OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Questions OB-GYN

How do you know if you conceived after ovulation?

I am a 27 year old female. I wonder how can you know if you conceived after ovulation?

1 Answer

You have to wait for your menstrual cycle. If you miss having a menstrual cycle on the expected date, wait for at least 2 weeks, then do a pregnancy test. Sometimes you can have an early positive pregnancy test soon after missing menstrual cycle and then you may have a bleed and it will be negative. There is something called as a chemical pregnancy loss, which is very common and normal. People get very stressed out and think that they are having multiple miscarriages. Chemical pregnancy losses are very normal. Hence, we recommend doing a pregnancy test 2 weeks after missing a menstrual cycle.