Post # 1
My husband and I decided to start TTC about a month and a half ago. I’m 33 and he’s 36. Today I’m wondering if I should take a pregnancy test for kind of a stupid reason.
I went off BC pills in mid-June. I’m half-heartedly tracking – got a period tracker app and check CM but don’t temp or chart. Assuming my last period was really a period (sure felt like it!) and not a withdrawal bleed, and assuming that I could already have regular cycles (who knows, too early to tell) I was due for my next period two days ago and so far it hasn’t come. Assuming I ovulated when the tracker says I did (and that’s a big IF), we had sex at least a few days during my fertile window. I feel kind of PMS-y but my mood and symptoms have been a little wonky since going off the pill. I kind of thought about taking a pregnancy test just to make sure but talked myself out of it because I feel like it’s way more likely that my cycles are just irregular.
But then today, kind of out of nowhere, one of my clients (who doesn’t know anything about my personal life, certainly doesn’t know I’m TTC) asked me if I was pregnant. It was so random. I jokingly said “are you telling me I look fat” and she laughed and said no, that I just had that glow.
I know it’s kind of stupid…but should I take a pregnancy test? I don’t *feel* pregnant, but I’ve never been pregnant and had been on the pill for so long that I have no idea what pregnant vs PMS vs normal is supposed to feel like, other than what the books and internet tell me.
Part of me is like “you had unprotected sex, your period is late, and someone told you you look pregnant. Take the test, dummy!” and another part of me is like “there is no way. Your body is all out of whack and you probably haven’t even ovulated since stopping the pill. Stop convincing yourself of silly things.” No idea which one of those thoughts is more logical, though I think it’s the latter.
Post # 2
Only one way to know. Take a test
Post # 3
That’s a lot of thought over peeing on a stick! Just buy a dollar tree cheapie.
Post # 4
No one could possibly tell that for sure, ever. Test anyway. We all know you’re going to. 😉
Post # 5
Completely independent of what some random person had to say, I would suggest testing since you believe your period to be late. Good luck!
Post # 6
yeah…I should know that any reasonable person will tell me to just take a test. Certainly can’t hurt. Just seems silly given that it’s more likely I’m reading too much into things. But really, what’s sillier – taking a test and being done with it, or fretting about it at my desk and asking the internet? 😉
Post # 8
yeah… the internet is the sillier one, sorry lovey. 😉 😛
let us know how that stick goes!
Post # 9
Tested and it was negative. Glad to get it outta my head. My husband was even asking if I thought I could be pregnant and people suggesting it messed with my head. Now we can relax for a while.
Post # 10
I’m sorry you didn’t get the result you wanted, but remember your cycle may still be a little wonky from BCP, so you don’t know for sure that you’re not pregnant. POAS tests are not terribly accurate and are hard to time if you don’t know exactly when your missed period is. So there’s still hope 🙂
Also what is the deal with strangers saying someone looks pregnant? I had two friends commiserating about that at dinner the other day, they both carry a little weight in the middle though so that’s why people have asked. Personally I don’t ask someone about their pregnancy unless I meet them in the OBs office reading a baby book while patting their 38-week-pregnant belly.
Post # 11
Someone told me recently that I had “the glow.” Nope, that would be my bronzer lol
Post # 12
A coworker of mine asked my sister (we work together) if I was pregnant the same week I got my BFP. It was January and I always wear leggings and oversized sweaters in the winter (plus I was only 5 weeks), so it wasn’t a weight thing. She somehow just “knew”!
Sorry you didn’t get your BFP this time around, but it can’t hurt to test again in a few days of it’s still weighing on your mind 🙂