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Hello guys, I am 20 years old. I normally have a strict 28-day cycle and am rarely late (only once or twice before). My last period started Dec. 9 2010 and ended on the 13th. So I should have began my next cycle on Jan 6. I am now 9 days late as of today the 15th. I have been having period-like cramps in my abdominal region for quite a while now, about a week. They are not quite as strong as ones I normally have with my period, and yet are strong enough to be noticed. They are comparable to slight cramps you get a few days before your period, but it's been over a week and still no bleeding. Just slight cramping pains, nothing to be extremely worried about. They come on at random times of the day and last maybe 30 seconds each. So I have been thinking im gettin my period, and it hasn't come yet after a wk of these annoying little cramps. I have also been having a thick white discharge for the past few days thats seeming to make me feeling dry, during sex i have been noticabley less wet, frequent headaches, have had sore breasts around the nipples, frequent urination although I always have this to a slight degree, and about a week ago I began having a "full" sort of pressure-like feeling around my belly button region, but no clue what it was. I probably also should mention that beginning on Jan 4 to the 6th I was rather sick; I had extreme nausea and vomiting to the point where I couldn't even keep any liquids down for the first day as well as food for almost two days. Along with this there was slight fever and very watery diahrrea. It all came on very rapidly; I went to bed monday night feeling fine as can be and woke in the middle of the night at 3 AM with the diahrrea then again at 5 with extreme nausea. I associated all of this with a common bug, but I wanted to be certain I listed all recent symptoms in here, as to not leave anything out if it may have correspondence. My fiance and I do not use birth control methods, as we are neither trying nor not trying to have a baby; it's kind of like a "if it happens, it's meant to be" type of thing. We're not against the idea and yet we haven't specifically set out to MAKE IT HAPPEN. Being only 9 days late, if I were pregnant I feel like it will be too soon to take a test just yet so I am waiting it out for another week or so. Then if still no period, I will be sure to take a test. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if it sounds like I may be pregnant or if my late period could just be just that; a late period? I know it will be all just be based on opinion but I'm mainly just asking if the cramp-like pains for over a week could mean pregnancy...or something else. Has anyone else ever had these strange slight cramps? And if so what was the outcome of it all? Never had them before, except when they were actually period cramps, of course. Any comments or help would be greatly appreciated!
-Brittany
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replied January 17th, 2011
I have the exact same thing. My last period was the 5th of December, was due around the 2nd of Jan, and nothing to this day. The week my period was due, I had light cramps and a white discharge, relatively light, for the length of time that I usually bleed. 3 weeks ago I also had severe migraines. I get migraines on occasions, but this, excuse my French, was complete HELL. Nothing I took would make it go away so I had to wait it out for the 6 days it lasted. I have been really bloated lately too. I'm really tiny (5'4", 100 lbs) so any change in my stomach is relatively noticeable, and my bf and I can tell that something is changing in my stomach, even if it is just bloat. Some days it sticks out and my abdomen right under my belly button is hard, some days it's all gushy. I weighed myself this weekend to notice that I put on 2 lbs! My metabolism is super fast, it runs in my father's family, so it's very hard for me to gain weight, but I had before weighed myself on the 28th of Dec and then like I said, this past weekend, and voila, two pounds, even though I have a hard time eating right now because I have no appetite. Any time I feel like eating something, my mind changes drastically two minutes later.
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replied January 20th, 2011
Wow, I can't believe it.
Hi Jess,
