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Is it too soon to test for pregnancy?

By Anonymous June 9, 2011 - 6:58pm
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I had baby in March 2010 using clomid r/t issues trying to conceive and having anovularly cycles. I nursed her exclusivly for a year and continue to nurse one time at nite now. We really want another child to be close in age so we have never used protection since our daughter was about 4 months with no success. I finally got my 1st period in April 2011, I figure r/t breastfeeding. As soon as I did I started testing for ovulation and finally got a positive test on day 37 and 38. We had sex on days 36, 37, and 38. It has been 11 days since the positive ovulation test and I've starting feeling occasional tingling in my breasts and occasional nausea and upset stomachs for the last 2 days. I could just take a test- I have 2 at the house already, but I don't want to get my hopes up already. It probably is too soon to feel symptoms yet so it may be all in my head because I didn't have one bit of morning sickness with my daughter! Do you think I should continue to wait to test? Thanks!

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for your question.

When was your last period? If you were ovulating on days 37 an 38, then it is probably too soon to test for pregnancy (since it has only been 11 days). It is best to take a pregnancy test once your period is already late-- even a few days before is fine but nothing sooner than when you're expected period is to come. Breast tenderness is a symptom that can be felt as soon as one week after conception and nausea doesn't usually start until 2-8 weeks post conception.

Like I said, wait until you're supposed to have your next period and then test for pregnancy for best results.

All the best-- hope you get that BFP you're looking for :)


June 10, 2011 - 7:04am
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