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18/07/2013 at 02:13
Hello everyone. I am 21 years old & my longtime boyfriend & I decided to start trying for a baby. We started at the beginning of June 2013 & I know it usually doesn't happen right away. Well, about a week & a half ago I took a Clearblue Easy Digital hpt & it came back positive. I did the pee in a cup method because I'm not too good at the stick. Well, I have since taken 5 different types of hpt & they all came back negative. I went to the doctor the day after my positive CB result & their pee test came back negative. She told me to try again in about a week or two if I didn't get my period. Well, I got my period Thursday (about 9-10 days late) & it only lasted 4 days. 2 of the 4 days were just light bleeding. My boobs have been tender & I've been really moody (I cried because I lost a computer game the other day). I'm so confused & would love some advice on what is going on with me. I've heard of chemical pregnancies & am really hoping that's not what this is. Help please!
18/07/2013 at 06:21
You can never be sure hun but perhaps it is a chemical pregnancy (i know you dont want to hear that hun sorry). Ive never had one so i might be wrong. Its bizarre your period was late and then it was different than usual though. The problem is the early side of pregnancy are very similar to a period arriving. My boobs are really senstive when AF is nearly here.
If its been light bleeding then i would test again in a few days or buy a first response which is very sensitive.
Sorry i havent been much help and my fingers are firmly crossed for you xxxxxx
18/07/2013 at 20:32
Our bodies can be hard to understand sometimes giving nigh identical symptoms for many different conditions. It could be stress related, it could be your hormone levels adjusting...if your latest bleed was not 'typical' of your period then waiting 3-4 days & re-testing may provide you a different result. Best wishes & good luck
18/07/2013 at 21:20
So, when do you ladies think it would be ok for us to try again? And thank you so much for the advice! It's so comforting to hear from other people. I've heard of people having a chemical pregnancy and then being 100% pregnant than next cycle and carrying it full term. I just don't want to get my hopes up too much until I know for sure. Not being able to create my family has always been a big fear of mine.
18/07/2013 at 21:47
Were you using any form of hormonal contracepyion prior to starting TTC? Your body can take time to adjust to the change from having pill/implant/injection present to the stop of it. Pregnancy is measured from your last known period start date so if your last period started 11th July then this would be day 1 of pregnancy.
Best advice, odd though it sounds, is to forget about 'trying' for a baby. Think about what brought you & your partner together, what you enjoy about each other & lose yourselves in that moment (nature will take care of the rest).
19/07/2013 at 02:42
I haven't used the pill since I was about 16. I hated the way it made me feel and it made my periods way irregular.
My sister told me the same thing: to stop trying to have a baby and it will happen when it's meant to. So, my bf and I decided to start doing that. I'm hoping the next time I start having all the symptoms that it'll be the real thing. I'm just so thankful to know that it is possible for me to conceive.
I know I'm still young and all and there's plenty of time to start a family, but when you and your partner are ready, you're ready, ya know?
Again, thank you so much for helping me. I can't tell you enough how much it means and helps lift my spirits
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