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September 23rd, 2012
I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with PCOS. I have no advice or answers to share. I'm here merely to tell people they are not alone and when I do find anything out I will share whatever the news is.
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replied October 20th, 2012
I've recently discovered how common "Cryptic Pregnancy"s are. 1 in 450 women do not know they are pregnant until they are 20 weeks and 1 in 2,500 women don't know they are pregnant until they are going into labor. Pretty interesting...there are a couple researched sources out there. Google it. Smile We will see if I'm one of them. If I am pregnant my time is close.
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replied October 22nd, 2012
You're not alone!
Hi All.
Im 26yo and going throught the exact same thing! I have experienced one misscarraige (two yrs back) and so know what it is like to FEEL pregnant. The first time around everything showed normally in my bloods and HPT..
My last period was on 22 June. It is now 23 October and nothing. The only trace of blood I have had is a small amount of spotting for about an hour about 2 weeks back. I have had 4 blood tests, 4 HPT and 2 ultra sounds. All of which came back negative! Thing is, I cant smell food without either throwing up or wanting to devour it, tired, irratable, feeling 'flutters' in my belly, back ache, head aches and just FEELING pregnant.. Up until last week my breats were fine, but now they are too tender to touch. On top of that ALL of my clothes seem to be shrinking on me.. Could I be pregnant?
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replied October 23rd, 2012
Hello, I'm Emmy. I wish I had an answer for you. I've been going through this for so long and understand your frustrations. I'm down to the point IF I am pregnant I could go into labor any time...I'm also talk with my doctor about having blood test done to find out why my body is doing what it's doing...if it's not a baby. I will keep you posted. Smile Also google "cryptic pregnancy". This is way more common than people would think.
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replied October 26th, 2012
Hi Emmy

Thanks for getting back to me Smile I am googling 'cryptic pregnancy' as I type! I went back to see my doctor earlier this week and have now been referred to a Gyno. My appointment is mid next month so I guess I'll be playing the waiting game until then. I am so frustrated right now.. How are you coping? If you are pregnant, how far along do you think you are? Ready to pop sounds like you're pretty much there. So are you showing?
Thank you so much for your support. It means alot Smile
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replied October 23rd, 2014
Hi Emmy,

Did u have your baby?
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replied October 28th, 2012
I am showing, but look like 6 months pregnant. If I am pregnant I would be a few days over 40 weeks. I've been having weird cramping that might be contractions. I don't know I've never been pregnant. I have liquid shoot out of my nipples if I squeeze them. I have more hair growing everywhere!! I could email you some pictures if you like of what I'm looking like.
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replied October 28th, 2012
I am in the same shoes, I haven't seen my period since August and I get weakly positive blood tests and all 8 negative home tests. Am so confused and want to go and see a gyno 2day for check up. @ Emmily how big are u showing now? Will u soon pop? All these are so confusing. I have never been pregnant before and I'm mont growing at all. But sometimes I feel movement in my tommy. Do u all feel movement too? Thanks.
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replied November 20th, 2012
Girls, i know what your going through!

