need to know!
Post # 5
Is it necessary to take these tests in the morning? Or is it OK to take them in the evening?
Post # 6
@busybee3791: if you take it with first morning urine it will give you the best result, however if you’ve already missed your period it really won’t matter. If you take it at night after holding your urine for 4 hours (without drinking tons of water to dilute it) you’ll get an accurate result at this point.
Post # 7
@busybee3791: I second PPs that, in most cases, you should get an accurate result at this point. However, please do realise that there are several things that can cause your period to be late other than a pregnancy – travel, illness, stress. These things can delay your ovulation and, subsequently, delay your period. Even if you’re normally very regular, a lot of women have a weird cycle here or there. So just because your period is late doesn’t mean you’re pregnant 🙂
Post # 8
Haha, yeah I wouldn’t stress too much about it. Take a test tomorrow morning but there are so many causes for longer than normal cycles.
Post # 9
When I got my BFP, I used a FRER the day after my period was due.
Post # 10
I took test the day day I missed my period