Right Time For A Test

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J - November 22

I have a very regular cycle and I am now over 3 days late. My husband and I really want a baby and had s_x a few times during my fertile time. I've been having normal period cramps (no period) that have been lasting much longer than normal. When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?

 

mary - November 22

The same thing happened to me. I had a very regular cycle and and then one month i was late. I waited until the 4th day of missed my period to take a test and the test said negative. Then on the 6th day that my period was missing I went and bought another test and that one said positive. So i would say to wait at least one whole week before taking a pregnancy test because your hcg level(pregnancy hormone) may not be high enough for the test to catch. But if you really wanna find out now wait to take the test i the morning because thats when your hcg level will be the highest.

 

J - November 22

Thanks for your advice, I just want to know, b/c I think I am, but I'm afraid that if I just a__sume I am, then I will jinx myself.

 

mary - November 22

I dont think that you will jinx yourself, i think sometimes as women we know we're pregnant without a pregnancy test, the test is just to confirm what we already knew. I dont have any kids so this was my first pregnancy and i just knew i was. It was like something inside of me was saying i was pregnant but i just wasnt for sure. I dont know if you know already but please start taking prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid to try and make it easier to conceive and delivery a healthy baby. Unlike me i had no one to tell me what i should of been doing with myself before conceiving and sad to say i lost my baby. I had a miscarriage at 2 months. The doctor said it was nothing that i did to cause this to happen,but i think that if i would have been eating better and taking the right vitamins that maybe i would still be pregnant now. On the bright side now i know what i should have been taking as far as vitamins wise. I am currently trying again and hoping that i will become pregnant asap. Are you having any symptoms,like,being tired all of the time, using the bathroom more than usual, sore or tender b___st? You said already that you're having cramps like a normal period and that is also a sign.Anyways I hope the very best for you, your husband and your unborn child. Hopefully the pregnancy test will give you the results you want.Good luck!

 

J - November 22

Thank you so much. I have been taking prenatal vitamins since July and I'm not taking any other medications. I've also cut out all alcohol since Aug. and working on cutting out all caffeine. I have noticed that I've been going to the bathroom a lot, but I also drink a lot of water, my b___sts are somewhat sore, I have been feeling tired, and I feel like my body temp. keeps changing from cold to really hot. This is the first month that we have seriously tried to get pregnant. I went off the pill in May and we used protection until Oct., so I just feel like I am extremely lucky if I get pregnant on our first try. I wish you lots of luck and I hope that you get pregnant very soon. It's really nice talking to others who are in similar situation.

 

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