Post # 1
I am trying to weigh the pro’s and con’s of testing before AF. I want to know as soon as possible but I don’t want to get a negatve when it might be a positive… i also don’t want to test to early, get a positive and then possibly lose the little bean..
What are you ladies doing, waiting for a missed AF or testing early? If you are testing early, are you starting at 10DPO???
Post # 3
I always wait to see if I’m late before testing. This is our 17th cycle trying and I think I’ve tested 3 times. I just don’t want to waste a test or the heartbreak of a BFN (AF is enough of a heartbreak!) I totally understand wanting to know early though so really I’m not offering much for pro/cons! maybe wait until 13DPO? Good luck to you!
Post # 4
@Sbee82: I always test at 8DPO with internet cheapies, and continue to every morning until AF shows. I have a short LP (10 days) so that’s one reason why. But my thought is, I fully 100% expect BFN’s, so when I see them negative I just brush it off. It doesn’t make me sad to see them (I mean a little, but it doesn’t crush my hope). When I get that positive, I’ll be through the roof for sure.
Also, I’m in the “I’d Rather Know” boat when it comes to chemical pregnancies/miscarriages. Often people who wait until missed AF are avoiding the pain of CP’s, but for me, I’d rather know that I had one as opposed to the “Head In The Sand” approach.
I think it all depends on if you can handle seeing BFN after BFN.
FWIW, cuz I think it varies with how long you’ve been trying, this is my 10th cycle NTNT, 9th TTC and first cycle on Clomid.
Post # 5
I’ve tested early at least once for the past 7 cycles. still no BFP. I think the longer i go, the less likely i am to test early. I’m just gonna wait it out from now on until at least 14dpo