Post # 1
Curious to know how many people tested before their missed period (First Response) and got a negative then ended up with a positive after missed period?
Today is 6 days before AF is supposed to come and my curiousity is killing me, so I took a First Response and got a negative. I know 6 days is the earliest that test suggests so now I’m just going to wait it out until AF shows up or I miss it before I test again.
Just curious how many people got negatives before their missed period, yet ended up actually being pregnant?
Post # 2
Here’s a great website that gives you statistics for how likely you are to get a positive for each brand on each DPO. It would answer yor question!
Post # 3
starfish0116: AAaaa! I’m going insane over here, I’ve got 5 days until I’m supposed to test and I’m trying hard not to give in!
Post # 4
starfish0116: What really matters is how many days past ovulation you are, rather than how soon until your period is due. Those “up to 6 days before your missed period” estimates are all based on averages of women’s cycles, not how your cycle works. Do you know when you ovulated? Generally, you will not get a positive pregnancy test before 8DPO (days past ovulation). This isn’t universal (earlier BFPs happen), but this is because the average range for implantation is 6-12DPO, then it takes about two more days for there to be enough hcg in your urine to turn a test positive. Knowing when you ovulate is a really useful thing in terms of knowing when you can accurately test.
Post # 6
SadieBee: Yes to this! I knew my cycle pretty well and I have a pretty short luteal phase. So 6 days before my missed period would have been about 5-6 days past ovulation – way too soon to get a positive.
Post # 7
i got a bfp at 8dpo last pregnancy which is pretty early but i did test from 3dpo … (i have an addiction) this cycle ive started testing at 6dpo (today) and apart from some evaps that got me all excited for nothing ive only had bfn’s gonna keep testing until af comes but i use cheap tests (saving my FRER for when ive had a few bfp’s on the wondfo’s)