If you’re unusually tuned into your body, you might begin to suspect that you’re pregnant within the first few days of pregnancy. But most women don’t suspect they are pregnant until they miss a period, and a few don’t suspect or believe they are pregnant for months after conception.
Whenever you decide to test, here’s how to get the best results: Test first thing in the morning, pop the stick in midstream, lay it flat, and give it a few minutes to work. If it’s positive — congrats, mama! If it’s negative, try again in a few days if your period’s still missing in action. If you get a faint, is-that-what-I-think-it-is positive, chances are you are indeed pregnant, since false positives (where the test says you’re pregnant, but you’re really not) are very rare. Wait a day or two and test again.