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How many days late?

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winkle2 Thu 22-Sep-11 18:28:43

Hi sorry if this is a stupid question but how many days late should your Period be before you take a pregnancy test?

kat2504 Thu 22-Sep-11 18:30:53

You don't actually need to be late. Unless you ovulated late that month you will get a 99% reliable result on the day your period is due. Many tests will be accurate a few days earlier. Usually women who only get a result when they are late have often had a longer cycle that month and ovulated later.

winkle2 Thu 22-Sep-11 18:37:04

Ok thanks for your help. So I could be 2 weeks pregnant?!

kat2504 Thu 22-Sep-11 18:45:08

How late are you? Pregnancy is dated from your last menstrual period (LMP)
So if you are 2 weeks late that equals 6 weeks pregnant.
If your period is due today but you are pg, you would be 4 weeks.

WishingIWasLucky Thu 22-Sep-11 18:46:30

TEST! TEST! TEST! grin grin grin and very good luck. Fingers crossed for a fat BFP! Go on make my day!

winkle2 Thu 22-Sep-11 18:49:46

Thanks so much for the quick response. I really have no clue about this!

Mama5isalive Thu 22-Sep-11 18:58:00

agreed with Kat2504 - hope you got your answer!
i am now 2 days late according to my cycle from last month had some cramping feelings a few days ago and so though the hag would get me but no, no spotting ,no Hag! am still waiting, am so scared to test dont want to get a NOT PREGNANT!
so trying to avoid it until the weekend if the hags doesnt appear!!!
ive only had 1 good cycle since my mmc in June, AF in july cd36 from day of my op!!!! then aug- 28 days and now nothing!!!today is cd30!!!

winkle2 Thu 22-Sep-11 19:40:49

I got a negative. Fingers crossed for next month!!

Good luck mamma5.

Mama5isalive Fri 23-Sep-11 08:29:42

the hag got me last night! but all ready for next month!!!! if i can get the dates right!
all the best for you also Winkle2!!!

winkle2 Fri 23-Sep-11 18:36:23

Bad luck. Mine still hasnt arrived.

winkle2 Sun 25-Sep-11 12:58:25

I'm 5 days late. Still no sign...

biglips Sun 25-Sep-11 13:21:17

have u tried using clearblue digital to confirm pg or not pg?

biglips Sun 25-Sep-11 13:22:13

and is your af accurate too? ie on time every month

winkle2 Sun 25-Sep-11 14:51:40

I'm going to wait till weds and test again. Last time I used a Boots cheapie one. I'll get a clearblue digital one.

This is only my second month of trying so I don't know if I'm always regular but the last 2 months I've had a 28 day cycle and this month I'm now on day 33.

winkle2 Sun 25-Sep-11 14:52:59

Also I came off the pill a year ago.

winkle2 Sun 25-Sep-11 15:36:20

My husband got me a sainsburys test. It came back negative. Not sure what's going on!

winkle2 Mon 26-Sep-11 09:58:06

I came on this morning! GRRR! Roll on next month!

WishingIWasLucky Mon 26-Sep-11 10:02:09

Good luck for next month winkle. So sorry. Was keeping fx for your bfp. Have a large glass of wine and eat some lovely cheese. Very good luck. Hope it happens very soon for you.

winkle2 Mon 26-Sep-11 11:43:02

Thanks WishingIWasLucky - that's very sweet of you xx

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