Glad to hear I am not the only one experiencing this. I finally broke down and after being 13 days late for my period, I took a PT yesterday. The first one came out looking slightly invalid, it technically would be considered pos but the one line looked SEVERLY light, so it just seemed odd to me. So I bought another of a different brand and this one said a definite positive. As of right now, this is all I have to go off of - a pos PT. I will wait another week or two and take another PT. And if the result is once again positive, I will schedule an appt with a doctor (even though I don't currently have one of this nature - I'm scared!). As of right now the symptoms I have are just about still the same. I have a frequent urge to pee usually about every hour and a half, my breasts are normally bigger but seem fuller and a little tender, I am still getting the mysterious period-like cramps every day a few times (Im told if Im preg this could be my uterus growing larger/stretching), I have no noticeable bump yet like you were saying but then again I am not very tiny however I do feel a fullness in my abdomen that normally was not there before, I too have been having headaches - some extreme ones that could be classified as mirgraines and cant seem to make go away, I have less of an appetite but when I do get hungry I feel like I must eat because my stomach starts to get upset, a little constipation, Im having slight nausea spells but nothing Id write home about it lasts maybe 30 seconds at a time, and I am extremely tired - today alone I slept from 1AM to 11AM and I am still tired, thank god I have off of work. No odd cravings, no severe "morning sickness", no spotting. I looked up online when I couldve ovulated because its not something I keep track of and it looks as if conception wouldve taken place between 12/21 and 12/25 which makes sense because I was with my fiance one of those days. I am extremely stressed out right now because I am not ready for this...I have nothing planned as to how I am going to make this work. I am living in my parents' house as Ive been looking for my apartment to no avail for the past year or more. I have an unstable job due to being hired FT and a few months later the company started having hour cuts for half of their employees, one being me, so my income is quite low; I am lucky to still have medical coverage, but who knows if I will eventually be laid off. And my fiance has a FT job but has just as of today in fact been transferred to a new facility and does not know how his new place of employment will work out, not to mention his hourly rate is less than mine and mine is decent but nothing extravagant. We don't live together - we need to find our own place to live together and have the baby, I clearly can't expect my parents having me live here. SO - right now, nothing is certain. I am realizing now how serious of a change this is going to be for me. And as much as I would love to have a baby one day, I am unsure that now is the time...but what can you do? I feel abortion would lead me to be guilty the rest of my life and I would never quite feel the same about myself. Adoption is not an option either, I dont feel I could ever give up my child for adoption. I think if I am pregnant, I will try and figure things out as quick as I can and have the baby. But I only have less than 9 months. Anyway, sorry for babbling on - but as you can probably tell I am severely stressed out. I hope all is well with you Jess and please keep me posted!! I would love to hear how your situation turns out! I will keep everyone posted and let them know what happens, as most people in these forums write out a whole question getting us interested and wondering and then never return to give us an update- i will be sure to not be one of them! Good luck to all!
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replied January 20th, 2011
Hi,
I am 7 days late on my period. Last month my period came 3 days late and i suspected my cycle length changed.My period has never been more than 3 days late. I have a son and i remember being pregnant with him and having cramps the first few weeks after my missed period like I am having now. I took a digital test and it was defective so the results never showed. I would like to know if its worth it to go buy a test because I may be pregnant, or could my period be changing up after childbirth?
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replied January 21st, 2011
Tinke,it depends on how old your son is. I would say if he's over a year, and you haven't breastfed in a while, that your cycle should be back to normal. Test, just to be sure, you never really know. We can't control how our bodies work. They have a mind of their own and like to play tricks on us sometimes.

