Post # 1
So let me start this by saying I have been with my fiance for almost 5 years and we were planning on having our first child in about 3-4 years.
On August 6th, I had a pregnancy test, which turned out negative, and had gotten nexplanon implant for birth control. At the beginning of September, I started feeling really ill, throwing up with a low grade fever for two weeks.
I went to the doctors, they gave me some pills, which didn’t help, so I went back. The doctor decided to do several tests on me, including a CT scan. This was all on a Friday.
Come Monday, I get the results of the CT, and it says that there is a high chance that I am pregnant, so the doctor wants me to get an ultrasound. I do, and it confirms the pregnancy.
This is where things get weird(er). The ultrasound says that I am now 10 weeks pregnant, which sets the date on conception to two weeks before I got the implant birth control. We also didn’t have sex around that time as we were waiting for me to get the implant.
This whole thing has me very confused. When did I actually get pregnant? How is the implant affecting the pregnancy? How will the CT affect the pregnancy?
I am thankful that my fiance is supportive in this whole process, even though it is very inconvenient for us (I am a teacher and don’t make much money, and he is still in school).
Anyone have any advice, or similar stories?
Post # 2
I can only assume if you plan to continue the pregnancy they will get the implant out asap. The CT is less than ideal but not the end of the world for a pregnancy. As to when, that does seem odd!!
Post # 3
Have you taken into account that with pregnancy dating you’re ‘2 weeks pregnant’ at the time of conception? So at 10 weeks pregnant you’d have actually conceived 8 weeks ago. If this is the case, maybe you got pregnant very very soon after you had the implant, before enough of the hormones got into your system, so you still ovulated?
Post # 4
You probably conceived 8 weeks ago. They automatically add 2 weeks.
Post # 5
I second the others in saying that 10 weeks pregnant means you conceived 8 weeks ago, as you are considered 2 weeks pregnant the moent you conceive. Does that make more sense with your timing?
Still, it is kind of strange… but also exciting, once you guys get over the shock. Good luck. 🙂
Post # 6
Did not realize that they added 2 weeks for conception, which I guess makes more sense, but it still means I got pregnant on the implant. That clears that part up for me. Thank you, ladies!
Do any of you know about the affects of the CT scan? I will be talking with my GPS later this week, but I want to come prepared with as many questions as possible.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
enmeek: According to the American College of Radiology, no single diagnostic x-ray has a radiation dose significant enough to cause adverse affects in a developing embryo or fetus.
Post # 8
enmeek: you are probably pretty safe. I was put through a lot of radiation when I was pregnant with my first. I had 2 procedures back to back days and was under general Anesthesia. They were placing a tube in my liver to my small bowel and used xray stuff the whole time to do so. I would think that you are relatively safe. My doctor told me bluntly that I likely would have miscarried if it was too much. But they won’t really have a for sure answer until your anatomy scan at 20 weeks when they look over the baby really well.
Good luck and congrats! once the shock wears off, I hope you guys enjoy this time (:
Post # 9
enmeek: well Im not sure if this helps but as an explaination of the 2 weeks…. its because “most” women ovulate around 2 weeks after their period and since every women is slightly diff they use your LMP as pregnancy date (not actual conception….) as ridiculous as it sounds the first day of your pregnancy is “technically” the first day of your last period! ie: We conceived our baby on June 2nd but my LMP started on May 15th so thats the official first day of pregnancy. Because theres no way for THEM to know exactly when you Ovulate (charting means nothing to them lol) its the only hard core info doctors can go on and thats why your always 2 weeks “more” pregnant then you think you are lol….its just an average. Your not actually pregnant during that time…. but its counted in the 40 weeks.
Post # 10
I’m a little suprised that they didn’t automatically do a pregnancy test before they did any sort of diagnostic testing- it’s such a simple test, and it seems like it’s a go to test for women……
Post # 11
They did do a pregnancy test on her before the implant. Maybe they just assumed since she had it in already that it wasn’t possible.