Could I be pregnant? Please help!

LeAnn - posted on 03/31/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )

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I am just wandering if anyone else has experienced what I am going through right now. I am a mother of three, and was planning to get married next month, and getting pregnant later this summer. But I think maybe my wish for another child has came earlier than I expected. I have been on the pill, so I wasn't really trying to get pregnant. But I did forget to take my pill two days in a row, right after having sex. But about a week ago, I noticed that I was doing some of the same things that I did when I was pregnant with my other three children. It started off with drinking coffee every day 3 or 4 times a day. I am not really a coffee drinker. I have to really be in the mood for it. But, for some reason, when I am newly pregnant, I will crave it. Then I got to thinking about it, and my last period was only about 4 days, and very light. I also had this happen againg this month. Usually it lasts for 6 or seven days, and heavy until the last two days of it. Then, starting about a week ago, I have been having to pee a lot, which normally, I pee 3 to 4 times a day. But I have been going to the bathroom every hour. Also, I have had tender breasts, an enlarging abdomen, fatigue, cravings, extreme irratability, and I am always hungry, but nausiated at the same time. Even certain foods make me nausiated just from the way they smell. Usually, I only eat two times a day, and I don't even get hungry until I'm up for a few hours. But I have been waking up hungry. Also, after I eat something, I am either still hungry, or hungry within 30 mins. to an hour after eating a meal. That is not like me at all. I have recently lost 82 pounds, and my stomach had shrunk, so I couldn't eat much at all. Another thing is, I have been ready to go to bed at 8:00 at night, when normally, I don't go to bed until 1 or 2 in the morning. I have done four hpt's and the first two were neg, and the other two were positive, but with a faint line. I went to the Dr. last Friday and had a blood test done, and it came back negative. The third test was positive after I had the blood test done. I really feel like I am pregnant. After having three children, I know what my body feels like. I have even felt flutters. My breasts have even changed. They have rounded out more and my nipples look like they are ready for breastfeeding. (I breastfed my 3 children). They have also gotten darker and bigger. I am experiencing all the things I have before, so I'm pretty sure that I am. But it is hard to tell without knowing for sure from the doc that I am. My belly even looks like I am pregnant. it is perfectly round. And my fiance took pics of it 5 days ago, and we have noticed that it has gotten bigger since then. After I lost wieght, by belly went away except for the skin that was hanging from being so big and losing wieght. I was just wandering if anyone had any advice for me. I am very confused because the hpt with my children always came up positive as soon as I took it. Can anyone let me know what they think about all of this? And I have not gained any weight, but I never do when I am newly pregnant. I usually lose a few pounds. So, I have an expanding belly without any weight gain. I'm just so confused... .

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LeAnn - posted on 04/21/2012

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Yes, I have since been to an ob/gyn. I went in, filled out the paper work, she took my history, didn't ask me any questions as far as what I was experiencing. Then, the nurse took my wieght, had me pee in a cup, and had me get undressed and wait for the doctor. Everything was laid out for an exam. They even had ultrasound gel for the doppler. Well, then the doc came in and asked me if I had any positive tests. I told her yes, I had two positive hpt's, and she said thiers was negative, and that sometimes hormones can cause false positives. So, she didn't examine me. She sent me for a qualitative blood test, and it came back negative. I have made an appointment with my regular doc, but it's not till May 7th. At least I know she will try to figure out what is going on..

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Annette - posted on 05/13/2012

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Starter pack for a P. I get those quite often when I do not have it for a few months.

LeAnn - posted on 05/11/2012

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I'm glad the baby is doing well! And I bet you can't wait to find out what it is! I kind of want mine to be a surprise, but my fiance wants to know. lol My mom had her gaul bladder taked out when she was pregnant with my brother, and not too long after she had me. My brother and I are a year and 5 days apart. She has a big scar across her belly from where her belly stretched out from the pregancy. They wanted her to abort him so the surgery would be easier, but she stood her ground.

I just don't know about doctors these days. It's like, they give you the test, it comes back negative, and then they don't really want to further ivestigate what is going on. None of them have mentioned the starter pack at all. I'm going to call my doc on Monday and see if she wants to do anything else. I haven't been able to talk to her since I went in last Monday. So, I guess I'll just play the waiting game for now...

