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Okay so my husband and I have been trying to convince for over a year now, and last month I was late for 3 days and it started. We were a little disappointed but this month, we ended up doing the deed two days before my period was to start and now I am 3 days late. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test if I don't get my period this week?

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    Okay so my husband and I have been trying to convince for over a year now, and last month I was late for 3 days and it started. We were a little disappointed but this month, we ended up doing the deed two days before my period was to start and now I am 3 days late. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test if I don't get my period this week?
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    @boy_momma94 thanks for dropping by our board. please have a look at our board rules, prominently posted at the top of the board in the Newbies, Read This First thread. We don't typically do one-off posts like this, but usually keep our conversations more organized. As for your testing quandary, it sounds like your cycle might just be longer than you think it is (you're normal until you're not, cycles get longer and shorter, etc.). An HPT is very accurate starting around 12dpo. But for this, you need an accurately calculated O date, for which, I refer you to the resources in the Newbies thread.
    History
    I am doing this on my own. Left ovary and fallopian tube removed due to cyst/necrosis just after birth. Right ovary and tube still purport to function.
    Began TTC in Aug '18 @ age 35
    5 or 6 (or 7?!) cycles using frozen donor sperm, ICI. All BFN
    Mar-Jun '19 IUIs, all BFN
    Began process of referral for RE in spring of '19, blood tests confirm low AMH (.54) but all else is good.
    May '19 HSG shows open tube, but ultrasound suggests fibroids
    MRI in June '19 confirms two large fibroids, one growing through wall of uterus
    In June '19 I move from California to Oregon, disrupting my insurance, referrals, etc. 5 months spent piecing it all back together.
    Nov. '19 attempted myomectomy (vaginal approach) failed. 2nd surgery using laparoscopic method in Jan '20 is successful.
    April '20 --> June '20, natural IUIs, all BFN.
    July? saline ultrasound and bubble test demonstrate open tube
    July '20 clomid cycle cancelled for thin lining
    Aug-Oct, 3 femara cycles, all BFN
    RE referral. While waiting to set up an appointment Nov-Jan,I continue with natural cycles and ICI, using a known donor, BFN...
    Jan '21 more bloodwork, AMH is worse (.30), FSH high albeit not catastrophic at 13.2. hysteroscopy all good. "looks cozy!" says the RE.
    Feb '21, injectables (menopur, novarel), iui, BFN (doc said the frozen donor sperm sample had the "best numbers she'd ever seen!")
    Mar '21, injectables, iui cancelled due to lack of follicles, converted to at home-insem. BFN
    May '21, first IVF round cancelled due to cyst.
    July '21 IVF: standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 7; 6 days of stims. 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilize, 4 made it to blast. 3 are 4AB, 1 is 4BB. PGT-A results all abnormal.
    Oct '21 somewhat improved AMH (.51) and significantly improved FSH (8.9). Maybe it's all the pills I swallow.
    Dec -21, standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 5; 11 days of stims. retrieval yields 5, 4M, 2 reach day-6 blast (4AB & 4BB). 1 low-level mosaic (chr. 3 deletion), 1 complex abnormal.
    Feb '22 FET (low-level mosaic): CP.
    May '22 egg retrieval, lupron flare protocol. HGH priming for 1 month before stims; md lupron 20/20u daily; menopur 225, follistim 225, 10k trigger after 8 days of stims; AFC 10; 13 retrieved; 10 mature; 8 fertilized. All frozen at 2PN for later thaw, grow, and biopsy.
    July '22 egg retrieval same protocol: 9 days of stims; AFC 8; 10 retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized and frozen.
    Sept '22 ER same protocol: AFC 10; 12 retrieved, 11 mature, 11 fertilized.
    From the 3 retrievals, 7 survived to day 5-6 blastocyst, from which I have 2 normal embryos!
    Jan 20, Fully medicated FET, baby aspirin, dexamethasone, acupuncture, and as much woo as I can stand (which isn't very much). BFN.
    July 23, Natural FET + baby aspirin. BFN.
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    When did you ovulate? If you don’t know the answer to that question for sure, no one can help you with that answer. 
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    My Flo app said I ovulated on May 15th. Out of the 8 months I've been using this app, I've only had 28 day cycles last month and this month
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    Do you measure any other way? Apps aren’t always accurate. I measure my BBT and I do ovulation kit testing and found out I don’t ovulate when the apps tell me I do. I would say test every few days with an HPT and if you still aren’t positive or AF hasn’t arrived you should call your doctor. 
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    I'd recommend trying OPK strips, they're really helpful. Also, cycles can vary, and like someone else said, you're regular until you're not. You could also try monitoring your cervical mucus to let you know when you might be entering your fertile window. 
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