Trying to get pregnant can be a frustrating process. I tried for a whole year before I finally conceived, and every month, I went through a torturous waiting game to find out if I was pregnant or not. I would always be quick to take pregnancy tests, and would end up taking one every day to see if the lines turned positive. But I later learned there is a science to the timing. If you are trying to conceive, you also might be wondering, how many days after ovulation should I take a pregnancy test?
Dr. Eva Martin, CEO of Elm Tree Medical, Inc., tells Romper that you should wait to test until the day of your missed period. She says that pregnancy tests are made to detect the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine and blood, which is produced by the placenta after the implantation of…
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