Post # 1
Warning: There are lots of questions in this post! 🙂
Ladies who are TTC, already pregant or already mom’s:
When did you test for pregnancy? Before your period was due or after it was late? What were results and were they incorrect?
So basically, what was your pattern for testing?
I tested last month when my period was 2 days late, it was negative, but now I caught the POAS bug and really want to get an early test even though I won’t get my period until this weekend. Talk me out of it people! I can feel an obession coming on.
Post # 3
one month I started testing at 6 dpo… Totally a waste.
Now I only start testing at 10+dpo.
Post # 4
The first month, I waited til after AF was due. The other months, I started testing early early (like five days before missed period early).
The month I got pregnant (but miscarried) I tested early not knowing that I O’d really late. I took about 5 tests and then gave up around day 40. At day 44, I took another test and it was positive (that was about at about 17DPO!)
Last month I started testing mutliple times a day at 8DPO. Not good.
This month I initially said I would wait to test until after AF was due. Then I re-negotiated my contract with myself and said I could test at 11DPO (I have a 12 day LP). Today is 9DPO and I haven’t tested yet.
Post # 5
Ok, now you ladies have me wanting to test early more. 🙂
Post # 6
No, no resist the urge. I think waiting til the period is due is a great plan. I am just weak!
Post # 7
@winniewolf: Too late. I already bought a test. I am peeing on that stick in the morning. I fully expect it to be negative, but it’s happening anyways. Peer pressure, you know. 🙂
Post # 8
I tested the day af was due and hadn’t shown… I tested in the evening before bed. Got a very faint + and then tested again the next afternoon with a more sensitive test.
Had I tested earlier I may have very well gotten a negative, gievn how faint the positive was on 14 dpo.
Post # 9
My goal was always to test after my missed period, but because I’m so impatient I would always test early.
Post # 10
In the beginning of TTC, I tested at about 10 dpo. I went through a lot of sticks. But then it got to the point where seeing AF was just easier than seeing yet another negative. Then as I was going through infertility treatments, I would not test at all and just wait for the nurse to call. This past time (when we got the BFP!) I was not going through the clinic, it was all on our own. I wanted to wait for AF, so I didn’t test until about 19-20 dpo!
Post # 11
Last ime, I started 9 or 10 DPO and it didn’t work!! I kept getting negatives. I finally got a positive the day before my period was due!
Post # 12
In my 2nd month off the pill (not TTC yet), AF was late, and I tested and it was negative and it was a HUGE letdown.
Now I know much better and don’t have to waste tests because I am temping. So I know when my period is ACTUALLY due for that month, and I can just keep temping. Hasn’t happened for me yet, but they say that 18 days of elevated temperatures is pretty much guaranteed preggers. So for me, THAT is the point when I will test.
Post # 13
During the month that I got my BFP I tested 2 days before AF was due and got a negative. I tested again the day that it was due, still negative. I tested every 2 days after that until it was 5 days late. That was the day I got my BFP. I wasn’t tracking my ovulation that month but I’m pretty sure that I ovulated late.
Next time I don’t plan on testing until after AF is due. Getting a negative is so discouraging, even if I know that it’s because it’s too early!
Post # 14
I tested 6 days after my missed period and got a positive result and then tested the next day again just to be sure and got another positive. I guess because we werent officially TTC I wasnt rushing out to buy a test before the missed period. From what I read on the test its always best to wait till after the missed period you are more likely to get an accurate result
Post # 15
We have been NTNT for about 3 months (this being our 3rd) and I told myself from the beginning that I wouldn’t test until AF was due, or had not shown. So far, I have held strong in that and haven’t had a need to test yet, unfortunately. I think part of wanting to do that is because since we are NTNT and not full on TTC I didn’t want to get my hopes up and get disappointed in seeing the negative. I also think part of it is a little bit of fear and nervousness of actually seeing a positive! AF is due tomorrow, so I will see if this month is the month I can finally POAS!
Post # 16
The first time I got pregnant, I tested at 8 or 9 DPO. Nothing. Tested at 10 DPO… nothing. 11 DPO had a faint line, and 12 DPO had a pretty visible line.
Now, I would lovvve to wait until after I’ve missed my period, but I just can’t help myself. I’ll be testing this Sunday at about 12-13 DPO. I’m 8-9 DPO today, and it’s so tough to wait it out! But, I’d just rather spare myself the disappointment and wasted test.