Im 37 mother of 4 all healthy pregnancys. Id be 13 weeks if i were pregnant. I was NOT looking to be pregnant as my tubes were tied 6 years ago after my last baby! My last normal af was august 2012
Odd light af one week late in september, lighter in october. Thats never happened. Negative abdominal ultrasound late october, after my "af" showed no baby. I would have been around 10weeks then. BUT i had not drunk much water & i now know in the first 12weeks a internal ultrasound would be better. (didnt have ultrasound till 16weeks with my others)The dr sor nuthing but a cyst on my ovary the kind that supports an early pregnancy. The plot thickens! glance He said maybe i was pregnant but i miscarried. I thought maybe he was right as i did get a light af in october two weeks before the scan but dont you get pain & pass tissue with a ms!? i had none of that. not one cramp. After that my symptoms increased, very sore breasts, sickness, tummy growing . Im very small & its only my breasts & tummy that are getting big. Just like with my other pregnancies! Iv been pregnant 4 times i DO know what to look out for. Dr said do another pregnancy test if its positive it might be ectopic &i should go to a&e. drs are SOO stupid. Hello?! Wouldt i be in pain with an ectopic pregnancy!? Al my hpt before 10weeks were- apart from a very faint line that fadded on a few Internet cheapies After the ultrasound i got 4 positive pregnancy tests! I knew i was pregnant as that very week i started to feel movement. Now i do know what that feels like & the more kids you have had the earlyer you feel it right? Like i said ive had 4kids, never had a misscarrige. So i thought ok, il pay for another scan after 12weeks. But my light af came again, same time as it was due but lighter than the month before, just 3 days of red spotting give or take. No pad needed. Its always been 4 days, first two days very heavy. Iv had no pain or cramps with my last 3afs but i was so sure i as pregnant after my positve tests, i didnt think id see af again. I was so upset when she showed up! So silly me went to a&e as if a stupid dr can help. This is how dim they are. They took a urine test. Id been peeing all day as im pregnant at lest i think i am, & i told them i couldt get an more out. They insisted & it looked like two drops of water, wasnt even yellow. Was almost completly dilute(i drink tones of water) they said test is negative. not pregnant. I said iv been pregnant 4 times, i know my body, i might be miscarring, give me an ultrasound. On a gyno ward they scaned my Abdominal again. They made a big point of saying "if there is a baby in there wer defiantly see it by 12weeks" of course she runs it over my tummy for 30seconds & says no baby & goes on to give her sales pitch about "miscarrages are very common" my BLADDER WAS COMPLETLY EMPTY . Thought it needed to be full? But they obviously didnt mention this. & its no use arguing with them as you all know! did i say that iv had csections & as a result my utrus is savely tipped!? It is, i told them, they ignored this.
I really wish i wasn't going through this ladies. We havnt been ttc. My dr told me after my tubes wer tied at my section 6yrs bk they could very well come untied with time as i had so much internal swelling. All my other pregnancys tested strong positve with in days of a missed af so this is not normal for me but i know my body. How can a dr know my body when im in it? Specially if that dr is a man or women whos never been pregnant! Since my very light af stopped i still feel movemet, still feel sick, swollen heavy breast, all the other symptoms i had with my other kids! Im sorry if i sound angry. I just think drs are stupid. Im not going to anymore. Il wait to hear my babys heart rate on a doppler after 4 months. Then i might go back i might wait to deliver/have a section. Lastly, how can drs who dont belive in people getting healed of disease for example by faith believe that if you want to be pregnant enough YOU CAN MAKE YOUR BODY LOOK & ACT PREGNANT &SOME HOW PRODUCE FETAL MOVMENT?! (im talking about the famous phantom pregnancy mess )If a dr or anyone else could give me a logical alternative explanation for what else is making my body seem pregnant if im not id love to hear it.. I trained two years as a dr before i got married & became a mother. Iv seen from the inside that they only believe in what they can see & test. Nuthing else matters. Well how did women know they were pregnant 100years ago!? They waited. Just like i will. how very stupid & blind drs can be. trust your instincts mummys to be & don't go to them until you deliver as the stress is no good for you or your babies.
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replied October 23rd, 2014
hi,

