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desperatehousewife Sat 04-Jun-05 11:37:52

AF was due tues or weds - never normally this late. Feel preg (although could easily be in my mind). This was our first month of 'trying'. Done about a million preg tests, all said negative. Last one was yesterday evening. How long should I leave it before I do another test. Or should i say, how little time can I leave it before I do another test? This waiting is doing my head in!

bubbly1973 Sat 04-Jun-05 12:04:03

dhw theres two things that could be happening

your body could be playing cruel tricks on you as it knows you are actively ttc and your mind knows how much you want to be pg so making your body think it is which is making your af late


you are pg but ovulated much later than you thought so nothing showing as yet on the pg test

best advice i could give you is to go to the docs explain to them and tell them you want a blood test done

good luck and hope you are pg

ScrewballMuppet Sat 04-Jun-05 12:24:42

I've been there and done that. Visited every chemist from miles around even to avoid going into the same one and being thought of as neurotic.
As much as its constantly on your mind I would leave it 2 or 3 days before you do another one if you weren't to go to the doctor. I would do the test with the first wee of the morn to.

I tried for a couple of years and there was many a time my period was late and I thought i was pg and in the end I wasn't and it would break my heart. Not to put a downer on your possible great news but just to say be prepared.

FINGERS CROSSED THAT YOU ARE PG!!!!! look forward to hearing good news soon

desperatehousewife Sat 04-Jun-05 13:14:50

thanks you two. Cannot believe how incredibly, childishly impatient i'm being!

Will wait and do a final test tomorrow or monday.

ScrewballMuppet Sat 04-Jun-05 13:37:10

Your not being childishly impatient, your excited and for good reasons

desperatehousewife Sat 04-Jun-05 14:45:22

bubbly - this is a really stupid question - but i don't understand when people say maybe they ovulated later than they thought - surely if i ovulated later than I thought then i wouldn't be pregnant?

Cam Sat 04-Jun-05 16:12:15

I think the sperm can hang around quite a long time - a few days?

bubbly1973 Sat 04-Jun-05 19:13:59

dhw what cam is saying is right, sperm can live for a few days

also do you remember every single bd you have done this month? do you remember bding later in you cycle?

perhaps you ovulated on cd20 (for eg) and you bd on cd19 but forgot all about it as you assumed that bd wasnt relevant in ttc as you assumed you ovulated on day 13/14/15


desperatehousewife Sun 05-Jun-05 16:02:00

of course i can remember how many times iv'e had sex - it isnt that often!

Got AF today. 5 days late. Very disappointed!

Tabs Sun 05-Jun-05 16:04:17

Sorry to hear that DHW - guess you did ov later than normal afterall then.

Better luck next month.

desperatehousewife Sun 05-Jun-05 16:04:57

ta tabs! Just quite glad something happened today - was going a bit doolally wondering why no af and neg test!

munz Sun 05-Jun-05 17:27:14

DH - so sorry for u hon, hopefully you'll be lucky next cycle.

bubbly1973 Sun 05-Jun-05 20:44:02

dhw, sorry to hear af arrived

desperatehousewife Sun 05-Jun-05 21:32:02

thanks everyone for putting up with my obsessive mutterings the last week!

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