(Closed) TTC – When can I take a pregnancy test

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
4574 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@everythingiswonderful:  It is recommended to take a test once AF is due or simply late, but most ladies here cannot wait until then (I used to be one of them heehee) and test as soon as 7-8DPO.  It really depends on you.  Either way GL and I hope you get your BFP soon!  You can always join the POAS Thread.  We cheer eveyone on and many ladies there have great advices 🙂

Post # 4
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally, I don’t plan to test until 12 days past ovulation as I feel like that is the earliest date to test where the chances are likely that you will get a positive over a negative. The earliest you can get a positive is 8 days past ovulation but not that many people do get a positive on that day. Fertility Friend has a calculator with percentages on it that is helpful to look at and I believe the link is under the thread “What to Expect- TTC”. Hope this helps.

Post # 6
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have to agree with @MrsR4ever:  about waiting until AF is late. You can go ahead and test but if you don’t get your BFP within these next few cycles you will start to get super sick of seeing BFNs. It’s easier to just wait.

Either way, good luck! Here’s to hoping you don’t have to keep trying!

Post # 7
1138 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Since you’re new to the TTC process, I just want to let you know that:


“AF” is short for “Aunt Flow” or “your period”


DPO is short for “Days Post Ovulation” meaning the number of days since you ovulated.


POAS is Pee on a stick or “take a pregnancy test”


BFP is short for “Big Fat Positive” or a positive pregnancy test 🙂 (BFN is a Big Fat Negative)


Post # 10
8884 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It’s hard to wait to test.  I tested at 10DPO and got the faintest line, then a real BFP on 11DPO.  13DPO seems to be a magic number around here.  Good luck!

Post # 11
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It all depends on how long you can hold out! I tried to hold out until 10 dpo but couldn’t. I tested at 9 dpo and got a very obvious BFP. Im sure if I had tested at 8 dpo I would have gotten a faint positive! Everyone is different.

Post # 12
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - The Crystal Ballroom at The Rice Hotel

ExcitedScaredBee – THANK YOU! I am always lost on these boards since I am new here, thank goodness Google can often explain what I have missed 🙂

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