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Reddit post - "when should I test?"


https://www.reddit.com/r/IVF/comments/fljrfi/when_should_i_test_an_informative_post/

I know we're not scientists, but this post is very thorough and I'm wondering how accurate it might be... I quickly breezed through the scientific journal the OP references, but I'm stil undecided about the validity of these statements... what do y'all think? Does anyone see any blatant red flags? :)
Me: 33 | DH: 34
TTC #1 Oct 2015
BFP Mar 26, 2016 - DD born Nov 2016 <3
TTC #2 since Mar 2017
DX: MF June 2019, varicocele embolization Jan 2020, good improvement (14 mil, low motility)
IUI#1 Aug 2020 - BFN
IVF #1 Dec 2020 (ICSI) - ER, freeze-all - 15 retrieved, 15 mature, 15 fertilized. 4 embryos frozen, all day 5 blasts!
FET #1 Feb 2021 - BFN
FET #2 Apr 2021 - BFP 5DP5DT!! Beta #1 13DP5DT (17DPO)  = HcG 1,238. Beta #2 17DP5DT (21DPO) = HcG 8,269



Re: Reddit post - &quot;when should I test?&quot;

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    I don't see any major red flags. There are a lot of variables and YMMV, but it's reasonably sound. If you're doing IUI, the timeline is off. For IVF, this is pretty consistent with my experience. As the comments note, it does not account for the trigger shot. I personally dealt with that by testing before my FET (morning of) to confirm a negative, and then testing afterwards so I knew any positive was a baby and not the trigger. Obviously if you test positive morning of FET, this won't work and you have to wait for your beta.
    Baby Birthday Ticker TickerMarried DW <3 08.2013; AI 2x; IUI 6x; IUI #7 05.2015; DD born 2.2016 o:); Reciprocal IVF FET #1 on 11.18.2020 
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