Hello all, I'm a first time poster but spent a few months reading threads and been too nervous to post!
I've got to the point where I need your thoughts. We've been TTC since Nov 2017. Long story short, I have a bang on time 28-29 day cycle & usually ovulate on day 15ish. In June, it finally happened for us & I got my first BFP but I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. My last cycle was right on time for 29 days & the TTC started again. This month, I noticed I ovulated on day 22 & assumed it was too late to conceive. AF was due a few days ago & I'm now 3 days (into my 4th day) late. I've taken a couple of pregnancy tests which are all BFN.
So ladies, I was wondering... Is there still a chance I could be pregnant this month? Or should I just put it down to an abnormally long cycle? I'm thinking of tests again in 2-3 days time when I'll be 14 DPO... Has anyone else had negatives in the first week AF was due and gone on to get a BFP?
Thank you for reading my post. Baby dust to all xxx
@TokenGinger agreed. You technically aren't late as the time between ov and the start of af generally is about the same... so if you ovulate a week later than you usually do, af should be a week later than normal too.
On the cycle I ovulated late, AF also came late by the same amount of time. However if you are only 10/11dpo now it might just be too early for a positive test so I would say you’re not out yet. I think your plan to retest at 14dpo if no AF by then is a good suggestion. Good luck!
Thanks for the reply @physicskate . I understand I'm being impatient, it sounds like you've been on quite a journey. It's just so frustrating that you grow up being told how easy it is to get pregnant when in reality, it's not so straight forward
Yup @Coolkitten3003. I blame education... but the fact is, you are more likely to get pregnant from having sex once at 16 than at 30 (provided both around ov) because of egg quality. I totally get the frustration around the message to wait until career is established, house bought, etc...
But the last time we all had sex Ed was before adulthood. Infertility was never discussed because teenagers think they're invincible and take more risks... we don't want to put ideals in their heads that 10% will struggle to conceive and then they take risks, believing they're that 10%.
Believe me, I've spent a long time thinking about this and how it makes it shitter.