did u have your baby?
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replied November 28th, 2012
Can an ultrasound be wrong?
I too am now having the same problem im 19 and have had every pregnancy symptom possible back in august i was late by 7 days and took 5 hpts that came back positive but recently ive had 2 test at the doctors a blood test and an ultrasound Which i could swear was positive by the heartbeat i heard that couldnt have been mine but they all keep coming back negative making me feel like im crazy but i know i feel movement and the constant peeing and naseau and all other signs are screaming at me i know my body and i feel pregnant anyone one else that has this problem and turned out pregnant id like to know
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replied November 29th, 2012
Hi undecided129 im sorry your going through this but hopfully my story will help. I posted just above you & finally got my BIG FAT POSITIVE this week! Im indeed pregnany &with twins!
To recap, im 14weeks pregnant & knew almost from the start. Have had monthy light spotting but its nuthing like af. Have had all the symptoms, feeling movement in my tummy from around 11weeks was the conformation for me. I had had around 5 VERY faint positives around 10weeks but negative blood & urine tests at the drs. Ih had TWO scans! So all you people who say a baby cant be missed on a scan it CAN & with me they missed TWO. I had a negative scan at 10 weeks but i later found out scans b4 10weeks should be internal.i only had the trans abdominal i knew i was preg but when i started light spotting few weeks bk right when af should have come i panicked & went to the a&e. urine neg i d been peeing all day so when they did the abdominal my bladder was empty! I was 12weeks but since my test was neg the dr said id miscarried before she scaned me! Idiot. She run it over my tummy for 30sec & said no baby. I KNEW she was wrong as iv had 4csections & a tummy tuck so my utrus is VERY very tilted & probably well out of place to be honest. I also suffered loads of thick scar tissue around my uterus from my c sections which would make babies harder to see. I told her this but of course she ignored me.
All this has been so stressfull &my husband didnt know what to think.
So i brought an expensive fetal monitor. & as soon as i put the gell on & put the wand on my tummy i heard my babies heartbeat! It read between 125 to 135!! I moved it & i picked up mine, 73 to80.moved it back to the the lower left of my tummy where i feel most of the movememt & 135 again! THEN i moved it to the right of my tummy a bit nearer to my belly button where i feel movement to, BAMB another heartbeat, between 127 &140! . The heartbeats were too far away to be the same baby plus it had a different heart rate.
So there you have it girls, im pregnant with twins, as i suspected all along. This is why i couldn't get a positive after 10weeks even with blood ( the blood tests are just like the urine tests btw)as if your hcg is too high as it often is with twins you short circuit the test & it wont work! Google it. Its called the hook effect. Theres been a few studys on it but OF COURSE drs wont tell you this! It also explains the spotting iv had around time of af as spotting is more common in twin pregnancies. Iv had 3healthy babies & i never had spotting & always had early bfp with them & bloods. The problems with my tipped uterus & scaring explains the scans along with an empty bladder.
Am i going to a dr or will i get another scan? Maybe. But not till im further along so the stupid tech has no excuse & trust me, il be bringing my fetal moniter to show them my proof if they make any excuses about negative tests!

In all seriousness if you really think your pregnant , tests are negative & drs & family are thinking of putting you in a padded room because you believe you are, wait until ur 14weeks or so & buy or rent a decant fetal moniter. Mines sonaline b fetal moniter from amazon at around 50pounds. Its worth every penny to put your mind at rest start celebrating your baby & to shut the mouths of the dim doctors & their stupid tests.

Ps if the pregnancy tests are 97to99% trustworthy as it indicate on the box WHO ARE THE 1%,?! We are!
Most Doctors are soooo stupid!

Lots of love

Sally
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replied November 29th, 2012
Thanks sally (mummy5) congradulations on your twins wish you well...your story is so encouraging for Me to keep hope ill try again for another ultrasound with another doctor
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replied November 30th, 2012
Hi Ladies,

I haven not had a baby so I was not pregnant...or if I am I am further along than I thought. I'm waiting to get lab results back to see what is causing my symptoms.

Please keep sharing.
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replied January 17th, 2013
I feel pregnant and 3 GYN's have said no
I feel as if I'm going crazy. If I am pregnant I should be around 5 1/2 months. I had sex 6-27-12 and 7-28-12. I have taken at least 30 pregnancy tests over this period of time all are negative. I am having my normal monthly period. (I do clot so kind of heavy) For some reason I think I feel movement in my stomach. I have not gained any weight but I do urinate frequently. No other symptoms. Also let me add I had my yearly pap in August during examination the doctor did mention that the uterus was slightly enlarged. I had to have a cystoscopy and biopsy done. I'm just confused, How can I have a normally and all negative pregnancy test and be pregnant. (I have two children both came back positive on pregnancy test and period stopped)

