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Not knowing you're pregnant ?

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I HATE all these stories about women not knowing they were pregnant until 6 or 7 months in. It makes me constantly worry that I am pregnant, even when it is unlikely. I am always careful to have safe sex, but I have irregular periods so I don't get a strong, predictable reassurance every month that I am not pregnant. To add onto that, now with that awful show "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" and stories I hear from different people, it seems like you can carry the baby in a way that it won't show, still get bleeding that makes you think you have your period and even get false negatives far into a pregnancy. Hell, some women get their tubes tied and still get pregnant! I feel like I'm at odds with my own body - that it might get pregnant no matter HOW hard I try to stop that from happening and it's making me miserable.

I used to have a healthy, happy sex life with my boyfriend of several years and all of these fears are ruining it. I'm an avid runner so that makes me think that if I were pregnant and didn't know, I might not gain enough weight to be able to tell. I also don't want children (and even if I changed my mind it would not be for a LONG time - I have a lot of school ahead of me and career is very important), so an unexpected pregnancy would be terrible news - particularly if I figured it out too late to have it terminated.

Please can someone assure me that I would be able to tell if I was pregnant? I know there will always be stories about women who didn't know, but how likely is it that that could happen to me?
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replied August 25th, 2009
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Your cycles are probably irregular because of your running and low body fat which will also lower your fertility.

If you do not want to be pregnant I assume you are using some form of birth control (other than the pull-out 'method')?

Everything you are mentioning are exceptions. It is so exceptional that it makes the news.

So stop worrying!!
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