There are probably quite a few who recognize the excruciatingly long weeks from ovulation until you should have your period, because this is when you might be pregnant, but cannot yet check for it.
With regular pregnancy tests, the rule of thumb is usually that you should wait to test for pregnancy until the day your period should come (usually two weeks after ovulation). A regular pregnancy test has a cutoff for the pregnancy hormone hCG of 25 mIU/ml, and if you test on the day of expected menstruation, the result is over 99% certain. (See our large selection of pregnancy tests here: Graviditetstests – Gravidtid
Today, there are several different tests on the market, which have a lower limit value for hCG, and can measure the pregnancy hormone down to 10 mIU/ml. This means that you can already try to test for pregnancy 8 days after fertilization or on average 6 days before your expected period with the early pregnancy tests.
Gravidtid.dk sells sensitive pregnancy tests from our own brands Gravidtid, Abblo Pharma, RFSU and Femometer as well:Tidlige Graviditetstests – Gravidtid Remember that a negative test before the expected period does not necessarily mean that you are not pregnant, as it may take time for the HCG level to be high enough if the egg has taken a long time to arrive and settle. If you have a negative test, it is recommended that you wait a few days before testing again (if you can otherwise wait - we know it's hard)
Difference in when the pregnancy test becomes positive
The body only begins to produce the pregnancy hormone HCG when the fertilized egg has settled in the uterine cavity. But it does so only after a journey through the fallopian tube, which can take from a day to a week, without it being abnormal. This also means that you may experience that you are further or shorter in your pregnancy, because the journey may have taken shorter or longer than expected. If, for example, the egg has spent a week on its journey through the fallopian tube, you may therefore also run the risk of only having a positive pregnancy test a few days after a missed period.