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Ive seen two ob/gyn. lab results levels under 2. one doctor did a pelvic us and said nothing is there. another doctor felt my stomach for my uterus. she then told me she did not feel my uterus. i just don't know what to do next. my body feel pregnant. i feel flutters in my stomach my butt lower pelvic area and under my ribs. what in the hell is going on with me if im not pregnant. i went back to the gyn Dec 20 and i think the doctors are thinking im crazy. this gyn told me you are not pregnant so we need to leave that issue along. let me also add i don't want to be pregnant. any advise would be appreciated

update
I had another ultra sound done 1-3-12. Gyn did not see anything. I went to another GYN because he is going to do my tubal this month and they did Lab. The results came back still not pregnant. I guess I will see next week when they do the tubal. I will keep you guys updated. I have not gained any weight. I've use a stethoscope nightly to listen for an extra heartbeat. NO luck!!! My stomach is not big nor hard. I do not feel any lumps in there. The flutters have been mainly at the bottom lately. If I am pregnant I should now be almost 7 months. (Really, how can they miss a baby at this stage)?
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replied January 22nd, 2013
Hello everyone, I too am going through the same thing. I havn't had a period since 12/10/2012 so would be 14 weeks along? I have just started having pregnancy symptoms in the last 3 to 4 weeks, nausea, sore breasts, swelling stomach, edema, odd sense of taste, feeling of movement (flutter feelings) etc. I have done 3 pregnancy tests and 1 came back with a faint positive line, I had a trans-vaginal ultrasound today which the lady said there was no sign of a baby but a small cyst on one of my ovaries, she said that it would not cause pregnancy symptoms. She also said it maybe too early to see a sac but usually at around 5 weeks you can see something. I'm thinking maybe I didn't ovulate until well after my period? I did have a show of blood sometime in November (I can't exactly remember the date), it was only a very small amount of bright red blood. My doctor has just ordered me to do a blood test tomorrow. I already have a 16 year old daughter and I'm 36, when I did the pregnancy test with my daughter the line came back very faint but indeed I was pregnant. I also had a ectopic pregnancy when my daughter was 3, I had several negative pregnancy tests and was bleeding very heavy every 2 weeks, I ended up being 3 months in my tube so they had to remove it, they checked my other tube whilst I was under anesthetic and they said that the tube was healthy. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 7 years, 2 rounds of IVF but nothing (he has 2 other children). It's a shame that there isn't really any people in this forum come back and said that they were indeed pregnant and went on to have a healthy baby with similar issues. If there is anyone in the forum that has had the same issues, I would be much appreciative if they could let me (us) know if they eventually had a healthy baby?
Thanks Smile
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replied February 9th, 2013
Hi, I'm a mother of 2, 21 & 23 years of age. For my 21 year old son I had 3 blood & urine test done and came out negative until I had a sonogram done and gave positive. After my son was born I had my tubes tide to not conceive and after 21 years I'm now experiencing some changes in my body. On my last period I spotted very lightly and it only lasted for 2 days. I started getting nauseas and feeling as if I had swallowed a fish alive in my stomach. lol! Let me just point out that I was not intending to come out pregnant. But if I am... then it’s a gift from god! I went to the Dr. because it’s already getting to me… these movements that I’m feeling...I keep thinking to myself that these are just gases but then again who are we kidding? We know the difference between a gas and a fishy movement and it’s not the same. I’ve had my blood test done its negative, transvaginal...negative, sonogram and they see a cloud and can’t see very well. The last was a CT PELVIC ABDOMEN W/OUT CONTRAST. So the radiologist just did a without contrast because he saw what it was. Soooo... if it comes out negative the last will be an ultrasound. So I’ll keep u posted. God Bless!
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replied April 9th, 2013
Deborah42,
Have you found anything out yet. I am going through the samething. I have not went to an ob/gyn yet but if I do not get a close to regular period soon I am going to have a blood test done. Sometimes I believe I may be pregnant and at others (especially when I do not feel movement) I begin to doubt. If you are still on this forum please let me know what happened.
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replied March 7th, 2013
In October 2012 I went to see the doc I've been having irregular periods because of PCOS from my teenage years. My weight have never been past 155. When I went to the doc in October I weight 154, I was given the depo shot 4 days later I had unprotected sex with my bf. In November I saw my period for 2 weeks. But wasn't flowing strong. I started feeling nauseous, heartburns, tired, started feeling tingly feelings in my breast. Took 2-3 hpt all came Back negative. December to early January I started having heavy breast and my stomach started getting bigger. Liquid was coming from my breast. I went to back to the doc in January they took urine test and blood test which both came back negative. At that time I weighed 167lbs. I was scheduled for a sonogram so they could monitor my cyst. I went back in February for the results and was still told that I was not pregnant. But I still had the cyst. My weight was now 171. Now we're in March my stomach is still growing and feeling weird. My breast hurts sometimes and now I'm seeing stretch marks. In mid February I started feeling movements. I'm so confused right now. I have never felt this way before. Can I be pregnant?
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replied March 20th, 2013
can i be having tubal pregnancy?
Hi ive had my tubes tied about 5 months ago n for the past few days ive been experiencing what feels like contraction started in my lower stomach n moves into my lower back its a dull feeling pain...what could this mean? I havent had my period this month and yes its late but i refuse to believe i could be pregnant because my tu es are tied...now i know this isnt 100% because i do know have ppl who habe there tubes tied n ended up pregnant....plz anybody help me put my mind at ease n give me an inside on what could be happening...thanks
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replied March 30th, 2013
Hello all,



