Possibly Pregnant…Waiting game.

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How long did it take to find out?
    a week : (3 votes)
    14 %
    2 weeks : (11 votes)
    50 %
    3 weeks : (5 votes)
    23 %
    a month + : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Why do you think you are pregnant? Are you late for a period? If you are, take a test. I tested positive 2 days before my missed period.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @eecuadrado:  Sorry, I should have asked, how long from first day of period till first day of period?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    OK–then remember that in any given month, you have a 20% chance of getting pregnant if you are active during your fertile window. If you are sure you ovulated the day after you may have higher odds. Just take a few deep breaths and know at this point it is out of your hands. You can probably start testing a couple of days before your missed period if you are very anxious, but most women test positive after they are late. Best of luck!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ll explain why I asked. 🙂  You’re only fertile a max of 5 days during each cycle, the day you ovulate and the 4 days prior. The average date of ovulation is on cycle day 14, but many women don’t follow the norm, so the more accurate way to estimate ovulation is to subtract 14 days from when your next period is due. It sounds like you had a condom malfunction of cycle day 12, so yes, you potentially were fertile that day. But, like KH said, you only have a 20% chance of being pregnant in any given cycle with sex during your fertile window.

    All that said, I’ll get around to answering your question. 🙂  You can pretty accurately test for pregnancy the day your period is due or a couple days before. You can always test sooner, but false negatives are common early-on.

    Good luck! I hope you get the answer you hope for!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @eecuadrado:  Pregnancy hormones don’t start rising rapidly until implantation time. Even so, you could have a chemical pregnancy or early miscarriage (it’s estimated that up to 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage when you factor in chemical pregnancies where the woman didn’t know she was pregnant). Doctors typically won’t do a blood draw until a missed period, as it is hit or miss before then and honestly, kind of a waste of time given the high miscarriage rate.

    Also, just so you know: Plan B does not kill an already fertilized embryo. It can not cause an abortion. If you are going to use a birth conrtol method with a high failure rate (ie condoms) you should really get the facts about the other options available to you.

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