You’re 19 DPO. If you’re pregnant, you’re well into your fifth week. If you’re still waiting on a BFP, you might be running out of patience.
19 DPO is 19 days past ovulation ‒ if you’re pregnant, you’re already well into your fifth week and the no-man’s-land of the TWW (two-week wait) might already feel like a distant memory.
If your tests are negative and you still have no period, it can be hard to keep waiting and to work out what’s going on.
We spoke to embryologist and fertility expert, Navya Muralidhar to help you figure it out.
In this article: 📝
- What can you expect at 19 DPO?
- Can implantation occur at 19 DPO?
- Can I test 19 days after ovulation?
- What are 19 DPO symptoms?
What can you expect at 19 DPO?
At 19 DPO, if you’re pregnant, your hormone levels are rising quickly.
The pregnancy hormone, hCG, as well as progesterone and estrogen, are the big hitters here, as your body builds the placenta that will nourish your baby for the next eight months.
Even though your baby is only the size of an apple pip, the surge of these hormones can take a huge toll on your physical and emotional energy.
Be gentle with yourself.
This is also an important time for your little peanut, as they’re getting ready to start building their first bodily systems.
Known as the gestational sac at this stage, baby actually has a tail right now.
The structures that will become their brain and spinal cord are coming together, too, and it won’t be long until the first electrical charges of a heartbeat start flickering to life (even if it’s still a few more weeks before you can see this on an ultrasound).
How many weeks pregnant is 19 DPO?
So at 19 DPO, how many weeks pregnant are you?
You might think you’re 19 days pregnant, but you’re actually closer to five weeks pregnant.
This is because pregnancy weeks are counted from the first day of your last period ‒ about a week or two before sperm and egg ever came together!
Can implantation occur at 19 DPO?
It’s pretty rare, but implantation can happen at 19 days past ovulation.
But usually, implantation tends to happen between 6 to 12 DPO.
So it’s more likely that those implantation symptoms you’re feeling ([cramps]https://www.peanut-app.io/blog/implantation-cramps), light spotting, bloating), are early pregnancy symptoms instead.
This is why it’s so hard to pinpoint each of these key moments ‒ ovulation, implantation, early pregnancy, and PMS can all feel so similar!
Can I test 19 days after ovulation?
Yes, you can definitely take a 19 DPO pregnancy test.
Well, you can take a pregnancy test wherever you want, but any time after 14 DPO is generally considered to get the most accurate results.
Now, what does it mean if you get a positive or negative result at 19 DPO?
Can you get a positive pregnancy test at 19 DPO?
Yes, you can get a 19 DPO positive pregnancy test.
This is because your 19 DPO hCG levels have risen enough to show a positive result on a pregnancy test.
Modern home pregnancy tests work by detecting hCG, which starts getting released as soon as the embryo implants in your uterine wall.
This usually happens at around 8 DPO, so by 19 DPO, your hCG levels have been rising for about 10 days.
This means there should be more than enough in your blood and pee to give you an accurate result, especially if you test first thing in the morning, when the hormones in your pee are at their most concentrated.
So if you’ve been impatiently waiting to take a pregnancy test and you’ve managed to hold off until now, good news!
The wait is over! Get testing!
Can you be 19 DPO, no period, negative pregnancy test?
But what if you’re at 19 DPO with no period and a negative test?
At 19 days after ovulation, you’re about five days late.
Your cycle is measured from the first day of your last period, ovulation occurs around two weeks later, and then two weeks after that, your period is due again.
In real life, very few women have a regular 28-day cycle and it might be normal for you to get to 19 DPO with no AF (Aunt Flo).
If it’s not normal for you, you’re at 19 DPO, and your pregnancy tests are still coming back as BFN, you might be unusually late.
A stressful event, illness, or breastfeeding can easily upset your cycle and there might still be a BFP waiting for you in the next few days.
But it also doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a 19 DPO BFN ‒ some of our Peanut moms-to-be didn’t get their positive until 22 DPO!
