Post # 1
I’m an older bee (married in 2010). Back for some advice.
My husband and I decided to start TTC this month. My last period started Dec. 16th. We waited until after Christmas to start trying. I didn’t use an OPK and I figured I probably missed my fertile window. But we went for it anyway. I have a bit of an irregular cycle, 30-35 days. I was expecting my period around the 18th-20th in January but it never came. Now it’s almost the 30th. I’ve had a few strange symptoms… bloating, tired, generally not feeling well. But when I took a digital pregnancy test last Saturday, it was negative. I’ll test again this Saturday.
My question is… has anyone had a negative pregnancy test when they were pregnant? Did you get a blood test? Or just test again later? Are certain tests more accurate? I know I’m asking the impossible because there is no way to know for sure. But I was just wondering if anyone had experienced something similar?
Post # 2
I’ve read on here that the digitals are less sensitive than FRERs (First Response Early Result). If I were you, I would go get an FRER and test tomorrow morning.
Post # 3
You likely just ovulated later, which is delaying your period. It happens to almost all women at some point. And for many it heppens when TTC because you are starting to pay more attention to every little thing your body does.
Post # 4
Thanks. I’m usually a pretty level headed person. But the whole TTC thing is bringing out all kinds of weird emotions. I will test again and take it from there. 🙂
Post # 5
Yep. I didn’t get a test until 18 days post ovulation (4 days after my missed period) and that was with a super sensitive test! I found wondflos (from Amazon) and first response early result to be the best tests for me.
Post # 6
I started my period December 18th, my previous cycle off BC was 34 days, and I think I conceived around January 7th. SO, with that being said, if you started at Christmas, you should be in the running 🙂
Post # 7
Just wanted to update this thread in case anyone has a similiar experience.
I tested two weeks in a row with clearblue digital. both were negative but my period was three weeks late. I finally ordered a FRER. Very clearly positive. 🙂 It’s a bit surreal because this is our first month TTC. But over the moon happy. Just letting it sink it. 🙂