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when do you take a test?

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harverina Mon 25-Feb-13 12:54:14

Ttc dc number 2. Trying to stay relaxed about it and not get obsessed about dates etc...this is the second month trying.

Anyway, my period is 2 days late. When is the best time to take a test? I'm happy to wait a few days if this is recommended, or do I do one today?


EuroShaggleton Mon 25-Feb-13 13:13:55

As your period is late, test away.

crazyhead Mon 25-Feb-13 13:14:57

Today is fine. The most sensitive tests work from 6 days before your period is due, though they don't always pick up a positive. The likelihood is that you will get a BFP if you are now pregnant

harverina Mon 25-Feb-13 13:15:42

So if I am pregnant my hormone levels will be high enough?

crazyhead Mon 25-Feb-13 13:17:22

Should be. In some cases it takes a bit longer, but on the ClearBlueDigital and First Respnse tests they claim that 99% of people would be picked up on day of period

MissTweed Mon 25-Feb-13 13:22:33

I bought a whole load of pregnancy test strips (and LH ovulation strips) off eBay for a few quid so could test away without worrying about wasting an expensive test. I fell pregnant first go so was left with loads!!!

It came up positive 5 day pre period due date so you should be fine to go ahead and test now. Good luck x

harverina Mon 25-Feb-13 13:23:16

Ok will maybe test tonight. Dh wants to wait a few days...his patience is annoying me!

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 13:26:01

tesssttt x

harverina Mon 25-Feb-13 13:29:08

I'm near a chemist now but I really don't want to buy one...I'll just think about it all day and end up doing it in my work loo!

Also u feel like I have severe pmt, so unlikely? Crampy tummy, exhausted and soooo spotty! Really sore spots. Boob feel ok, first time round my boobs were agony!

littlepinkfizz Tue 26-Feb-13 16:08:22

Did u test??x

harverina Tue 26-Feb-13 17:46:41

I sure did...and I'm apparently 4 weeks pregnant!

MissTweed Wed 27-Feb-13 06:12:46

Whoop whoop huge congratulations xxxxx

harverina Wed 27-Feb-13 08:24:12

Thanks! x

gillian1986 Wed 27-Feb-13 08:33:23


Mon26 Thu 28-Feb-13 10:15:09

Congratulations Harverina! Good news. I think I will wait to test when time comes (in about 10 days or so...) I don't want to get into the stress too early. I will let pass one or two weeks smile ahahah! I will try, but most likely I will just test right away!

IrnBruTheNoo Thu 28-Feb-13 16:23:09


harverina Thu 28-Feb-13 23:04:01

Thanks gringringringrin

toffee01 Fri 01-Mar-13 12:55:34

Brilliant harverina CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm pleased and excited for you!!!
wine thanks grin

SpanishLady Fri 01-Mar-13 13:21:10

many many congrats!

Zumbasmyfave Fri 01-Mar-13 21:24:33


harverina Fri 01-Mar-13 22:17:48

Thanks again! smile

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