(Closed) When IS my missed period?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Considering I don't know when to expect AF: When would you start testing, if you were me?
    start on 7 DPO & continue testing : (1 votes)
    4 %
    start on 8 DPO & continue testing : (0 votes)
    start on 9 DPO & continue testing : (0 votes)
    start on 10 DPO & continue testing : (6 votes)
    22 %
    start on 11 DPO & continue testing : (1 votes)
    4 %
    start on 12 DPO & continue testing : (18 votes)
    67 %
    Other (please explain) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1300 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Woot first vote!

    @TurtleDoves:  I voted for 12 DPO as that seems to be the day that most women seem to get a positive test.  I think any time before 10DPO it gets pretty iffy and you might get a false negative.

    Good luck!!!!

    Post # 4
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think 12DPO will give you the most accurate results honestly! I know that it’s hard to wait but I really think it’s your best bet.

    Post # 6
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @TurtleDoves:  I got a positive OPK on the 21, and was thinking I’d wait till Feb 7 to test, thinking that I should wait ACTUALLY two weeks after probable ovulation before testing.  If you the poll says it’s anything lower than 10 dpo, I’ll be bringing a pee stick to work tomorrow!

    ETA: Now that I see the poll results, I was NOT the one who voted 10dpo – just for clarification πŸ˜›

    Post # 7
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    @TurtleDoves:  I’m playing the middle man and going 10+ !! For your sanity, of course. πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’m with Jag at 10 +. I’m an early tester. πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My Mayo Clinic pregnancy book says to wait until you are a week late – that’s 21 DPO.  Who can wait that long???  I got my BFP at 15 DPO.  I was trying to hold out as long as possible, because I was in Cuba and only had one pregnancy test that I took with me (not easily avail in Cuba).  So if it were neg, I would have had to wait until we got home to take another one.

    Post # 11
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @TurtleDoves:  One of my BFPs was on 12DPO and the other one wasn’t until 17DPO! I can’t lie, I start testing on 10DPO but I KNOW that it’s silly to do. I just obviously don’t care about being ridiculous πŸ˜‰ I always suggest other people wait until 12 though because that’s when I legitimately think tests become accurate πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I start testing the day before missed AF.

    Post # 13
    2561 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If I back-calculate (I wasn’t doing any charting/OPK etc the cycle I actually got pregnant), I got my BFP at 13 DPO (but it is a rough estimate based on the due date calculated at my first ultrasound at 7 weeks). I got a BFN at 8 DPO. That cycle I only tested because I needed to for fertility testing though. I wouldn’t start testing before 12DPO unless you really like peeing on sticks even if they will come up negative.

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