Ritt, I'm glad you replied! I took another test yesterday morning, and it was negative, again. I am now a whopping 18 days late!!!!! I have been told and read a few places online that if you are under the average body weight, you tend to produce hcG slower. I am about 15-20 lbs under what I should be, so maybe that is it. I am HOPING that is it. Still no sign of my period, nausea is less often than it was, but still there, headaches come and go, now whenever I walk anywhere for even just 5 minutes, I feel like I can barely breathe because my lower back hurts so much. Happened last night, and it was killing me... The other night, I found that I was unable to sleep on my right side, it was like something was squishing my insides when I laid on that side, but the left was fine. And I was talking to my boyfriend about it yesterday, and I remember the headaches, diziness and slight nausea started around the 27th of December, 5 days before my period was due... so I doubt this is in my head. I'm so scared of a chemical pregnancy that now I tell myself that I a mnot pregnant, that every test I take will turn out negative.. (A few months ago I was 4 days late because of stress, and litterally two hours after I got a negative test, my period started) I really don't understand.. My friend at work showed negative for both pregnancies.. even after they saw the baby on the US, she went home and for fun, took a pregnancy test, and it still showed negative. All throughout both of her pregnancies! Well those negatives run around and yell all day now...

As for you Ritt, don't worry. If you are indeed pregnant, stressing is the one thing you cannot do right now, as it can be harmful to the baby. There will always be help no matter where you turn... My neighbour has a 4 month old boy and when she was pregnant, her father kicked her out of their house, she started working fulltime at a bar and dropped out of school, her boyfriend who was 23 still lived with him mother on welfare and didn't even offer her a place to live, so she lived on her own and worked her ass off everyday... Now she is perfectly happy as a single mother and I tell you, that baby could not have a better life. She gets by just fine... Baby Bonus help too, of course, as do baby showers!!! A lot of the baby's furniture was money donated from the baby shower. So I'm sure you will be just fine. Post back with news, I get emails when someone replies, so I'll always be back!!
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replied January 21st, 2011
when i was pregnant with my 1st child I still had my period (and had one with my 2nd child also) you begin to have cramps which is your uterus stretching, also the white discharge happens in early pregnancy, headaches or migraines were very common in my situation. I took 3 test and all of them came back negative but something told me i was preggo despite the negative test i went to my ob and had a blood test and sure enough I was 7 weeks preggo! also i had diarrhea too in the early stages. I also am very small framed woman I have never weighed over 100lbs. in my life and i was 28yrs. old when I had m y 1st baby when they weighed me i was 102 right then i knew I was preggo!! at 31 i had my 2nd child i didn't even need to take a test i weighed myself and again was over 100lbs. so I knew it and I was right! if u think u are but the test are negative have your doctor to test your blood, I was still getting negative results when I was 6 weeks preggo!
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replied January 21st, 2011
Thanks Stacie! That actually helps a lot.
I gained another pound since last Saturday, which is not normal for me. I had the white discharge and I did have slight diarrhea about a week to a week and a half ago. If I am indeed pregnant, I would hit 7 weeks on Sunday. Just incase, I've started taking Folic Acid and Vitamin D (lactose intolerant yet SOMETHING made me swallow a block of cheese last week..).
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replied January 22nd, 2011
Hi guys,
Thank you for the support it really means a lot!
Jess - it seems like you are expecting! I hope that your little one is on the way. Baby dust to you as I suspect excitement and hope out of you!!! You must take a blood test to be sure because although the tests come out neg, there are too many changes going on in your body not to indicate that SOMETHING is going on!

