How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test after a Successful Ovulation Test?

Couples who are trying to conceive might choose any number of different tactics to help them succeed. One of the best tools available is an ovulation test strip, or even a more robust ovulation test kit. Using this kind of tool will tell you when you’re going to ovulate. As you know, ovulation is a necessary prerequisite to conception. You need to have intercourse just before or during ovulation to have a chance at conceiving.

It can be tempting to take a pregnancy test almost immediately after you’ve ovulated. After all, the ovulation test let you know that conception was possible. It can seem like agony waiting to find out if it worked or not, especially if you’ve been trying to conceive for some time.

For the most part, you’ll want to wait until the day your period would normally start to take a pregnancy test. Ideally, you’ll wait until you’ve officially missed your period. That doesn’t mean that some pregnancy tests won’t work earlier than that. It just means that the optimal time for getting an accurate reading from a pregnancy test will be then.

You can purchase high-sensitivity pregnancy tests, and that may help speed up the process. These tests aren’t perfect, of course, and you can still come back with a negative result, even if you’re pregnant, if you use the test too soon.

The best way to avoid getting your hopes up and then having them crushed time after time is to start by testing for ovulation. Once you know you’re going to ovulate, have sex several times over a few days. When the first day or two of the time your period should arrive passes, then take a pregnancy test. If it’s negative, wait five more days and then test again.

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  • Kay86

    If I ovulated on the 4th and had intercourse that very same evening what are my chances of being pregnant?and when should I test

Last modified: February 10, 2013