Post # 1
So, my husband and I stopped preventing pregnany at the beginning of September. I haven’t been charting, but I’ve been counting out 28 days from the start of each period. For the last 3 months or so, it’s shown up right on the dot or the night before. However, for this month, 28 days was the 5th- 3 days ago- and all I’ve had is a little bit of spotting, but nothing I’d call a period, although I keep feeling as if it’s about to come.
I had told myself if I went past the 28 day mark I could test, so I bought one of those fancy digital ones yesterday afternoon and tried it- my very first test! It came out BFN. So is that a definite no then? I’m thinking of testing again if AF doesn’t show up by the end of the week. It could just be that my body is being irregular this month. I used to be very irregular as a kid, but it’s been pretty consistant for a while now.
Post # 3
@AngieBelle: I’m not saying that you can’t be preggo, bc you def can. You just may have ovulated later then you think.
My period was a consistent 29 days then all of a sudden a few cycles into TTC it went to 37 days…. Sooo stressful. Give it a few days… And try not to stress about it.
Post # 4
I’d wait until you’re a week late and test again!
Some people don’t get BFPs until WEEKS after they’re pregnant!
Post # 5
@AngieBelle: I hope you get your BFP soon.
Post # 6
@AngieBelle: I’d also suggest waiting and testing later if you still haven’t gotten a true period. Perhaps you ovulated late and this is implantation bleeding? I stopped BCP in August, and I don’t think my cycles were ever quite back to normal, even though they appeared to be perfect, 28-day cycles (my dr. also attributed this to beginning work at a new school with mostly female staff and my body synching to theirs). Once I started charting and using OPKs I noticed my ovulation was all over the place.
Post # 7
I agree with PPs. You may have ovulated later than normal. It’s also possible that you don’t have enough HCG for the test to pick up. If AF doesn’t show up by end of week I’d use a FRER HPT with FMU.
Post # 8
Nevermind…the spotting turned into a real period..
Thanks anyway, guys.
Post # 9
@AngieBelle: Sorry to hear about AF. For future reference, the digital tests are much less sensitive, so if it’s right around (or before) your missed period, you’d be better off going with an “analog” test (First Response Early Results is kind of considered the gold standard for early sensitivity).