As for me, I have not retested yet - I am too scared. I will in a few days. My last one was positive and I have been having a lot of symptoms that would lead me to believe that this result is not inaccurate. I am very frightened though because both my fiance and I have decided that we are truly not ready for this and may not be able to financially withstand this. Neither of us have stable, definate jobs. It is such a scary venture. I am thinking of all of my options because I do not know what to do. Does anyone have any advice for me or words of wisdom?? Because at this point I am only 1% short of positive that I am indeed pregnant. He works at a job he just started 3 months ago after a long staggering line of past jobs that have not worked out. So not very stable there. And he only makes a few dollars more than minimum wage. I work as a CNA at a nursing home making a little above 11 bucks an hour, and I too do not have a stable job because the company is non other than trying to save money so they cut back on the number of CNA's on the floor per shift and beings that I have only been employed there for 7 months I am the low man on the totem pole and get cancelled nearly every day of the week besides saturdays and sundays, and sometimes those as well. On top of it, not many of the other nursing homes around the area or hospitals or anywhere are hiring CNAs at the moment, I have looked. Plus he and I do not live together, he lives with his family and I with mine. We have been looking for a place of our own for a bout two years and because of being in the same situation for so long and not really being able to get out of it due to unemployment spells and no new jobs hiring in the area in the past few years, have since been unable to get our own place this whole time. We just do not have the money. So how can we afford to have a baby? Would it even be right to have the baby and not be able to give it the best life possible? Also my parents are very rash and unpleasant to talk to, I am almost terrified of telling them about this. I feel that they will explode as my sister was in the same situation once and this is what they did to her. As I said before, adoption is out of question....abortion I do not like to think about, but then again I do not know if we are capable of taking on this responsibility in our current situation. I would love to have a baby one day but the fact that it seems so overwhelmingly impossible is playing a hard part on my decision. Please offer me some guidance if you have any, I will appreciate it. =/ As I said before I will keep you updated, you ladies do the same!!
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replied January 22nd, 2011
Honestly Ritt, you are actually in a better position I am right now. I make 9 dollars an hour, 15 hours a week. I have a student loan to pay off, bills, rent, you name it, I owe it. My bf on the other hand works 40 hours a week at a radio station, and plays gigs on the side, so I know HE would not have a problem money wise for a child. But I am only 20. That scares me the most, not the money. Because there is always help somewhere. I would not be able to give a baby up for adoption, just knowing that my own child is somewhere out in the world, I wouldn't be able to live with it. And abortion is completely out of the picture for me. My bf and I still don't technically live together, but pregnant or not, it will come soon.
I stopped having the white discharge up until today.. I got a lot today while I was at work, I was outside and I felt something *leak* (sorry, TMI, I know!) and I was sure it was my period, so I ran to the bathroom and it as just the same old white stuff.
Anyway, three weeks late tomorrow! Getting that same pressure again, but more intense, and I can't sleep on my right side anymore! I'll keep you posted!
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replied January 23rd, 2011
Hi there,
Im 23 and married, my husband and I are trying to have a baby and Im 4 days late, for the last 5days ive had cramping as if im due on my period at random times of the day, my breasts are going through the usual motions of tenderness that they usually do around my period but Ive been waking up randomly in the middle of the night feeling sick which isnt like me because I NEVER feel or am sick (even when Im ill or hungover!), i feel bloated most of the time also. About a week ago I had little TINY bit of blood in my knickers but nothing scince, im leaving it another few days before I take a PT, what do you think?? Could I be pregnant?? Please help!
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replied January 25th, 2011
Jess,
I am 20 years old also...I too have wondered about my age and worried I may be rushing things in my life. I make a few dollars more I guess and may work a few more hours. In the last two weeks, I worked 3 days for a total of 24 hours...the check barely cleared $200. I also have the usual bills, ugh. You know, car insurance, medical insurance, credit card, loan payments, and paying out of pocket for a stupid xray i got when the doctors' thought recently that I had pneumonia, which turned out to just be a severe case of bronchitis instead. Plus my bf only makes $8.00 an hour, so he's not of much help either. It could be worse if we were like we were a year ago...both with no jobs. Then, I do not know WHAT I would do. I've decided that if I have the baby, I am going to have no choice but to try my damnedest to find another CNA job, as it is my only certification of any sort and work FT and save up as much money as I can. The only problem with this is I am only into my maybe 5th week of pregnancy and I am already feeling the fatigue like a Mack truck. Today alone, I slept for 11 hours straight and still didn't want to wake up. It's ridiculous how tired I am. Not to mention when I am working full time I will be working my butt off...my job is very hard work. Nursing home taking care of the sick and elderly, many of which cannot move due to stroke and what have you and lots that have dementia. Some are combative and will hit you and quite frankly beat the crap out of you. I cannot imagine doing this pregnant, though many have. And the motionless ones just mean a lot of lifting and back strain to turn them and change their briefs. My job is constant running around, you don't sit for hours on end, and you need extreme energy or you won't make it through the night. Not to mention I am eligible for breaks but half the time due to being so busy, you miss one or two out of the 3 you are eligible which total an hour all together. Anyway, I do think it sounds promising for you with your bf's job. I bet his insurance from there would even cover the bills for the pregnancy! Best of luck, please keep me up-to-date! =)

Jpod,
you are only 4 days late so far so it may be too early to tell by your symptoms. Take a PT and see that result. If still no period after a while with a neg result, take another test. And maybe set up an appt with your doc. No one will know better than them what's up! To answer your question, I do think it is possible that you are pregnant with some of the symptoms you've stated, but only time and tests will tell! Keep us posted!

