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Old 03-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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When do you start POAS???

I know when you are suppose to start testing but I'm always reading about people testing really early. And there are a ton of threads about sqinters, which got me wondering... how early do you really start testing? Even if you don't think it will show up, when do you start? And I'm totally guilty of this!!

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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7dpo. I had a positive digital with my 4th LO at 7dpo.

All my others were positive at 8/9 dpo.
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Re: When do you start POAS???

I start testing at 8dpo but don't get discouraged until AF get here. I also try to limit to testing every other day so if I am pregnant I will see a nice progression.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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I start testing at 8dpo but don't get discouraged until AF get here. I also try to limit to testing every other day so if I am pregnant I will see a nice progression.
this, except the every other day part...I don't have the will power for that lol

I usually start at 7-9dpo, depending on how many tests I have and if I have money to buy more lol This cycle I didn't take my first test til 9dpo...I don't remember why I waited though. It was clear as day +, so I'm sure it would have shown at 7-8
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Re: When do you start POAS???

i start at 7dpo. but often I dont do it consecutively. depends on how bad I want it. LOL
most times I get + at 9-10dpo. with my first child 17 yrs ago, i didnt get a + till the day my period was due. so 14dpo
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Re: When do you start POAS???

For this time, I'm not testing until the day after AF which is the 25th. I'm like clockwork so I can wait another 6 days

ETA: I'm 9DPO
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8do and then I test daily until AF shows.
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8do and then I test daily until AF shows.
Have you had positives at 8dpo? Just curious!
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Have you had positives at 8dpo? Just curious!
No! It just seemed like a good day to start!
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7dpo. I got a bfp at 6dpo once. It turned into a chemical but yeah. I didn't test til 9dpo with the twins but I had symptoms at 7. I always wonder how skewed the data on bfp's is since everyone starts testing at a different dpo so women that wait til af is due dont get bfp's before that cuz they didn't test yet so the experiments that cite the occurrence of bfp at a certain dpo might be wrong...does that make sense?

Also, with the data that cites how many women get bfns on a particular cd and go on to have a bfp later on, how do we know that the test is really a bfn and the woman just isn't a good squinter?

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