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September 15th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I'm going on the assumption "2ww" is the 2 weeks after you O & BD, waiting those 2 weeks before you preg test, right? Do you wait for a missed period, or just test 2 weeks later? If I continue to have irregular periods, I wont know when I miss a period, but I AM O'ing (well, showing the signs anyway- EWCM, slight cramping, sore boobs, etc, at the right time after AF, so I assume it's actually happening. Should I get an O kit & next time I believe it's happening, test to make sure?) Should I test 2 weeks after BD even if my periods are irregular & I havent missed AF?
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September 15th, 2013, 04:56 PM
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When/if you by an OPK they have a chart that lets you know when you should start using it. For me, my periods are slightly irregular but the average comes out to 29 days so I usually start using them at around day 11. I have also learned to recognize the EWCM so I know that I'm fertile. The two week wait refers to the days past your ovulation. If you have a regular 28 day cycle then you would probably be able to test after exactly two weeks; however, since you're irregular you should wait until the day after your longest period. My longest period is usually 31 days so I have to wait until day 32 to test. If I test before then It might get an incorrect reading. Does this make sense?


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September 15th, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Yes, that makes sense, itms just that my last period was 7 weeks before this one! lol I ovulated (according to EWCM, etc) 2 weeks after that period, but it took 5 weeks for the next period to start. (I went off the BCP this spring)
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September 16th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Even with signs such as EWCM, cramping, and such, it does not necessarily mean that you have Od. I had all those symptoms last week (plus a positive OPK) and was positive I was Oing but the temp shift never came (which confirms O) and I didnt actually O. Odds are if you didn't get AF 2 weeks after you thought you think Od you did not actually O when you thought. OPKs are a good idea but they also do not confirm when you ovulate just show signs that your body is gearing up to ovulate.

Choosing when to test is also hard. I agree with Mbwebb - testing after your longest period is the safest way to make sure you wont get a false negative. I typically try to wait to test until I am at least 11 DPO but I wish I would wait until 14 DPO or for a missed AF. There are pros and cons to both ways so you just have to choose the way that works best for you.

Hope that made sense. . . let me know if it was confusing. Fx you get your BFP soon!
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September 16th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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As Elle said, if you are ovulating, you should start a period ~2 weeks later, unless you're pregnant. Of course, this won't always be the case. If you really believe you know when you ovulated, I would probably go ahead and test after ~2 weeks. Just be aware that you could get a false negative.
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