At 14 DPO (or days past ovulation), it may feel as though you have been waiting for an eternity to finally be able to receive that positive pregnancy test result. You may be wondering what symptoms may indicate that you are pregnant at 14 DPO, and whether or not you can receive a positive pregnancy test result at this stage.
This article- 14 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms- will answer all of those questions.
In this article:
- What Happens At Each DPO?
- 14 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- Can I Receive a Positive Pregnancy Test Result at 14 DPO?
- When is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?
- More from MyBump2Baby
14 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
It can be difficult to tell whether you are pregnant, or simply experiencing the usual symptoms that come with your menstrual cycle.
You may find that at 14 DPO, you have no symptoms, and this is completely normal too.
If you would like to maximise your chances of getting pregnant, we recommend using our fertility planner! Our fertility planner will help you to track your menstrual cycle and find your fertile window.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, you may be pregnant- especially if you normally don’t experience them!
Below are the potential 14 DPO symptoms of pregnancy.
Fatigue is a very common pregnancy symptom. Fatigue is caused by your rapidly changing hormone levels.
Morning Sickness or Nausea
Morning sickness or nausea is caused by the sudden increase in progesterone levels during pregnancy. This sudden increase in progesterone can also cause aversions to certain foods or smells.
Breast Pain or Breast Tenderness
Breast pain or breast tenderness is caused by the increase in progesterone in your body during pregnancy.
If you have a regular 28-day cycle and are at 14 DPO with no period, it may be a sign that you are pregnant. A missed period is often the sign that prompts women to buy a pregnancy test.
If you find yourself seriously wanting a certain food much more than normal- or some kind of wacky food combination- then you might be pregnant!
Tender breasts that are swollen, heavy or sensitive is often one of the first signs of pregnancy that women notice.
You can read more about how breast pain and ovulation relate in do breasts hurt during ovulation?
If you are hoping to get pregnant, bleeding or spotting at 14 DPO can be discouraging, however light bleeding at 14 DPO can actually be a positive sign.
Implantation bleeding is a light bleeding or spotting caused by implantation.
It is a positive sign that the fertilized egg has successfully implanted into the lining of the uterus.
Implantation bleeding is caused by the motion of the fertilised egg implanting into the uterine lining, which causes tiny blood vessels in the uterine lining to break and bleed.
Implantation bleeding is usually pink or brown in colour and much lighter than normal menstrual bleeding (usually just a few drops).
Typically, implantation bleeding occurs between 10 and 14 DPO (around the time that you would expect your period) and lasts for a couple of hours to a couple of days.
Implantation bleeding may also be accompanied by mild abdominal cramping, called implantation cramping.
Ovulation bleeding is also a cause of bleeding between periods.
If you are experiencing cramps at 14 DPO, it may be implantation cramps. Implantation cramping may sometimes accompany implantation bleeding, or it may appear as a symptom on its own. It is usually very mild, and like implantation bleeding, it often begins around the time you would expect your expected period to begin, so it may be mistaken for your usual menstrual cramps.
Do you have the following combination of symptoms?: Late Period, Negative Pregnancy Test & White Discharge. Click the link to find out why!
Digestive issues are a common complaint during early pregnancy. Digestive issues are caused by the sudden increase in progesterone levels during early pregnancy, which makes the digestive system slow down, causing a build-up of gas, constipation and bloating.
Can I Receive a Positive Pregnancy Test Result at 14 DPO?
At 14 DPO, you are at the end of the dreaded two-week wait. Yippee!
At 14 DPO, your hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone levels- also known as pregnancy hormone levels- are usually high enough to give you a positive pregnancy test result on home pregnancy tests, in fact, 90% of pregnant women usually receive a positive result at this stage.
If you receive a 14 DPO negative pregnancy test result at this stage, don’t worry, it may be that your hCG hormone levels are not high enough yet, so you may receive a positive result in a few days’ time.
If your results change, you can read our article what causes a faint positive pregnancy test then negative next day?
Are you trying to conceive? If so, it is important that you know the difference between evaporation lines and faint positive results, to avoid disappointment. You can learn the differences here: Evaporation Line VS Faint Positive.
When is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?
It is recommended that you wait until at least the first day of your missed period- or 14 DPO– to take a home pregnancy test. Most pregnancy tests should be able to return an accurate result by this time.
If you do not know when your period starts, you should take a pregnancy test no earlier than 21 days after you had unprotected sex.
If you are still early on in your pregnancy, it is best to take a pregnancy test with your first morning’s urine: or when you first wake up, as your hCG levels (which are responsible for giving you a positive pregnancy test result) will be more concentrated in your urine.
If you have been trying to conceive for a while, the doctor may perform a pregnancy blood test, to see whether you are pregnant. Blood pregnancy tests can accurately detect pregnancy as early as 6 to 8 DPO.
More from MyBump2Baby
To read about pregnancy symptoms at each day past ovulation, click the links below:
- 1DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 2 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 3 DPO Symptoms
- 4 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 5 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 6DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 7 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 8 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 9 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 10 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 11DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 12 dpo – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 13 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms –
- 14 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
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