Thursday, June 18, 2009

When to Test?

Today I got the big smiley face on my OPK, so it's time for the first home insem. Holy Moly! And Aiy Caramba!

So, I'm a bit slow, internets, and honestly, overwhelmed by all the info out there. When should I do my first pregnancy test if I insem tonight and tomorrow (3 insems)? Would it be a home test (POAS) day 12 after insem? Or should I make a doctor's appointment for a blood test earlier than that?

4 comments:

Meg said...

WooHoo!!!

When to test depends on you. Will seeing BFN's on too early tests make the wait worse or would the slight chance of getting a BFP on 8dpiui be worth the more likely BFN's? Your body won't start producing HcG until implantation (approx 6-10 days after fertilization). The most sensitive poas tests won't show a positive unless there is 20ish ml of HcG present. I used to start testing 8dpiui but that was way way too early. I was using dollar store tests so it wasn't too expensive but seeing the BFN's started to get too rough. Now I hold out until 10 more like 12 dpiui. I would say blood test no sooner than 14 dpiui.

So excited for you! I hope you have first timers luck!

Some links to obsess over during your TWW:

http://www.ehd.org/prenatal-images-index.php

http://babymed.com/tools/pregnancy/hcg/default.aspx

http://www.twoweekwait.com/web/

cmay said...

Excellent!
Meg gave great advice.
Good luck!!!

Jo said...

Thanks, Meg! very helpful.

meandbaby said...

I would wait until at least 12dpo. Hoping for you!!