11 DPO stands for eleven days after ovulation. The TWW is the two-week interval before ovulation or your next predicted menstruation if you’re attempting to conceive.
Because it’s when you’re looking forward to finding out if you’re pregnant, this apparently endless period has gained celebrity status.
The good news is that you’re more than 34% done with the TWW at 11 DPO
At 11 DPO, what can I expect?
The three phases of your ovarian cycle are as follows:
- Hair follicles (AKA before the egg is released)
- Ovulation is the process of a woman becoming pregnant (AKA when the egg is released)
- Luteal is a term that refers to an (AKA after the egg is released). You’re in the luteal phase of your ovarian cycle at 11 DPO.
When your egg is discharged, the follicle that hosted it turns yellow, tightens, and transforms into the corpus luteum, a new structure. It gets a new title and a new look, as well as a new function: producing hormones that forms allow for pregnancy.
Progesterone is the main character in this story, with estrogen serving as a supporting character. If the discharged egg came into contact with an expecting sperm, then may have formed a zygote. The zygote’s job is to embed itself into the uterine lining and begin the long journey to parenthood.
If this happens, your body will produce hCG, also known as the pregnancy hormone, which will tell the corpus luteum that more progesterone is necessary to keep the growing baby fed and oxygenated.
The egg will be expelled in your next period if it is not fertilized.
What is the maximum number of DPOs that can be considered late?
You’ll most likely start feeling your period around 15 DPO. It might have been late if it didn’t come within a week of this. But, and this is crucial, never two cycles are the same. As a result, there isn’t a single DPO that is the DPO for late pregnancy.
You could be late for a variety of causes that aren’t connected to pregnancy, such as
- Stress. TTC is hectic, and one of life’s ironies is that it can result in a missed period without a pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you’re feeling very anxious. On Peanut, reach out to others. Seek professional help. This isn’t something you have to do on your own. Contraception is a method of birth control. Going on and off birth control can mess with your menstruation in a variety of ways.
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovary (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). This is usually caused by hormonal issues, but it is treatable. Discuss your alternatives with your doctor.
- Perimenopause. This is the period leading up to menopause, and it may cause irregular menstruation. It doesn’t rule out the possibility of becoming pregnant, but it’s something to discuss with your doctor.
- Health issue. Thyroid disorders and chronic health conditions can affect the regularity of your period.
I’m not sure how many DPOs I should test?
The excellent thing is that hCG levels rise by roughly 50% per day in early pregnancy, so the testing may be more accurate if you wait a few days.
A benchmark of 15 DPO is a decent place to start.