Is there even a point of testing?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

smiles4jo:  Peace of mind.  I bought internet cheapies for this reason… there have been a few times that I was 99% sure I wasn’t or couldn’t be pregnant, but I tested anyway.  I guess I just needed confirmation to move the thought out of my mind.

I’d say without confirming O, you probably aren’t, but it doesn’t hurt anything to test.

Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


smiles4jo:  You only started charting this cycle?  If that is correct, telling your body signs for O is going to be difficult because you won’t know what your body does normally.  If you are on day 46, and have some light spotting, that could be a sign.  I would say grab some cheep ones and test.  

Post # 4
1451 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Worst case scenario it proves you’ve been charting correctly and haven’t Od yet, best case scenario he’s right and your pregnant!

Post # 5
176 posts
Blushing bee

No harm in testing. I personally found charting very accurate, but I had to temp em, not orally, because I sleep with my mouth open. 



Post # 6
2472 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

smiles4jo:  I’m with the others- just test! 

My mom said that despite the fact that many people go off BC, wait months to get their cycles back to normal, etc before they can get pregnant, she was pregnant almost immediately after stopping BC, so it IS possible. 

Post # 8
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Keep temping, make sure it’s the same time every day, first thing upon waking. If you breathe through your mouth at night you might want to temp vaginally for a more consistent reading. Since your cycles vary, it might take a few cycles for you to see any kind of ovulating pattern, and you might discover that you actually are having cycles where you are not ovulating at all. Do you have a link to this past chart so we can see?

Post # 9
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It is possible to have a period without ovulating. do you take supplements? I have read anovulatory bleeding can be linked to iron deficiencies. but sometimes, it just happens. are you temping orally? I have found vaginal temping to be more reliable. Do you have a link to your chart?

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