(Closed) Can somebody explain this to me (probably chemical pregnancy)?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

In my completely uneducated, not TTC opinion I would say that if she had a positive test before she got her period she experienced a chemical pregnancy.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ve never had experience with it, but I agree that if she got a positive test, it was probably a chemical pregnancy which from my understanding is a very early miscarriage. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MrsSl82be:  Yep – you don’t seem to know anything about TTC.  And that is 100% okay – you are CBC and that is the choice you have made.  Perhaps you should tell your friend that while you want to be supportive of *her*, you can’t be her shoulder for TTC issues because you just don’t understand what she is going through (which is a nicer way of saying you just don’t care about TTC stuff, which – I repeat – is totally fine).

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m no expert but it seems like she just got her period. Can one even be “pregnant” that early on? I’m trying to channel 7th grade health class and I seem to recall watching a video on this. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes, you might be wrong. 

I’m a bit confused by this sentence: “found out from a couple other people she talked to, no one saw the line but her”

Does this mean she had a group of people around her when she peed on a stick? That seems odd to me. Do you think she imagined the line? A very faint positive is still a positive. And a period after a faint line is most likely not “just a period”, but a miscarriage.

I’m sorry to say this, but I think you reacted insensitive.

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@CaitMarae –  By the time you miss your period, you’re already 4 weeks pregnant. (Which is actually 2 weeks of the baby forming; you can never be 1-2 weeks pregnant, when sperm meets egg you are 3 weeks pregnant.)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I thought you weren’t even supposed to test until after your missed period? I think it’s setting yourself up to test that early. The rate of early embryonic loss is just so high at that point.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsSl82be – It sounds like she probably had a very early miscarriage or a chemical pregnancy.

If the test said “yes”, then yes she was pregnant. Modern day pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy up to 5 days before a missed period. But if she hadn’t tested early, she wouldn’t have known.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Home pregnancy tests are more sensitive then they use to be. They can pick up low levels of pregnancy hormones days before a period is even due. If the line was faint, it was more then likely because it was so early. It is very likely that she had a chemical pregnancy, which is just a very early miscarriage. I would suggest as a PP said that maybe explain that you aren’t up on all the TTC stuff since that isn’t your path.

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am probably a jerk for saying this but it sounds like she just got her period and I think she’s attention-seeking.  

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