Post # 1
I’m on the NTNT list and AF is 4 days tardy – not really a big deal since she’s not really predictable by any sense. I have been feeling kinda wonky but I think I might be giving myself mental symptoms rather than these being real pregnancy symptoms. For those who have had the experience, did you wait more time to test or is it ok to do so now? This is just our first month of NTNT so i’m not really expecting anything.
Post # 3
I waited until I was a week late (it’s usually never an entire week late)… but I’d totally have tested earlier if I thought something was up! I say test!
Post # 4
You can test now. If it says not pregnant and you’re still not convinced, try again in a day or two. They are more reliable the longer you are late. Though, obviously, if it says positive, you can stop testing since you won’t get that answer unless you ARE pregnant. Just get one of the ones that can detect early- they will say on the package how soon you can test reliably.
Post # 5
I think I will go ahead and get one – I was trying to wait since she’s not really regular. But i’ve been so hungry I didn’t want to be sitting around starving if i am. thanks bees!
Post # 6
You can take one now. Most of the new hpts can detect a positive up to 5 days before a missed period. I got a faint positive the day before my missed period. Of course, the longer you wait the more accurate it is, but if you already think you may be late it can’t hurt to try! good thing is that most tests come in a pack of 2 or 3 these days, so if you don’t trust the result you can always retest in a few days 🙂
Post # 7
Took me 18 days (todayy :))after missed period to get a positive! I tried 5 dif brands and tested almost every 2-3 days (yea i kno, crazy) even the ones that were supposedto tell 6 days before missed period said negative. So i guess everyone is different but it could take a while for u to get a correct result. Good luck!!!
Post # 8
I think you should be safe taking one now. I waited a week… and kept taking tests for the next couple weeks until my doc appointment because I just couldn’t believe it! I think the reason people are cautioned not to take the test too early, is to avoid a false positive caused by what they call a chemical pregnancy.
Post # 9
yeah you should take one now, and if its negative try again in a day or two. I tested 5 days early and got a BFP, but like @mSmartins10:, it took several days AFTER AF was due. Go ahead and test and let us know!