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How early did you get your positive pregnancy test?

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babysunshine20 Sun 15-Oct-17 09:48:20

Hi ladies, how early did you get your positive pregnancy test? Was it before your period was due or a few days later? Thank you x

QueenAmongstMen Sun 15-Oct-17 09:51:06

For one pregnncy I got a positive about two days before my period was due but then I miscarried about 4 weeks later.

For both of my successful pregnancies I didn't get a positive (despite having been testing daily for about a week) until the day my period was due and even then the lines were faint.

Greenleaf54321 Sun 15-Oct-17 09:54:21

you cannot get a pregnancy test that early, no matter what is claimed on the packaging.

You are testing for conception, not an established pregnancy.

Totally pointless, most conceptions don't become established

aeyzsm Sun 15-Oct-17 09:55:10

I got mine four days before my period was due. Strong results on Boots test and first response. Now 17 weeks x

Orangebird69 Sun 15-Oct-17 09:55:28

6 days, 6 DAYS!!!!! after AF was due 😮

SayNoToCarrots Sun 15-Oct-17 10:00:06

I think you are wrong greenleaf. Once the zygote has implanted you are pregnant. It might not last, but you start producing hcg. This could be up to two weeks before your period, depending on the length of your cycle. It takes a week or so to build up to detectable levels.

It is possible to have a positive test before your period is due, but it depends on when you conceive and how long your cycle is, rather than the test itself.

lookingforthecorkscrew Sun 15-Oct-17 10:19:50

I had a faint positive on the Fri, period was due the following Tues.

Greenleaf54321 Sun 15-Oct-17 10:23:10

but what is the point when fewer than half survive? utterly pointless, and inventing an entirely new and unnecessary source of modern trauma

KarateKitten Sun 15-Oct-17 10:27:44

You can't possibly get a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks before af is due. If you had that long a luteal phase you wouldn't be able to get pregnant. Also implantation doesn't happen moments after fertilisation.

NiceCuppaTeaAndASitDown Sun 15-Oct-17 10:29:03

5 days before period was due on a pink dye first response, now 35 weeks pregnant.

KarateKitten Sun 15-Oct-17 10:30:04

That was in response to Saynotocarrots.

Depending on when ovulation, conception and implantation occurred (none of which you can know for sure except maybe ovulation if you had clear tests or indicators) you might start to get a positive 9-10 days before af is due.

KarateKitten Sun 15-Oct-17 10:30:42

Aaah, meant 9-10 days after ovulation! So 4 days before af is due.

SayNoToCarrots Sun 15-Oct-17 10:36:09

karatekitten you have misunderstood me. I am not saying you would get a positive as soon as you implant. I'm saying a week or so after that. So a few days before your period depending on the length of your cycle.

Some people know for sure when implantation happens - implantation pains / bleeding. I also did not suggest this happened seconds after fertilisation.

Rikalaily Sun 15-Oct-17 10:51:03

Last pregnancy which ended with a missed miscarriage in June I got a very faint BFP 8 days before AF was due! This pregnancy I got a BFP 7 days before AF due. I usually always know I am within 5-7 days of conception anyway.

KarateKitten Sun 15-Oct-17 10:57:31

But you said 2 weeks before period is due. The length of the cycle after ovulation is fairly fixed (it's the before ovulation part that changes giving longer or shorter cycles). If it's longer than a fairly average 2 weeks the woman cannot get pregnant. So you're suggesting that if you have a luteal phase of 24 days you might get a positive 2 weeks before your af. That cannot happen as with a luteal phase that long you won't get pregnant.

People do not get positive tests 2 weeks before af. If they weirdly did, it would be because they usually had a cycle of 40 days but ovulated crazy early that one time. But it would still be 10+ days post ovulation before they got a positive.

Disclaimer: haven't double checked all that but am fairly sure based on stuff I learned when I was TTC.

demirose87 Sun 15-Oct-17 11:01:03

Four days before AF was due with my fourth pregnancy. Was faint but was a lot darker on the day of missed AF. All my other pregnancies I waited till I was a week late to avoid being disappointed.

Ecureuil Sun 15-Oct-17 11:01:12

Didn’t test until 5 days after my period was due either time but strong positives both times.
I wouldn’t want the stress of testing too early and worrying about chemical pregnancies etc.

SayNoToCarrots Sun 15-Oct-17 13:19:20

I said you start producing hcg when you implant, which could be up to two weeks before your period. I then said it would take a week or so to build up to detectable levels.

Detectable meaning when a pregnancy test would detect it.

You are arguing with something I did not say.

TiramisuQueenoftheFaeries Sun 15-Oct-17 13:57:01

...but there's no way you can implant two weeks before your period is due. Just no way.

Implantation typically takes place about 6 to 12 days post ov (more likely around day 9). Even at the earliest end of this, with a 20 day luteal phase you cannot get pregnant.

Nor does it take a week for HCG to build to detectable levels - it's detectable on sensitive tests 2-3 days after implantation.

You cannot get a positive two weeks before you are due. You just can't. Five days before you are due is about the limit, and only a few women will get positives that early.

Mumof3cheeky Sun 15-Oct-17 14:00:00

Tested positive 9-10dpo this time
Good luck x

speakfriendandenter Sun 15-Oct-17 14:18:58

I got negatives right up until day period was due!

gosteady Sun 15-Oct-17 14:28:37

5 days before my period was due

LisaSimpsonsbff Sun 15-Oct-17 16:40:13

but what is the point when fewer than half survive? utterly pointless, and inventing an entirely new and unnecessary source of modern trauma

Greenleaf I think you've misunderstood something you've read and I was a bit worried you might be panicking people. It's true that early pregnancy is very fragile but it's not true that if you test before your period you have a better than half chance of miscarriage. It's true that probably most fertilised eggs don't make it to be babies, but the vast majority of those are lost before any pregnancy test in the world could tell you. The actual statistics, based on the best study on this, is that one in three embryos that implant enough to produce hcg (and they were using more sensitive tests than even the best at home ones, so picked up more than women would for themselves) will result in a miscarriage, half of them before the pregnancy reaches six weeks. So if you test positive before your period there's in a two in three chance you'll have a baby. You have about doubled your chance of knowing you've miscarried (working on the - possibly faulty, in my experience - assumption that you wouldn't know if you miscarried before six weeks and hadn't tested) but it's really not as bleak as you're painting it.

babysunshine20 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:09:59

Thank you Ladies for all your replies. It's been very interesting xx

Thirtyrock39 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:16:45

My GP said not to wait till a week after period due as much more likely to be a successful pregnancy after I tested early and went straight to GP with my first pg. I never managed to wait that long but I'd def try and wait till th day you are due on . You'll probably find you have other symptoms then anyway as I always knew by the time periods was due that something was different

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