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I'm curious if any mamas on here tested negative for awhile, even though they were pregnant. (I'm talking after the traditional 2 weeks past ovulation.)<br><br>
I've seen a few stories floating around on the net, but am curious if this is common or not....
 

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I tested negative twice on the OTC pregnancy tests and I'm now almost 36 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I took the tests at different times as well. We weren't trying and I was on birth control but I wasn't getting my period so we were trying to rule out options. According to the gestational age I really should have tested positive on at least one of those tests. I think my body in combination with the hormonal BC probaly affected my pregnancy hormone reading from my body to the tests - if that makes any sense.<br><br>
So it happened to me, don't know how it works with other people - guess our baby just really wanted to be had<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:!
 

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I didn't get a positive until I was 9 or 10 days late with my first. The other ones took a couple of days too, but 9 days is my record. I took tests every couple of days and kept track of my (very regular) cycle, so I'm pretty sure I have something wonky with my hormones.
 

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OTC tests the level of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin -- baby growth hormone). Not estrogen, progesterone, or any of the other hormones delivered by oral birth control.<br><br>
That being said, hCG levels can be all over the place. My first test was negative, second test was positive. I don't recall exactly but those were almost definitely within 2 weeks after ovulation (which happened on day 22 of my cycle, ha ha ha).<br><br>
Are you sure of your ovulation date?
 

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With my 3rd baby I didn't get a positive test until cd 63. So a month after my missed period is when I got the positive. I was testing every 3 days with different tests. I about went crazy durring that month.
 

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I didn't get a positive until I was 12 weeks. I was already starting to show by the time I got in with my midwife. I took home tests galore, had a couple of ultrasounds which showed nothing (I guess it was too early to show up?) and actually had two blood tests about a week apart, both negative. (I wouldn't have taken so many tests except that I had something else going on which called for the second blood test/ultrasound.) The hospital actually told me I wasn't pregnant and it was just my hormones all of a sudden going wonky from breastfeeding my dd! Anyway, while I was going through this, there was another woman on here who was convinced she was pregnant but couldn't get a positive. I guess some women just produce a type of hormone that is not very detectable. My instincts told me that I was pregnant and I was right all along. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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