Days Past Ovulation (DPO)

Definition - What does Days Past Ovulation (DPO) mean?

Days past ovulation (DPO) refers to the number of days since ovulation has occurred. DPO is an acronym that is commonly found on message boards and websites dedicated to fertility and trying to conceive.

FertilitySmarts explains Days Past Ovulation (DPO)

Tracking your days past ovulation is generally done to determine when a potential pregnancy can be confirmed through a home pregnancy test. The time frame between ovulation and the possibility of having enough human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone in your blood for a pregnancy to be detected around two weeks and is commonly refered to as the two week wait (2WW).

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