Anyways, as of now I still haven't taken another test. I have one ready but I haven't had the courage as of yet to do it again. This has been on my mind since I found out about it last wednesday. I am still having the cramping, seems to be getting stronger for some reason and has been coming more often daily. No bleeding whatsoever. No more white discharge, now its just like a clear discharge but very heavy, TMI I know sorry but hey, it is a pregnancy forum after all, there's gonna be tmi lol. I've been getting VERY hungry. Like, several times a day. First when I wake up, I'll eat something and be fine, then two hours later it seems to come back, and this happens all day long lately. And I'm normally not even all that hungry when I wake up. And never hungry this much. Ever. And as I stated above, VERY TIRED! To an extreme. Hoping this will all eventually fade if not go away completely as I progress.
I haven't been able to think of anything else, I am just so worried. My predicament isn't the worst and I know there is help and support out there, but I don't want to have to rely on getting help if I don't have to, I would like to do it all on my own because I have learned through experience to never just count on one thing and always have a back-up plan! My latest issue is my fiance and I got into an argument about something and he said if we were ever to split, he would fight for custody. So this pissed me off because naturally being the mother, I feel like this is a big kick in the ass from him. I mean look at everything we have to go through when having a baby from the time they're conceived to the time they're born to when we're breast-feeding them...and all this only to have he/she taken away? Heck no...so now I am unsure whether or not having a child with him is a good idea. I mean I will always wonder if he/she will in the end be raised by him and I will have limited custody. He said he was sorry for saying that and that he said it in the moment not really meaning it "unless he found me to be an unfit mother for the kid" and this just made it worse. I mean what the heck? And this is a guy that loves me that I have been with for three and a half years? It seems like ever since we found out, we've been fighting over the situation left and right. We talk about what we're going to do and what option to take and when one thinks one way, the other is thinking the other option. Then the next day we'll change our minds...and still not be on the same page! I'm so lost. So many emotions. And so many thoughts in my head, I wish I could just turn my mind off for a few days. Maybe it's all the stress and it's driving both of us batty. Not thinking straight. Ugh. And I know that this is going to sound very selfish because I have to be honest - it is. But it's the way I feel and I can't change it...I feel like when we have this baby, my fiance and I are going to drift apart from it becuase we'll have no "us" time. It will then be the three of us and never be just the two of us again. =( I shouldn't be sad about this but I am. I don't want to give away the time he and I share just being a couple. I'm not ready for that yet. I don't want that to change yet. Hopefully my attitude changes and this is all just emotions getting the best of me because as of now this baby is coming whether Im ready or not.
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replied January 25th, 2011
Well, i tested again yesterday. Still negative. I really don't know what's going on. The smell of beer at work Sunday night made me sick, and it's NEVER made me sick. I had a horrible migraine for a few hours yesterday, and this morning I was really bloated and felt pressure in my uterus again. I just wish that my damn system would work properly and either stop showing me false signs, or just give me a positive! 3 weeks and 2 days late now.... REALLY not normal. I told myself that if I'm not pregnant, maybe I missed an ovulation! But I have never missed one in my life since I started getting AF. The freckles on my stomach have gotten a bit darker... I don't want to eat the food I used to love and last night I was craving mashed potatoes with barbecue sauce... It's all too weird to NOT be pregnant. And the left side of my stomach the other night was out just a tiny bit more than the right side. My right boob is also very sore lately, but like, not the outside.. It feels like it's stretching from inside. It kills me.

Ritt, as for your job, it sounds to me like as long as you're to have that job, you can never get pregnant. I'm sure that if you are pregnant, they would give you different tasks. And as for the stress it's putting on your relationship, I am honestly going through quite the opposite, so I wouldn't know what to do in your position. I'm sorry it's getting stressful and that he is saying hurtful words, but I'm sure he's just worried and that is how he's showing it. I had an ex like that when I thought I might have been pregnant before (it was just stress).
Good news from me though! We might be moving to Ontario! (Back to Ont. for me, his first time Smile ) The bf applied for a job there and chances are good that he'll get it! It pays better and there are more jobs around there than there are here.

Keep me posted, Ritt! I want to know the final results! I'm making an appointment for the beginning of February (over due for a pap test, anyway)and I will get results there and have them explain to me what the hell is going on lol
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replied January 28th, 2011
Hi guys, thanks for my reply RittRitt20, guess what .... Im pregnant! I took 2tests on wednesday just gone and they both came back possotive! Wer'e so excited! According to the midwife im 5weeks, my first midwife appointments on feb the 9th so not long! Smile
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replied January 28th, 2011
Congrats Jpod!!! Sticky dust to you, and I hope the baby turns out perfectly healthy! Keep us posted with news!!

