When you’re trying for a baby, the wait until you can get confirmation of your pregnancy (or lack of) can seem like an eternity.
Or, if you are at 10 DPO, you can read our article on 10 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms instead!
In this article:
- What Causes a Positive Pregnancy Test Result?
- Is 9 DPO too Early for a Positive Pregnancy Test Result? – Can I Get a 9 DPO BFP?
- When do Most Pregnant Women Receive a Positive Pregnancy Test Result?
- Can I Receive a False Positive or Negative Result at 9 DPO?
- What if I Want to Take an Early Pregnancy Test?
- 9 DPO Early Pregnancy Symptoms
What Causes a Positive Pregnancy Test Result?
Pregnancy tests work by detecting the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone- a hormone that begins to be secreted from the cells that will form the placenta- once implantation has occured.
Implantation is the process where a fertilized egg implants into the uterine lining.
It is through this connection to the uterine lining, that the fertilised egg (or zygote) will receive the nutrients and blood supply it needs to grow.
In order for a pregnancy test to show a positive result, your hCG hormone levels must be high enough.
A positive pregnancy test result can be shown in several different ways:
- A cross (two lines that cross over one another)
- Two lines (two vertical lines)
- The word “pregnant” on a digital test
The colours of the lines may also be either pink or blue, depending on the type of pregnancy test that was purchased.
Is 9 DPO too Early for a Positive Pregnancy Test Result? – Can I Get a 9 DPO BFP?
You may be wondering, is it possible to receive a Big Fat Positive pregnancy test result at 9 DPO (days past ovulation)?
The answer is yes and no.
It is recommended that you wait until the day of your missed period (at least) to take a pregnancy test- which is approximately another week after 9 DPO. You can, however, still receive a 9 DPO positive pregnancy test result.
Sometimes, implantation can occur at 9 DPO (or before), which means you can get a positive pregnancy test result.
Can I Receive a False Positive or Negative Result at 9 DPO?
It is very possible to receive a false positive (or negative) pregnancy test result at 9 DPO, especially if you are using the cheaper or more unreliable brands of home pregnancy test. It is recommended to take a pregnancy test at 14DPO to get a more reliable result. Fingers crossed!
What If I Want to Take an Early Pregnancy Test?
If you would like to take an early pregnancy test, clear blue first response early pregnancy tests are great for giving you a reliable result- even at 9 DPO.
When do Most Pregnant Women Receive a Positive Pregnancy Test Result?
Most pregnant women receive a positive pregnancy test result at 14 DPO- although some women receive BFPs as early as 3 DPO!
9 DPO Early Pregnancy Symptoms
At 9 days post ovulation, you are still in the very early stages of your pregnancy, and many women experience no pregnancy symptoms at this stage, whilst many others do.
Many of the below pregnancy symptoms are also premenstrual symptoms, so whilst they are signs of pregnancy, it is difficult to tell whether or not you are pregnant based on symptoms alone at this early stage.
Common 9 DPO pregnancy symptoms include:
After implantation, your body will begin producing more progesterone- the hormone responsible for most common pregnancy symptoms. This increase in progesterone can cause fatigue or extreme exhausation. Fatigue is one of the most common early pregnancy symptoms.
If you’re experiencing breast tenderness or swelling, don’t worry- this is a common symptom that many women experience during early pregnancy.
Throughout your menstrual cycle, your vaginal discharge changes.
At several points of your menstrual cycle, such as just before your menstrual period, you experience a discharge that is thick, odourless, creamy and white or whitish-yellow in colour.
This vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea.
At 9 DPO, your leukorrhea discharge, if pregnant, increases in quantity.
So, if you find that you are experiencing more thick, creamy, white or whitish-yellow discharge, it may be a sign of pregnancy.
Mild cramping is a common complaint during early pregnancy- but cramping at 9 DPO (days after ovulation) can actually be a good sign that the fertilised egg has implanted onto your uterine lining nicely.
These cramps you may be experiencing at 9 DPO are called implantation cramps. Implantation cramps can also be accompanied by implantation bleeding- which is usually just light bleeding or spotting.
If you are experiencing heavy bleeding or strong cramping during any point of your pregnancy, you should consult your nearest health care professional as it could be a sign of an early miscarriage.
If you are experiencing light bleeding or spotting at 9 DPO, it may be a sign that implantation- the process where a fertilised egg attaches to the uterine lining- has occured.
During implantation, the motion of the fertilised egg attaching to the uterine lining can cause tiny blood vessels in the lining of the uterus to break, causing bleeding.
This bleeding is called implantation bleeding.
The increase in those pesky pregnancy hormones is also responsible for this symptom. During pregnancy, you may experience many gastrointestinal symptoms- including constipation, bloating, gas and heartburn.
Hormonal fluctuations make headaches a very common symptom during early pregnancy.
Backache is a common symptom during early pregnancy- if you are experiencing this particular pregnancy symptom, it is because your uterus is preparing to grow much bigger to house your baby for the next 9 months!
Nausea, or morning sickness, is a prominent pregnancy symptom which can interfere with the daily life of pregnant women. 9 DPO nausea is unlikely, but it is still possible!
Do not worry if you are not experiencing nausea, or morning sickness, at this stage.
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