Calling all MN's who are more knowledgeable about these things than I am...
I use a clear blue fertility monitor, and it gave me peak readings at the same point it has for the last 5 cycles this month so I'm pretty sure ov occurred as normal. AF was due 2 days ago and there's still no sign of her whatsoever. I always have spotting and sore boobs but nothing this month at all. I've done two tests today (first response & clear blue digital) both of which were negative so I know its very unlikely that I'm pg but what I'm keen to know is whether stress can delay AF if ovulation has occurred? Someone very close to me was diagnosed with cancer a few days ago and I've been very upset so I'm wondering if this could be causing it? I've heard many people say that stress can effect the menstrual cycle. Is it true and to what extent?
I guess I'll just sit tight and see what happens. Would your advice be to see the doc in a week if nothing's happened? Thanks for listening.
Stress won't delay af common misconception it can delay ovulation but of course you have a fair idea when you ovulated. When people say it affects your cycle it's that late ovulation means a later af if you have a regular luteal phase. Bodies are tricky things. Give it a couple of days and test again if af does not arrive. I'd expect you'll either get a positive test or af but yes if af remains awol with bfn by next week go to your GP. Hth.
Fidelma and havealittlefaith baby thank you so much for your replies. I will try testing again in a few days as you suggest and follow up with a GP appointmnet if necessary. I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Good luck with your own TTC-ing.