When to start testing??

Well I got my AF today so I am now taking this trying for a baby seriously and I am going to get an ovulation test for my cycle in Jan! I was just wondering on what day of your cycle do you start testing? I'm going to get the clearblue digital one so I can't go too wrong for my first use but I know it only contains 7 sticks so I don't want to use them all up and not ovulated yet!!! I usually have a cycle of 29-33 days if that helps!!

Thank you everyone!!


  • Hi Hun,

    I would guess that you ov approx 14 days before, so I would dtart testing about the 18th Jan??

    Good luck

  • Hi pet, most people ovulate about 14 days before AF so I would maybe start testing about 2-3 days before that so you can be sure to catch it!

    Good luck! xx
  • Thanks guys!! x
  • Being completely blonde here but what is AF and what is BFP?? i'm new to all this...just came off my pill a month ago to start trying and my period is 1 day late...not sure whether to take a test yet?? x
  • Hi debs, you're not being blonde at all - it took me ages to catch on with the abbreviations! I've copied them from another thread for you!

    AC - Agnus castus
    ADN - Any day now
    AF - Aunt flo (menstrual Period)
    AI - Artificial insemination
    BAC - By any chance
    BBT - Basal body temperature
    BD - Baby dancing (sex!)
    BF - Breastfeeding
    BFN - Big fat negative
    BFP - Big fat positive
    BIL - Brother-in-law
    BP - Blood pressure / Birth plan
    BTDT - Been there, done that
    BTW - By the way
    CB - Clearblue
    CBD - Clearblue Digital
    CD - Cycle day
    CM - Cervical mucus
    DD - Dear / Darling daughter
    DH - Darling husband
    DI - Donor insemination
    DPO - Days past ovulation
    DS - Dear / Darling son
    EDD - Estimated due date
    EP - Ectopic Pregnancy
    EPO - Evening primrose oil
    EPT - Early pregnancy test
    EWCM - Egg white cervical mucus
    FET - Frozen embryo transfer
    FIL - Father-in-law
    FFS - For f***s sake!
    FR - First response
    GD - Gestational diabetes
    GL - Good luck
    GTC - Going to conceive
    GTT - Glucose tolerance test
    HPT - Home pregnancy test
    HTH - Hope that / this helps
    HV - Health visitor
    IUI - Intrauterine insemination
    IVF - In vitro fertilisation
    LH - Luteinizing hormone
    LMAO - Laugh my ass off
    LMFAO - Laugh my f*****g ass off
    LO - Little one
    LOL - Laugh out loud
    MC / MMC - Miscarriage
    MIL - Mother-in-law
    MW - Midwife
    OH - Other half
    OMG - Oh my god / goodness
    OPK - Ovulation predictor kit
    OV - Ovulation
    PCO - Polycystic ovaries
    PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    PG - Pregnant
    PMA - Positive mental attitude
    PMSL - P*****g myself laughing
    POAS - Pee on a stick
    PUPO - Pregnant until proven otherwise
    R + R - Read and run
    SIL - Sister-in-law
    TBH - To be honest
    TC - Take care
    TMI - Too much information
    TTC - Trying to conceive
    TY - Thank you
    UPSI - Unprotected sexual intercourse
    US - Ultrasound
    VBAC - Vaginal birth after caesarean
    VE - Vaginal examination
    WB - Welcome back
    WTF - What the f**k
    1WW / 2WW - 1/2 week wait between ovulation and period

  • Thanks this helps although no answer to my Q..do you think it's too early for me to test?
  • Oops, bloody iPod touch has such a small screen it's difficult to read your whole message before sending it!

    I would say if you're a day late then it should be ok to test but bear in mind some tests are more sensitive than others. Superdrug and tesco own brands seem to be quite sensitive but clear blue digital is less sensitive so may give a false negative.

    Also, it's more accurate if you test using first morning urine.

    Good luck pet! xx
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