Hi - our first month TTC (yay) so very new to the whole thing and hoping you can help.
I got the Clearblue Digital ovulation test thingie, got a smiley face on day 14, SWI and now the waiting part is driving me crazy. Only recently realised that implantation doesn't happen until 7/10 days after fertilisation and was shocked I didn't know that at the age of 36!
Anyway, after going through a lot of threads here, I bought 20 cheap tests from Ebay and was just reading instructions that seem to require urine at room temperature. Is this absolutely necessary? Really detest using those cups and was hoping to just pee on the stick --daily & obsessively--when the time comes. Any thoughts please?
Don't test early- it will never end well! I always tested early, then was cross with myself when it was negative, because, of course, I knew it would be! 1 day before your period is PLENTY early enough if you really can't wait any longer! I never waited for room temp and always got accurate results on OPKs...
Don't test early! It doesn't tell you anything! You could be downcast as ellangirl says or equally you could get a positive test which ends up being a chemical pregnancy (so you test again later and its negative and you get af). Gutting. Sit on those hands! Also don't pay too much attention to the 'early test' tests, they tend to be expensive and not much better. Test with a basic test when your af is due or as ellangirl says maybe the day before.