My SECOND period is due tomorrow or Sunday, if I miss it then it will be two periods in a row.I want to test myself again, but because I'm due this weekend, I will force myself to wait it out. I can't get an appointment with a doctor, because I told them that i didn't know if I was pregnant or not, and the woman said I had to absolutely know and they can't schedule me. So a woman I work with is going to try to pass me as her niece and get me in with her family doctor as soon as possible.
I had horrible heartburn the other morning, it woke me up. It was as if someone was squeezing my stomach.. It was really bad. This whole month is the first time in my life I've ever experienced something like that. I thought of something yesterday night after going to the bathroom.. A few weeks ago, I wiped and there was a light pink dot. I didn't think anything of it, because I was still waiting for my period. But it never came back.
At the end of October, I thought I was pregnant because I had every single symptom in the book, including implantation bleeding the week after I had ovulated.. I wasn't pregnant (My ex can't have kids, turns out.. good thing for me!). The doctor said it was a hormone change, making my body get ready for childbearing. Now I have MORE symptoms than then, and two are weird. I usually shave my legs once a week, now I have to do them every 2 or 3 days. Also, my fingernails are ROCK HARD! Even after showers and doing the dishes, when they usually get soft. I talked to my boss about it, cause she asks for news every once in a while (Everyone at work TELLS me I'm pregnant..) And she said that happened to her when she was pregnant, cause of the hormones working in overdrive. And I told my neighbour that I have so much saliva that when i lay my head on my bf's chest to sleep, after about 30 seconds, I almost drool on him! She had the same thing. This is all really not normal for me!
My boss was also 4 months pregnant before the doctors could detect it...
My boobs are now sensitive sometimes, I noticed in the shower the other day it was almost painful to have the water hit them.

Anyway, I'll let you know if my period comes, if it doesn't, I won't post anything until the doctor's appointment, depending when it is.

Ritt, still waiting for some news, girl!!

Love you all, and congrats again, Jpod!!!
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replied January 28th, 2011
Woo Hoo!! =D
Hi Guys! Hi Jess!
Well, I took a third test two days ago and it, too, came back positive! So, at this point, there is no question in my mind whether I am or not. I am definitely pregnant!!! My suspicions were all correct and every symptom I've had so far has definitely been a pregnancy symptom. And my fiance and I are now both completely excited and getting our thoughts and plans in order at the moment to get everything ready for the baby. We are going to move out of our homes and find a place of our own. Most likely an apartment we can rent out for now. It is going to be tricky though because we have been looking for one for YEARS, even without having a baby on the way and there hasn't yet been one that was perfect and not already taken when we'd call for inquiry! Worst part is we have to be particular in the cost AND whether they allow pets because we have two cats that must come with us and because we both have had our cats for a long time, we cannot part with them. We are big animals lovers and also one day when the baby gets a bit older, we plan on getting a dog as well. And believe it or not, a lot of apartments don't allow pets or even any negotiation!! It has been so frustrating, hopefully we can find one; they're either too far away or too expensive!! We are also going to start working as many hours as we can and save up money for the baby. He's going to be working more whenever it's offered to him and I am going to be either looking for a new job, or if I can't find one, I may be eligible for 99 weeks of UC which would be amazing! The baby would be almost two by the time that would be up! Anyway guys, I am pregnant, and my due date is estimated to be September 15th 2011. I am so excited! But it is going to be one rough summer for me alllll summer long being big as a house!! Haha =p
There is one tiny problem though, guys, that I am concerned about...On Wednesday night, after I went to the bathroom I noticed that when I wiped there was a very small amount of brownish blood on the TP. I got alarmed so I checked it online and a gynecologist's website said that brown blood is nothing to be worried about because it indicates old blood and may just be releasing itself out of the cervix. But then I saw my fiance last night and, apologize for any TMI in advance lol, things got a little hot and heavy. After intercourse, we both noticed bright red blood. Not a very very large amount, but enough that it was more than noticeable. I got REALLY scared because I remembered they said that red blood can be cause for alarm. We immediately looked up the problem online and it turns out, a lot of women have experienced the same problem as I did being around the same preg duration as me (6 weeks) and bleeding after intercourse. Turns out, it doesnt hurt the baby and it doesnt necessarily mean anything close to miscarriage...apparently intercourse this early in pregnancy can sometimes cause irritation of the cervix, which then can cause it to bleed. Scary, yet it still put my mind at ease because I then knew it didn't have to mean something life-threatening for the baby. It continued to slowly bleed for a few hours and then turned into the same "brownish blood" as the day before and now, the night after, it is completely done again. Btw, I also read that is it were a miscarriage, I would have been in A LOT of pain. Like worse than the worst cramps I'd ever had. And I didn't have any pain at all. Weird...I've never heard of bleeding after intercourse during pregnancy...Ive had quite a few pregnant friends, too?...
I am planning on making a dr appointment very soon, but i am nervous as well as excited. I am a little bit intimidated by the fact of having any kind of probe being inserted into my woohoo. Hahaha...it just doesnt sound comfortable. Which, that probe, would be what they would be using for my first appointment because of how far along I am, it wouldn't show up on a normal ultrasound...or not as good...so they use an internal one. Sooo I am planning on making one for next week, if not the week after.
At this point in time, same symptoms. VERY sore breasts now, they hurt to touch, they also seem to be fuller and more firm. The bleeding. EXTREME hunger at about 5 times a day compared to my normal 2 or 3 hunger points in a day and I also never got the hunger pains before like I do now...it used to be I was hungry, I was hungry...now its, im hungry I MUST EAT NOW. I never used to eat when I woke up, I used to eat something small an hour or two after I woke up and then a medium size evening meal; now, I HAVE to eat when I wake or I will get such incredibly horrible hunger pains that it feels as if I haven't eaten in days and i get nauseated from it as well. I then have to eat about 3 hours later. Then dinner. Then some kind of late snack. And depending how late I'm up, possibly even another snack after that. I've been trying to eat healthy - lots of veggies and fruits, yogurt, whole grain cereal, oatmeal, milk, water, juice...when available...but I also have those points where I pig out on junk. Haha. Pizza or cheeseburgers, ice cream....potato chips. Yesterday, I insisted that we go out and buy soda and vanilla ice cream at midnight so that I could have an ice cream float. And I haven't had one in years! Cravings, much? Haha

