Post # 1
We’ve been TTC for a few months. I was supposed to get my period over a week ago. I’ve taken a few pregnancy tests since the missed period, but they’ve all been negative. I’ve never missed a period. I don’t feel like I am stressed and haven’t lost a lot of weight or done anything that would cause a missed period. I don’t have any early pregnancy symptoms. Am I just testing way too early? Maybe my hormone levels are too low at this point? Or maybe I have just a very late or missed period. I’m dying of anticipation to know one way or the other! I’m going to wait a week and test again.
How long after your missed period did you get a positive?
Post # 2
It could be a few things, the most likely being that you ovulated later than you thought.
It’s also possible that the home tests aren’t picking it up, I’ve heard of cases where the home tests are negative and the blood test at the doctor is positive.
Post # 3
jackie86 : How did you confirm ovulation? If you haven’t confirmed ovulation with either temping or a blood test, then even OPK might not have been accurate in your O date. And if you don’t have a definite O date, then you can’t calculate when to expect your period.
I think it is highly unlikely that you would be getting negataive tests a week after a missed period if you were indeed pregnant. It’s most likely that you did not ovulate when you thought and your period is theoretically not late at all.
Post # 4
Thanks for your replies. I haven’t confirmed ovulation. Just going by the dates of my last two periods.
Post # 5
BeverlyGeese : this. You probably just ovulated late or haven’t yet. Sometimes you just have a wonky cycle. You still may get your bfp tho! Good luck!
Post # 6
I’ve been 20 days late before I got my positive pregnancy test but it was because I ovulated later than usual
Post # 7
Yes to all above. The cycle I conceived I ovulated on day 35. I usually ovulate later than most anyway (around day 25 or so) but temping to confirm ovulation helped avoid unnecessary worry and testing, and most importantly, continue to have sex until ovulation was confirmed.
Many women are able to get pregnant without temping, but if you do have long cycles or irregular ovulation patterns it may be useful to at least use OPKs (which do not confirm ovulation, but can at least help suggest when it may occur) or temp. Good luck!
Post # 8
knpswp : I hope so! I tested yesterday and still negative. I’m now on day 39 of my cycle.
pinkcorsage : wow, that’s a long time to be late! Thank you
indiblue : Thanks for the advice. I may start temping.
I still have no symptoms (other than a 9 day late period). Time will tell…