So I may be pregnant… What do you think, it's too soon right?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@O.My.Heart:  I stopped BC on 4/26 and conceived on 5/3. It is possible if you were ovulating… i dont know how quickly you would feel symptoms though? I tested on 5/21 but I probably could have done so sooner if I had thought I was pregnant lol I would probably wait 2 weeks from conception so maybe 8/16? 

Try to stay calm. I know the next several weeks are difficult. First you have to wait to test and then you have to wait to see a doctor….

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

@O.My.Heart:  I think it might be too son to experience symptoms, but you never know! my best friend told me she felt cramps the day after she had ovulated which she had sex on, and that she thought she was pregnant, I told her she was crazy. But this month hse didn’t get her period, she tested and she is pregnant!! what do you know lol. So maybe you should just wait till your period is due and see what happens.

Lots of baby dust for you!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Could I really have ovulated so soon? Do people get pregnant the 1st month after  stopping BCPs?

Yes, yes, YES!  My sister was on the pill for about 15 years.  Got pregnant the first month off, one try.  So it definitely is possible. 

I would say there’s a good chance you could be pregnant, except the fact that you said you used the pull out method.  That is actually a very reliable method IF done correctly.  But your description does sound like implantation bleeding.  I would wait to test until at most 6 days before your next predicted period with a FRER.  But remember, sometimes people don’t receive + until they’ve actually missed a period.  Good luck!!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it would be too soon to be implantation spotting.  Implantation doesn’t occur for roughly 7-10 days after you conceive.  So if you ovulated on August 2 when you had unprotected sex, even assuming you conceived while using the pull out method, you would not have implantation spotting 2 days after.  That being said, you could have ovulated slightly earlier I suppose in which case the timing could work out, but you said you were using condoms during that time, so again very unlikely you would be pregnant.  My guess is you are spotting from your body regulating itself after the birth control.  I spotted the first 2 cycles off BCP about a week or so after my period.  After that, no more mid cycle spotting and everything went back to normal.  Either way, it is too early to test so you will just have to wait and see.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@O.My.Heart:  I say wait until 2 weeks past when you think you ovulated and take a test. Symptom spotting doesn’t really do much but make you obsess over every twinge!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There’s really no way to tell in your situation.  I’d wait 2-3 weeks after you had unprotected sex and test.

As long as the pull out method was used effectively, you likely aren’t pregnant.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsEagleEye:  +1.

@O.My.Heart:  

Also, it’s possible the spotting was actually because of ovulation and you ovulated later than expected. Some women spot lightly around ovulation, and having a later ovulation isn’t unusual for someone coming off birth control – your cycles may fluctuate for a few months as your ovaries get back to work after having so much time off.
It’s possible you’re pregnant, but just a word from the wise – it took us 10 months of trying to get a sticky baby, and every cycle we tried and were unsuccessful, my body had symptoms of pregnancy pretty much right from ovulation (which are caused by the hormones in your system – progesterone – and sometimes by wishful thinking). It may be that since this is the first time in 10 years that you stand a chance of being pregnant, that you’re paying more than your usual amount of attention to whatever symptoms your body is having, just in case. It’s also been so long since your last cycle off birth control that you may have forgotten what are normal things to experience for you after ovulation.
I’d recommend taking some notes each day of your cycles on how you’re feeling and what your body is doing (you could open an account on fertility friend and use it only to record symptoms and track your cycles, if you don’t want to chart temps), then you’ll have something to compare to in your next cycle, and you can start figuring out what each symptom means for you. For example, after many cycles and many symptoms listed, I realized that I sometimes get period-like cramps a day or two before I ovulate, and that I ALWAYS get sore boobs 1-3 days after ovulation – confirming ovulation.
Good luck – I hope whatever the outcome that you’re happy with it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@O.My.Heart:  Way too early to tell but I used pull and pray method succesfully for years with no accidents.  I know others who did it once and turned up pregnant.  Definitely keep an eye on your cycle and test in a week and a half to two weeks.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Its definitely possible! 🙂 Congrats if it is! 

Every woman is different, and you wont be 100% sure until you take that test, so I would try not to focus on it too much before it drives you mad. 

 

I know me personally… I stopped taking birth control 5 months ago, and my periods still aren’t regular! (They never were before though) So I think it would be hard for me to tell that soon. But like I said, each woman is different!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

From personal experience I can say it is possible to conceive the first month of bc. that being said, I would def wait a good two weeks to test (i know easier said than done) since its probably too early to tell.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@O.My.Heart:  I was the same way. My baby is definitely a surprise! I didnt even know I was late because my flow/ovulation was screwed up from getting off BC but something told me to test. I took it and immediately it showed a positive result ( I am not sure why they say to wait a couple of minutes? that thing sprung a line as soon as the urine hit it!) I just sat in the bathroom in shock. Like is this real?! For me it was and we are thrilled.

Hang in there… sometimes we try to plan things for ourselves but God has something different in mind. It will all work out and if you are pregnant, you will be happy the baby is here next year when you would have started trying!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

You can set your mind at ease about bending over for the phone, if it turns out that you are pregnant: the amniotic sac protects the fetus from being squeezed and squished by something like your waistband, because fluid can’t be compressed. The only thing you could possibly hurt by something like that would be your own organs, not a baby. It’s generally really well-protected in there.

Good luck!

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