amywatt - I take you it normally have a long cycle? I think (and this is definitely not a sure thing) that the 6 days is before your next period is expected but that is b/c for normal cycles the POAS makers don’t know when you ovulated, so it’s their best guess. When you have a longer cycle, doesn’t it mean that you ovulate later in your cycle?
I think for medicated cycles where you know when you ovulated that the 6 days before your next AF does not apply. The POAS instructions just say 6 days before AF b/c they (and most women) don’t know when you ovulated.
What is really important is whether the embie has implanted and starting to produce HCG. I would go with what your RE said. Whether you can see a result on the test would be relative to when you ovulated (the day of the IUI).
Check out this info I got off another thread:
4dpiui …embryo is growing and developing
5dpiui… Embryo is now a blastocyst
6dpiui…Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day
7dpiui… Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining
8dpiui… Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining
9dpiui…Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining
10dpiui… Morula is completely inmplanted in the lining and has placenta cells & fetal cells
11dpiui…Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood
12dpiui…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
13dpiui…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
14dpiui…HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT
Good luck testing!