Post # 1
I’m driving myself crazy.. I keep freaking out thinking I’m pregnant.
It all started with this nightmare of walking down the aisle with a huge belly.
I’m so stressed out with my last semester of college courses, taking 3 in 6 weeks, preparing for my internship, wedding planning, and just moving in with my FI.
I feel so overwhelmed and keep using yoga and positive affirmations to help lower my blood pressure… not to mention wine!
We’ve been safe and using my birth control but I did forget 2 days.
So this morning I woke up and found a darkened line on my pubic bone?! I’ve never seen this before. Is that normal if you aren’t pregnant? I keep googling and everything that keeps coming up is pregnant stuff. :/
Post # 3
I’ve been having the same exact fear!
Ever since we’ve gotten engaged, I think I’m late EVERY month, even if I’m not, I convince myself I am. Now that my wedding is 10 months away the fear is getting even worse.
I’m sure you’re fine though, I’m not sure about the darkened line, but you may be like me and looking for things that aren’t really there.
Post # 4
@mrs-j-to-be: I know!! I feel so nuts.. my girlfriends are all like shutup!!! But one of them recently got pregnant on the pill! Which she JUST told me a few weeks ago! AHHHHHH!
Post # 5
Stop freaking about it,the more u freak about it, and look into everything, u can make ur body think you aare. start using condoms along with the pill to help with the stress of poss getting preg.
Post # 6
Here is a few tips. 1: Don’t get super stressed or you can skip. I have done this before and scared the crap out of me. 2: if you do skip take a test or 2. 3: talk to Fi now and let him know about your fear; if he truly loves you then he will have no problem helping you with this even if it means taking a break from sex. 4: if you are pregnant don’t let it ruin your wedding day- In the end its all the same- you walk away with your husband.
Post # 7
Why don’t you take a pregnancy test?
Post # 8
I have the same feelings! FH and I want kids and talk about them all the time and my biological clock definitely is ticking and telling me to have kids soon because every single month I think I’m pregnant despite the fact that use safe practices and we’re careful. We know that we need to wait a few years. I recommend just buying pregancy tests in bulk from the dollar store and taking one every once in a while if it will help ease your mind. Keeping your stress levels low and keeping up with your hobbies sounds like a great idea.
Post # 9
I started having these feelings too! Just recently someone I don’t see often congratulated me on being engaged & asked when the wedding was. When I told her 3 months, her eyes immediately went to my stomach! Then I was struck with the idea that people could think I’m pregnant since we’re having a “shorter” engagement. Even though our engagement will be about 8 months.. a lot of people don’t know I got engaged so they think it’s more sudden. I think once you get the thought in your head it’s hard to get rid of it!
Post # 10
I come from a family who is either married or with child before the age of 22 with no college experience. I am turning 28 on Thursday with a college degree, no kids, and one fabulous huband to be. BUT my nightmares of getting pregnant before the wedding came with a vengence.
I am diabetic and my doctor generally doesn’t like me on BC because it messes with my blood sugar levels. But in this instance my fear of not being able to fit into my bridal gown because of a BIG FAT PREGNANT BELLY was so intense that I won.
Funny to say though. That through the process my FI and I have become so close that even though I only see him on the weekends (he works out of town during the week) I started recently to get baby fever. Something I never thought I would catch in a long time.
In the end, no matter what happens, no matter how crazy intense your insecurity/hormones/bridal stress gets, just know that everything will be okay and that you are incredibly loved!
Post # 11
Can I just say I love this thread? It makes me see I’m not crazy!! We were living together for almost 3 years before we got engaged, and as soon as we did, I turned into this girl, too! Crazy how that happens, but good to see I’m not alone. As if I didn’t need one more stressor…