(Closed) Maybe Pregnant…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you got a period and have three negatives, I’d say all signs point to no. Fatigue, an irregular period, and weight gain or bloating can be a lot of things, like stress. This early on for a first pregnancy you really wouldn’t have a noticeably bigger belly, or at least I didn’t until I was like 12 weeks or so along (and even then it just looked like I had too much pasta). If you are super worried about changes in your body I’d definitely see a doctor about it, but really, I’d wait until after you miss a period to take a HPT. Good luck to you, and hope it happens soon!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Are you taking the tests 1st thing in the morning? That makes a big difference. 

But i agree with @beanieboo.. I would keep eating healthy, avoid alcohol and give it time before making an appointment… they will use a urine test at the doctor’s office also.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would wait another month or so.  Then see if you need to take another home test.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you took three pregnancy tests that came out negative and got your period I’m not sure why you think you are pregnant. Being tired is a symptom of pregnancy but that alone isn’t enough to warrent a trip to the gyno.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@flamingred: Implantation bleeding can make you think you got your period, that is why she thinks she might be pregnant. When I got pregnant, I had implantation bleeding that mimicked a period, but was 4 days instead of my usual 7. Also, a negative pregnancy test really early on can be false – some women can not test positive because their hormone levels have not risen enough yet. Please don’t dismiss people’s concerns so matter-of-factly when you clearly are not fully educated on the situation.

 

@MsReese: I also had incredibly tender breasts, had to pee really, really often, was tired, bloated, and hungry a lot (the last few symptoms got worse after a week or two after the implantation bleeding). If you start having those symptoms, retest. Behave as though you are pregnant (ie don’t drink, smoke, etc, which i’m sure you are doing anyways if you are trying to conceive!), and go to the doctor if your period does not come this next month.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@crayfish: Um she said she took three pregnancy tests and got her period. How much more “educated” should I be?  She didn’t say anything  about implantation bleeding or ask why she would get a period if she was pregnant, so why should I think otherwise? This is a message board, I’m not writing a dissertation on possible positive pregnancy symptoms. I form my opinion and response based on the information the OP gives.  And my respons is that she probably isn’t pregnant. Sue me if I’m wrong I guess, Jesus Christ.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Urine pregnancy tests are really good, but they do take a while to be positive. If you don’t have a positive home pregnancy test though, you really don’t need to see a doctor yet. In general, it’s good to start pregnancy testing about 2 weeks after you miss your period. Any sooner than that is likely to be a false negative or a “chemical pregnancy” (won’t go on to actually be a real pregnancy, very very early miscarriage).

If you are young and healthy, you also really don’t need to see an OB/Gyn for your pregnancy. A family doc or a nurse-midwife are great choices for pregnancies and can refer you to an OB/Gyn if there is anything about you that they think makes you high risk.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It wasn’t totally clear to me when she took the test, but I know you can get a positive as early as 4 days before you miss a period with some of them. I took a test the night I missed my period, and got a positive that was not a false positive or chemical pregnancy, so I don’t think you have to wait 2 weeks. Per my doctor, you can take a test when you miss your period – even the next day. Some women might have chemical levels too low to register, but most tests on the market now are very sensitive.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree that you need to wait it out a little. Sometimes it is common for women to have multiple “negative” pregnancy tests when in fact they are pregnant. If you are TTC then be very cautious about exposing yourself to harmful substances (ie: alcohol or fumes). Not to scare you, but I’ve heard horror stories of women miscarrying because they thought they weren’t pregnant due to negative tests.

You are right to look at the symptoms in trying to determine whether or not you are pregnant. Don’t get your hopes up, but at the same time be aware of the changes in your body especially if you are trying on purpose. What you described as a shorter period can be indication of implantation bleeding. What you need to try to think back on is the coloration of your last period. If it was shorter than usual and also a different hue then this is most likely implantation bleeding. This type of bleeding will either be very light pinkish coloration or thick brownish color. If your period was heavy with dark red bleeding then it was most likely not implantation bleeding. You have to remember that a normal period is the shedding of your uterine lining (more “bleeding”), while implantation bleeding occurs from sloughed off tissues as a result of the eye embedding itself in your uterine lining (only a little “bleeding”).

When in doubt ALWAYS check with your local mid-wife, doctor, or nurse. Because you have already passed that “missed period” point you can go in to your local clinic to have a test done for you. If they themselves find inconclusive results then they will have the proper skills and tools to help you find out if you are pregnant or not.

If you are TTC it might be a good thing to consult a health care professional anyway so that you can be provided with more information regarding fertility and pregnancy. They may also reccomend you start taking Folic Acid or other supplements if you haven’t already done so.

Just remember that no matter the outcome it is always better to play it safe than sorry when it comes to our little ones. If it turns out that you aren’t pregnant this time don’t feel silly because at least you have the best interest of your future child in mind and you are aware of your body changes. It would be much much worse if you were one of thos women on the show “I didn’t know I was pregnant,” don’t you think!? 😉

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It doesn’t seem necesary to bring Jesus Christ into the picture. Pretty sinful if you ask me. Lets get over it ladies; We all have our own opinions.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mrs.peters.to.be: Lol very true. And I appreciate the info and advice.I will go to the doctors anyways, I think that’s a good idea.

@crayfish: I agree, thank you. I think I shouldn’t worry for now, I’m just gonna wait it out and see how my next period goes.

So I will go to the doctor for a check-up and see what info I need and tell the doctor we are TTC (since I haven’t been since I got married). Thanks everyone for the advice. And yes, I was concerned that it really wasn’t my period and that it was implantation bleeding, but since I tested negative after my “period” I will just wait and see.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

And by the way I am not offended by anyones comments…I can see how I look really paranoid but also maybe I’m traumatized by that show “I didn’t know I was pregnant”. MY best friend also didn’t know she was pregnant, tested negative a bunch and even the doctor said she wasn’t pregnant. She had an IUD inserted by her doctor and then she miscarried because of the IUD. So, yeah, I am paranoid now, but I just want to be safe rather than sorry. I’m probably not pregnant, but if there’s a slight chance, I will let you guys know!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh haha wrong ID!! lol. Maybe I do have pregnant brain?!?!!? 🙂 Yikes…

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