(Closed) anyone NOT going to POAS until after missed af ?

posted 10 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


We did. My period’s never on time, usually a couple days late. Cycles range from 32 to 40 days. So my husband and I decided from the beginning that we would not test until we were at least a few days late.

It’s definitely harder and easier to do this way. On the one hand you have less disappointment of seeing a negative strip. On the other hand you just keep waiting and waiting. For me the thought of waiting for AF to show up was much easier than seeing a big fat no (figuratively speaking) on a stick every single month.

Because of that we only POAS twice during TTC. Once during cycle 7 and the second time during cycle 9 which was a big fat YES! πŸ™‚

Congrats and good luck!

Post # 5
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I usually wait until AF has gone missing to test,but my cycles vary a little each time,so I can have an idea of when Im due on,but it could be a couple of days either way. I like waiting to test because if AF does show up I can pretend to myself that its just a normal month,we didnt really try too hard etc,instead of testing before and getting my hopes up and convincing myself that its too early lol.

Post # 6
3441 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am holding my ground. I only bought one test and I refuse to test until 15DPO. I’m on 11DPO and it’s getting hard. But I started getting bad cramps today so I think I’m just PMS’ing. This is my first month actually ovulating so I am starting to realize how had the TWW is. Good luck!

Post # 8
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m going to try and wait! AF is due on Monday, which is the same day I’m due to test AND the same day I have a diagnostic ultrasound. SO, needless to say, if I could wait until AFTER AF is due (Tuesday), then it’d be a much less stressful day, haha.

But….its so tempting just to POAS tomorrow or Saturday and get it over with.

Post # 9
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

When I’m TTC (38 days!!!!) I will not be able to wait…lol

Post # 10
1929 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

This is what we did, because I didn’t want to be obsessed with it. But also because I didn’t want to know if I had a chemical pregnancy – usually you only find out if you test early and I thought that would be something I wouldn’t need to know about.

The only time I tested early was when we were hosting a party and I wanted to see if I should be careful about drinking.  I was pretty sure I wasn’t and I got a negative test…..only to find out a week later (3 days after missed period) that I was actually preggers!  Luckly I was so busy running around at the party that I barely drank anything πŸ™‚

Post # 11
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hehehe, all I can say is good luck πŸ™‚ I thought the same way as you when DH and I started trying…but then the first month came and I HAD to know lol! I only had to go through two tests before I got my BFP, so it wasn’t too expensive, but look online for coupons if you decide to cave in!

Post # 13
28 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I thought about it, but then I couldn’t do it haha I started testing at 8dpo and got my BFP today at 12dpo!! 2ww is terrible! good luck!

Post # 14
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mommytobee27:  CONGRATS!!!!!!!!  πŸ™‚



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@coachwife:  I decided to not buy any more tests.  It’s soooo disappointing to see Big Fat Negatives, I just can’t deal with that anymore!  So this coming cycle, I am going to wait until I (hopefully) miss my period before testing πŸ™‚

Post # 16
3441 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ok so yesterday I said I was going to wait, but boy is this so much harder than I thought!

I have every symptom of the worst PMS possible. So I keep telling myself it’s just PMS and I can’t wait for AF to arrive so I can get it over with. But a part of me still has hopes as my temps rose again on 12DPO. But I think it’s safe to assume that cramps are not a sign πŸ™

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