Congratulations Jpod!!!!!! Lots of baby dust!! I hope the baby is healthy as can be, also! Keep me and Jess posted!!

Jess - definitely sounds like you're pregnant, coming from someone that is...and would be about the same duration as you!! That doctor is nuts! How could they not let you make an appointment when you want to FIND OUT if you're pregnant?!?! Isn't that the point of a doc? You have uncertainty and need answers - what? Ahh, I hate people like that. Try going to a Planned Parenthood, maybe? There are offices all throughout the country, as I live in a very small-town part of the country and even I have one within a 15 mile radius of me! But if not, the family doctor sounds good, too! They will be able to at least test you and/or give you a blood test - which is what you need, as you've already tried HcG preg tests. I hope you do go to some doctor and find out the news that you're hoping for!!! Take it easy and rest assured that one day soon you shall find out! Def do not forget about me, keep me posted!! =)

Well, I've written enough, so I'll shush. hahaa. Talk to you ladies soon! Please, both of you keep me posted!
PS - hope I dont get banned. I keep trying to post this and it says I have censored words??! Which I can't seem to find. Ugh. lol. Well, if I ever do, keep me updated anyway through. But if I dont, keep me updated on here ;-p
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replied January 31st, 2011
Congrats Ritt!!! I'm glad you are the man are excited about the baby!!!! Everything will be fine, you'll see!


NEWSFLASH. Ok so I was due for my SECOND period on either the 29th or the 30th, we are now the 31st, and nothing. BUT. On the 28th, there was the smallest bit of pink when I wiped after going to the bathroom (lol sorry) and then on Sunday night (last night) as well, so the bf and I started to get sad... But then it didn't happen again.. I'm wondering if it's normal if I am pregnant... It happened two or three days after i was due for my period in January, too...
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replied February 1st, 2011
My period was supposed to come three to four weeks ago and still a no show..at first i was diagnosed wit p.e.i then they didnt no what was wrong with me..now im diagnosed with u.t.i but still no period..and i have white discharge more than my normal..sometimes my abodomial is hard and sometimes its not..i got sick one time and after that i just get slight headaces...and i have low back pains that come like a wave..my doctor did an altrasound and there was this rectanglar circle black thing in my uterus..but all my urine tests have came back negative even though the nurse said i have high hcg levels..no one is telling me anything...i still have no idea if i am...and i really want to no...i asked my friend about the black thing in my uterus and she said that means im prego because its a sack...but i dont no if i am...if im not what would it be? or could my friend be right?
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replied February 3rd, 2011
Lilnugget,
sounds to me like you could be pregnant. No idea what the "black thing" could be otherwise. I would think though that your sonographer would have known if this was indeed a baby in your uterus, makes me wonder what they told you that it really was? All your symptoms are right too, but it just may be too early to tell. I'd say wait it out a few weeks and take another home PT, otherwise schedule a second appt at the doc, if there is still no period.

