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Is it too early to test 6 days before period is due

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clairewright32 Sun 02-Mar-14 09:00:12

I am a very impatient person and I cannot wait to see if I am pregnant . I bought about 3 packets of first response tests. Started testing today got a negative my period is due on the 8th march 6 daya from now am I too early to test. I ovulated last Tuesday and Wednesday used the fertility sticks. We had sex every day for about a week. Is it an old wife's tale that too much sex can slow down sperm.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 02-Mar-14 09:04:19

It's probably just too early to test - following ovulation it can take 9-12 days for a fertilised egg to actually implant in your womb and then another 2-3 days for the pregnancy hormone to register on tests.

some women do get very faint lines very early after ovulation, I think the earliest I have seen is 8dpo, but it is rare.

I was addicted to POAS and started testing from 7dpo sometimes 2 or 3 times a day but I didn't actually get my BFP until 15dpo which is actually the day my period was due anyway.

I think most tales about sperm are old wives tales - for every bit of research that says don't have sex every day you'll find another piece of research that says sex every day is best. Just do what feels right for you and good luck!!!!

clairewright32 Sun 02-Mar-14 09:07:20

Thank you it's a long waiting game roll on next Saturday.

abcdef12345 Sun 02-Mar-14 13:59:50

Claire - My period is due the 6th March, I did a test this morning and got a BFN. so i'm going to wait till Thurs now to test again. Fingers crossed for you x

clairewright32 Sun 02-Mar-14 17:47:57

Thank you will keep you posted good luck to you how long have you been trying xx

Loopylu84 Sun 02-Mar-14 17:56:57

It's so frustrating I know but try to wait-even if only to save yourself a few quid!
I didnt get a BFP until the day after AF was due-I had tested 24hours previously and got a BFN-not even a faint line
Good luck!

GimmeDaBoobehz Sun 02-Mar-14 17:58:27

For maximum affect I would wait 5 or 6 days after the period is due. This means that it will definitely be picked up unless you have a dodgy test.

topazstar Sun 02-Mar-14 18:22:16

I am also due on 8th March, gonna try and wait before I test but its a very persistent thought I keep having to want to test. Am not expecting a bfp as only recently started TTC. Good luck though ladies hopefully we will see some good news soon.

Petal26 Sun 02-Mar-14 18:24:02

I'm very impatient and am due around the 7th, bought loads of the Ebay cheapies to keep me going, I couldn't wait until then!

clairewright32 Sun 02-Mar-14 18:30:01

Its a long waiting game will wait a few days and test again got the first response tests are they any good ?

topazstar Sun 02-Mar-14 18:32:06

Have seen a lot of people say good things about them and also superdrugs hpt.

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