Thank you for reading this post. I would appreciate it if you could share your opinion. I had sex with a friend in mid-December. We used a condom, but I was not on any birth control pills. My period was came on the 35th day for the next cycle and bled brown for the first day. Before this period even came, I suspected that I could have been pregnant because my period was so late. I took multiple urine tests and a blood test - all came negative. February came, period also came on the 35th day and only lasted 2 days and 3rd day was spotting. For March, my period came on the 35th day again (last week), though I again bled brown for the first two days. I began having pain in my right pelvic and went to Urgent Care for it. My blood and urine tests came back fine again. I was even referred to an internal/external pelvic ultrasound the following Monday and that came clean. I saw an OB/GYN afterwards who did a quick pelvic exam on me, and said everything is fine.

It is four months after I've had sex with my friend, but I still have a feeling that I may be pregnant! I am obsessed with this thought and it is driving me crazy, since I have read stories of women having undetected pregnancies even under an ultrasound. At the same time, the last 3-4 months have also been very stressful for me as I've moved to a new place, picked up a new job, and obsess over the thought that I could be pregnant. This week- I'm experiencing awful lower back pain, pain near my shoulder blades, unusual pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic, pain in my breastbone, tingly nipples, jaw pain, and even tingles throughout my body. If I were really pregnant, this would be my 18th week. I even took two urine tests yesterday and both came out negative.

Could my stress and this paranoia be causing these symptoms? Or is there still a chance I am pregnant? Please share. Thank you.
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replied April 8th, 2013
Dear Calkaino,
It could be either one. Stress can do weird thing to our bodies. I would wait it out until your next monthly is due and see what happens. If it is still the same, make an appointment with your GYN and explain what has been going on, what you believe may be happening and go from there. Hopefully you will have a doctor that will work with you and not blow you off. Good Luck
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replied April 15th, 2013
Hello, just wanted to come back up with an update and seek additional opinions.


March: period came on the 36th day. Bled brown on first two days, red on following two days, then post-menstrual spotting on fifth. A week before this period, I experienced premenstrual spotting. 3-4 days before this period came, I had a lot of unusual symptoms. I felt discomfort in my right pelvis, lower back ache, and abdominal discomfort. I got an internal/external pelvic ultrasound 3 days before my period and everything came out fine, including my urine/blood tests. A few days AFTER this period ended, I had unusual tingly nipples, jaw pain, pain in sternum/breastbone, weird tingles throughout my body, pain in lower back and near shoulder blades.


