Today is 12 days past my second iui. I tested this morning with an early result pregnancy test with fresh ur.ine and it was a BFN. I am sad, but I know that it technically isn’t over yet. I googled around and there are a lot of people who still got pregnant even after a 12 dpo bfn, but I doubt it will happen. I did find one post that made me feel a little better, but still doubt I will get a bfp this cycle. Here is the post I found
“Most women will never get a + before 13DPO. This is because most implants don’t occur until 8-9DPO. Implanting takes about 2 days, taking you to about 11DPO. After that, it takes a couple MORE days for hCG to start circulating, taking you to 13DPO! While some women may see +s from 12 DPO, that’s because they implanted on the slightly earlier side of those numbers. Less than half of women see +s before 13DPO.”
Just because a test CAN pick up PGcy from 6 days before your missed period (which is 8DPO), that doesn’t there will EVER be anything that early to detect! In order to detect PGcy that early, you’d need to have implanted fully by 6DPO and the earlier you implant, the higher the chance it is ectopic, so that’s not good either. Less than 10% of women (more like 5%) see a + that early. A PGcy test isn’t 99% until the DAY OF your missed period, not a single day before! At 3 days before your period (which, according to a PGcy test, you’re 2 days before because it goes by a 14 day LP!) you’re still testing fairly early. Try again no sooner than tomorrow, but better yet, wait until you’re late if you can! Testing early is only lining the pockets of HPT makers and causing you (us! the TTCer!) possibly undue upset!
So I guess I will keep on going and wait till I am certain it’s a bfn.
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