It could also be that the embryo implanted a little later than usual, which can mean that your hCG levels aren’t high enough for a clear BFP, which can look like a 19 DPO negative pregnancy test.
It’s best to take your pregnancy test first thing in the morning, when your hCG levels are at their highest, for the most accurate result.
But if you have concerns, monitor yourself closely and perhaps think about going to a doctor for a blood test, especially if you have pregnancy symptoms without a BFP.
You can also always check in with other women going through the same thing in the Peanut community.
What are 19 DPO symptoms?
If you’re 19 DPO symptom-spotting, you’re definitely not alone!
There’s a range of 19 DPO symptoms if pregnant, but it’s also totally normal not to have any at all.
Many women don’t experience any pregnancy symptoms until about six weeks, and some don’t get many even after that, so if you’re not experiencing any symptoms at all, that’s nothing to worry about.
On the other hand, lots of women start to experience symptoms from the first day or two after implantation.
If you’re in the second camp, you may already be tired of the following common symptoms:
- Nausea, which can happen throughout the day and is often worse with an empty stomach.
- Bloating, gas, or constipation.
- Aversions to the taste, smell, or texture of certain foods.
- Fatigue, low energy levels, and the new ability to nap anywhere at any time.
One of the best ways to fight most of these symptoms is pretty straightforward.
Eat healthy, in smaller amounts, and often, and keep drinking plenty of water.
It’s also important to remember that, at this early stage, your symptoms can come and go throughout the day or can change completely from one day to the next.
If you threw up on Monday, but feel much more like yourself on Tuesday, it’s not a sign that something is wrong, just evidence that your body is adjusting to its newest resident.
Give yourself as much time and space as you can and want at this point.
How do you feel at 19 DPO?
We get it ‒ this whole TTC thing can be confusing, and it can feel lonely.
So to help you feel less alone, we asked our Peanut community about their experiences at 19 DPO.
Some of these women got their BFP, others are still trying, but they’ve all shared their story:
- “19 DPO 4+6 finally got a little dye stealer!” ‒ Haley
- “19 DPO BFN… no AF. Today I had cramps again, I thought AF is about start but there is no sign of AF. I am 4 days late currently and getting BFN.” ‒ Nancy
- “I had BFN at 19 DPO. I stopped testing for a few days then tested at 22/23 DPO and got a BFP. My wee boy is 10 days old now.” ‒ Kirstine
- “So today marks 19 DPO and AF is late by 4 days. I took a pregnancy test yesterday morning (18 DPO) and I got a BFN. I typically have 32-day cycles. Today I’m having mild cramps and I started spotting. Very light pink/brown blood when wiping. I’ve been having your other typical pregnancy symptoms too: nausea, bloating, enlarged/sensitive breasts, sensitive nipples, increased appetite, heightened sense of smell, and extreme fatigue.” ‒ Tara
- “19 DPO, 6 days late, and still BFN. Haven’t gotten AF but have had a small amount of brown discharge when I wipe. I’ve had lots of symptoms for getting a positive test but still negative. Some tests have a faint line but most I’ve taken are negative.” ‒ Erica
- “I’m currently 19 DPO, have been experiencing a frequency in urination, some moodiness, a bit of boob soreness (they feel heavy & seem different) & some vivid dreams. I do have an irregular 23-day cycle, period is due tomorrow.” ‒ Sarah
- “Took two tests at night on 19 DPO, 4 days late. Very faint lines on both!” ‒ Rachel
- “19 DPO and finally got BFP! Still very faint, but I have done a few tests earlier and they didn’t come up within the timeframe and this one came up in 3 minutes.” ‒ Estelle
- “I’m 19 DPO ‒ 5 weeks today with no pregnancy symptoms! It’s making me nervous!” ‒ Cat
- “19 DPO, BFP, I have been having cramps, and my breasts are less sore today.” ‒ Laura
19 DPO can feel like a lot, whether you’re pregnant or not.
It can help to know you’re not alone, so you’re always welcome to join our TTC Peanut community.
We’re in this together.
➡️ Read next: 20 DPO: Symptoms, Signs & What to Expect