A pregnancy test may let you know, one way or the other, if you are pregnant. Two main types of pregnancy tests can let you know if you're pregnant: urine tests and blood tests. Urine tests can be done at home or in a doctor's office. Many women first choose a home pregnancy test about a week after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests are private and convenient. These products come with instructions. Follow them closely for the most accurate results. After testing, you can confirm results by seeing your doctor, who can perform even more sensitive pregnancy tests.
You can get the super sensitive urine pregnancy tests at the store or online. I'm a little rusty but here's the basics. The issue is that they detect pregnancy hormones that have reached a certain level (25 units normally) and where your levels might be at on any particular day depends on when the embryo implanted (can occur anytime between day 6 and day 12 after ovulation) and how concentrated your urine is.
To get the most accurate results, test first thing in the morning when you haven't urinated for at least 4 hours and preferably all night. Many people will start testing at 9dpo or 10dpo but be warned, a negative doesn't mean your not pregnant, it may just not be far enough along yet.
For example, if implantation occurs on day 6, you may be able to get a positive as early as day 9 or 10. But that's pretty rare. Most people implant later (I think I read that days, 8, 9 and 10 are most common) in which case you may not get a positive until the day your period is due. With DS, I didn't get a positive until 12dpo. With DD it was 14dpo. With this baby it was 9dpo (total shock to me). Each time I had a negative test the previous day.
Mama to DS (6/07) , DD (6/09) , and DD (07/12) ..
Answer Test stick (can be bought at walgreens): 8 dpo
Fist response: 11dpo
EPT digital: 15dpo
Answer test strips: 16dpo
Doctors office test: 18dpo
dpo= days post ovulation, and I dtd the night before ovulation, so my first positive was 8 mornings after I dtd. And then I spent about $75 on pregnancy tests "just to make sure"
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)