April - for the last month, the symptoms that have perpetuated include lower back pain and abdominal discomfort. I got a CT scan (contrast/IV), urine test, and blood test - everything came out fine again! (Now if I were really pregnant, I would have been 18 weeks at the time of the CT scan) I followed up with my doctor and she is attributing all of this to my stress. I don't know if this makes a differences, but in both pelvic ultrasound and CT scan, they suspected ovarian cysts or appendicitis- not pregnancy.

I am 10 days before my next expected period and I notice that my stomach is a little bigger. It looks more bloated than pregnant. I was standing in front of a mirror today and notice that my linea nigra is a little more pronounced. Today, I also discovered clear jelly-like vaginal discharge when I wiped. I also have some hip discomfort, more of like an aching feeling- and my lower abdomen feels heavy. Lastly, I experiencing some MAJOR muscle spasms all throughout my body. For a few weeks, I have been watching what I eat and exercising more - but my symptoms continue.

What could all this be? Pregnancy tests, pelvic ultrasound, and CT scan show no abnormalities!
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replied April 16th, 2013
hi everyone have been going few the same thing pulling my hair out! i have had 2 faint positives test and 2 neg test i had a bit of bleed for 3 days if that! but i was only bleeding when i was standing for a long time, i went and seen my doctor she had a feel of my stomach (she said she might not be able to feel baby as i was only 8 weeks) i went for a internal scan today with bloods test done she said she could not see anything but i thought i seen a gray scack i didnt say anything as i thought she is the dr she knows what she is looking for, i had blood done the nurse said i had a miscarriage like the dr said...she said i might just be thinking i am (made me feel like i am crazy) i know i aint crazy at all i know my body and i know there is something in there no matter what they say,i still have all the signs i am pregnant but the dr said it must of been a early miscarriage i have had no cramps no pain when i had a few days of bleeding...the last few days i have been feeling the baby up high i have felt something move over the last few days, my mum has also felt something move i know its not gas! i know what gas feels like! i just think the dr wanted to get me over and done with and out of the way as SHE was running late to the appointment! she could not find my right tube either, so i know i have a kidney missing on my right side so i am guessing my tube could be further back maybe? as when i had my scan on my kidney about 2 years ago the dr didnt say i didnt have a right tube missing, so i am guessing its there just maybe the dr have missed it and missed the baby as well. please help! the dr is making me feel like i am off my mind! i know i aint! i know there is somthing going on i thought i might be about 9 weeks 1 day but i could be 2/3 weeks back!!
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replied April 17th, 2013
help please . negative results .
Im going nuts . The first day of my last period was 27.10.12 . N i have not had my period eversince . Im getting worried cause as months passed , i feel so bloated . I noticed that my lower belly is a bit upwards . Lower back pains, easily tired . Body cramps . Went for a urine test from the doc but came out negative . Even when im lying down on my bed or standing up or even sitting down , my lower back hurts . Just wondering, am i pregnant eventhough i have a negative result ? Any suggestions would be nice Smile thanks (>^^<)
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replied April 17th, 2013
Im going nuts . The first day of my last period was 27.10.12 . N i have not had my period eversince . Im getting worried cause as months passed , i feel so bloated . I noticed that my lower belly is a bit upwards . Lower back pains, easily tired . Body cramps . Went for a urine test from the doc but came out negative . Even when im lying down on my bed or standing up or even sitting down , my lower back hurts . Just wondering, am i pregnant eventhough i have a negative result ? Any suggestions would be nice Smile thanks (>^^<)
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replied April 18th, 2013
Did anyone ....
Anyone had the baby?
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replied April 27th, 2013
the end result...baby or not
Bless everyone
I have been up half the night reading all these posts.. some arebfrom really desperate women who want a baby so badly...and I can relate. And the others, a small few, have had miracles. Wherever you are in the spectrum, take care of yourself. Know for certain that a pfegnancy will not last two years. Know that blood and urije tests can be wrong or inaccurate. But also dont belkeve in falsehoods or get so deep in the fantasy of a missed pregnancy, cyptic oe whatever else that you lose sight of reality.
If you are pregnant a baby will emerge and prayerfully it will be healthy,
Again, blessings and good health to all.
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