Post # 1
Ok, so first of all, sorry if this is TMI!
So, I do not chart, or anything. DH and I were not actively TTC , but we were not actively preventing either. I have never been pregnant, and so I have no experience in this.
3 days ago I started lightly spotting. I know it could be the beginning of the arrival of AF, but normally if it was my period, it would have started at this point in the spotting. Therefore I think this could be implantation bleeding?
The other thing is that I just have a gut instinct that I could be pregnant. Lately I have felt nauseous, had heartburn, been overwhelmingly tired, and felt dizzy. None of which is normal for me.
However this morning I took a test, which came back negative. I still have an instinct that I might be though. Is it possible?
Post # 3
@nutMeg13: You might not be far along enough.. Wait five days and test with a FRER 🙂
Post # 4
What is FRER? I don’t know all of the lingo yet!
Post # 5
@nutMeg13: First Response Early Result pregnancy test. It is a pink dye test and can tell you days before your missed period. It is very accurate. You will want to use it instead of a blue dye test or another brand if at all possible.
Post # 6
@nutMeg13: I dont know much about pregnancies personally, but my BFF took 5 or 6 at home tests within 2 or 3 weeks and they all came back negative. Her doctor was pretty booked up, and just like you she had a gut instinct that she was pregnant so every couple days she’d take another test. After 3 weeks she finally got a BFN (big fat POSITIVE) and now she has a gorgeous little 3 year old!
Post # 7
If you’re not doing anything to track your cycles, it’s very possible that you could have ovulated later than average and it might still be too early to be picked up on a home test. I’ve been pregnant once before, and I was very uninformed at the time – figured ovulation always happens two weeks into your cycle, and you should be able to test when you miss your period. Well, I tested when my period didn’t come, but it was negative. I still just felt pregnant though. Low and behold, about a week later, still no period and I tested positive. I had just ovulated later that cycle. So, if you don’t get your period in the next few days, test again (with a FRER). Best is with your first morning urine, as it’s more concentrated.
Post # 8
I would have gotten a negative test if I’d taken it one day earlier than I did (2 days before my missed period).
Wait until the day of your missed period, and take another one!
Post # 9
Maybe I’ll try another one on Saturday. I tried the First Response early detection, and I got the 3 pack…. so I guess I will test until I get that BFP or until something makes me think I was wrong (I seriously just have a feeling that I am though!)
Post # 10
I was wrong (I really felt so sure though!!!!), AF arrived today. It is weird though, I really thought I was. Plus, normally I spot 1-2 days before AF, not for 3-4 days like it was this time.