Jess,
Hi! Thanks for the congrats! =) I still can't believe that I am pregnant, it seems unreal that I could be. haha. I had unprotected intercourse for 2 straight years and it's never happened (as far as I know) until now!
Been a long time since I came back on! Still no period, eh? Did you try out Planned Parenthood? Or go to the family doc yet?? There has to be some sort of doctor that you can arrange an appt at. How about any emergency centers? I have this place called St. Luke's Urgent Care near my house and I know if you had no other means of making an appt they would be able to take you even without a referral or a scheduled appointment. You can just walk in. There has to be some place like this around where you live. Use the key word urgent care with your zip code on a search or something, I mean you just HAVE to find out what is going on, it's been too long now. I remember when I was having the same problem two years earlier, I didn't get my period for 3 months at a time and I still have no idea why. Because I took home PT's and all of them were negative and I had no way of going to a Dr. I was broke with no money and no insurance. I still wonder what caused this, but I just have no idea. I'm wondering if I had been pregnant and miscarried due to improper care?! But I guess I will never know.
Anyway, go to a doctor! Like I said, I know you're probably trying all that you can to figure out a way, but there has to be somewhere around you that will take you, whether its a planned parenthood, a family doctor accepting new patients, or an urgent care center. All of these places will be able to do the next step up which would be to give you a blood test. Although urine tests sometimes go past without detecting pregnancy, a blood test is rarely ever wrong. And once you've had an appointment at one of these places, they can probably refer you to some sort of ob/gyn if you ask. Then at the ob/gyn they can do an ultrasound and find out once and for all what is going on. I wish you luck, dear!
And btw, I too have been having spotting. Mostly a very tiny bit of brownish blood barely noticeable on the TP after I go to the bathroom, except that once where it was bright red after intercourse. That has cleared up though because we tried it again a few days ago and there was no blood whatsoever, so that's great. So if you are pregnant, don't be alarmed of any blood unless its A.)bright red B.) flowing like a regular period, not just a tiny bit like spotting and C.) Accompanied with VERY painful cramps, worse than your typical menstrual ones. Because this usually means miscarriage. That's what I was told.
As for me, I am now on my eighth week starting today. And still the same hunger, fatigue, and constipation. Now just add in very tiny bits of brownish spotting every couple of days and very big cravings. Mostly sweets like ice cream, floats, chocolate, marshmallow cereals, and PBJ sandwiches. And I normally don't crave sweet things or eat much of them. But I have also been craving meaty food too. Especially right now the hot wings and blue cheese from this terrific restaurant by my house and this casserole did I make called "taco bake" which is mainly layers of ground beef with taco seasoning, cheese, tortillas, and sour cream and salsa. But it is great!! So hungry right now, I think I could eat a buffet! hahaha. I hope this hunger goes away and is not as strong though because Im not gonna lie, it's like Hel. I cant eat normally because normally I would eat and be full for hours... now the hunger comes right back like gangbusters and it is painful, I have such an empty stomach so quick within a few hours after I eat that I have extreme hunger pains accompanied with my stomach growling. Worst part is this hunger and being in this home with my parents and they dont know yet - so I cant show it too much. It's hard. Aside from all this, nothing new. I still didn't schedule my appt. But I plan on doing so as soon as my bf finds out what days he has off next week bc he'd like to be there at least for the ultrasound. But once we have that figured out, Im going. =) Let you know how that goes!! TTYL!
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replied February 3rd, 2011
P.S. - where's JPOD??
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replied February 5th, 2011
Hey Ritt, went to the doc's last night.. Negative blood test. Still late though.

Just gonna have to wait it out. I have no Internet anymore so I won't be on here often. But still keep this post updated, I can check my email every so often at the bf's house.
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