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06/09/2013 at 19:40
Hi all. I've been experiencing some (apparent) signs that I'm pregnant such as spotting and more noticeable veins on my arms. But my spotting is on and off for 2 weeks now, and today the spotting is a bit heavier with a little bit of clotting but not enough to fill a pad. It's too early to take a test so wondered if anyone has had any advice to give me. Everytime I spot on, my heart sinks because baby is all I can think about, then when it's gone my mood brightens, talk about up and down emotions!!
06/09/2013 at 21:17
Whoops....it all depends on your dates. Do you know how long your monthly cycles are? Are you due your period? If you are overdue or due for period in the next couple of days, or if you don't have regular cycles, but its been a while since your last period- I would test. Use your first pee of the morning to get the highest concentration of HCG.
If that test is negative, I would test again in a week or so, unless your period comes by then xx
06/09/2013 at 21:39
Hi Windy, I feel silly saying this but I don't know what my monthly cycles are, I've told myself if this time I'm not pregnant I'm going to buy an ovulation testing kit, I'm due on or around the 20th, my last period ended 2 weeks ago, when is the absolute earliest I can test? As I wouldn't like to waste a test if it's too early. I'm new to serious planning for a baby, apologies if I appear to be young and in a rush - I'm 35.
08/09/2013 at 19:59
Well, whoopsadaisy....if you finished your period 2 weeks ago and you're not due on until the 20th, you are about mid cycle-depending on how long your period is. The 1st day of your period is cycle day 1 (cd1) and you should ovulate half way through your cycle. So, although its not likely that you are pregnant, you might have unusual dates and have ovulated at a strange time. If your cycles are usually regular, then it could just be that the spotting is a sign of ovulation.
Never heard that prominant veins in your arms is a sign of pregnancy. Have you read that somewhere?
You can test for pregnancy, reliably, from the day you expect your period (assuming you don't come on!).
I hope that helps xx
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