Annette - posted on 05/11/2012

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Im 14 weeks now. I had my surgery may 7th. baby is doing well. I do blood work next week and the week after I start my progesterone shots in the hips to help the baby develop more if and when i go into pre term labor. About 10 weeks of that and June 8 is when I find out what the baby is!

In time will tell, I was 5 months along before they realized i was prego with my Son. Nothing came back Positive until they did an ultra sound. I am surprised they didnt give you a starter pack since you had not had a P since Feb. With that pack you would get a P, now if it did not come well then you would be proving them wrong real quick.

LeAnn - posted on 05/10/2012

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That's ok. I had mine taken out when my daughter was 8 weeks old. I breastfed her, and couln't nurse her for 24 hours after my surgery. I stored milk for her, but she wouldn't take a bottle. Man, did she eat when I could finally feed her. lol At least you won't be in pain with it anymore. Just make sure you eat or you will regret it. lol If I skip a meal, I end up in the bathroom because it tears up my stomach, And be prepared to have gas a lot. So how far along are you now. I'm thinking I'm about 14 weeks. I really wish I could get an ultrasound. But they won't do it without a pos. test...

Annette - posted on 05/10/2012

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Yup only time will tell. Sorry I have not been on here so much. I just had surgery to get my gallbladder taken out. Apparently that's what was making me so darn sick all these weeks. Stupid me thinking it was my pregnancy until I saw a specialist. Im in lots of pain but man I can eat!!!

LeAnn - posted on 05/09/2012

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I went to my doc on Monday, and she said that it sounds like I am pregnant. She ordered a quantitative blood test. So I got my results today, and they told me it was

Barb - posted on 04/21/2012

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The same thing happend to me I miss 2 pills I went to stay with my parents and didn't have enough for the last 2 day. Never really thought anything about it had sex went back on birthcontrol, but less then 2 months I found out I was pregnant. Did you take a test yet? Those sound like pregnancy systoms, go see your doctor to make sure!

Chelly - posted on 04/14/2012

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a girl I knew back in high school, her mom was at least 40 and she got pregnant while on birth control, so did an ex of my mothers, is how she had him. she didnt miss any pills, but she had a cold, and took something for it, next thing she knows she is having a baby

LeAnn - posted on 04/10/2012

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Yeah, I really want to see mine too. I want to know how far along I would be, because I don't think I'm really that far, yet I'm feeling movement like that and have a belly that just happened overnight that looks like I'm about 4 months. I started showing at 3 with my last one, but according to my last period, I should only be about 10 weeks. But, maybe I can find out tomorrow.

Christine - posted on 04/10/2012

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HEY I didn't know either until friday! lol I was like wait what?! you mean I could've had this done a long time ago! Sadly tho they didn't show :( So I can't see exactly how far along I am with this one... Curiousity is getting the best of me tho.... I want to see him/her... Thursday I go for a routine check up and hopefully they'll schedule an ultra sound! if its not until next week sometime then I guess I'll sit and wait on friday for that van to come... I just want to know how far along I am! It's all a mystery! This not having a period for so long is for the birds lol

LeAnn - posted on 04/09/2012

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Haha! I know, right? I had never even heard about that kind of thing before. And yes, it is neat. I hope there is some of those around here just in case...

Annette - posted on 04/09/2012

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Ugh i have been nauseated for a few weeks now and its been getting pretty bad. I will get zofran tomorrow I hope so I can actually eat and keep my food down. I never new they had ultrasound vans anywhere, thats pretty neat! Where were they when I was prego with my first child and all my tests came back Neg. 5 months later oh you are pregnant with a Boy, gee thanks for spoiling the moment!!!

LeAnn - posted on 04/09/2012

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Well, I don't think it's a "phantom pregnancy" I was not trying to get pregnant, so I did not trick my body into thinking it was pregnant. I am expereincing all the things I did when I was pregnant before, and this does not happen to me on a regular basis. My feet and ankles are swelling just like they did when I was pregnant before. They have NEVER done that unless I was preggo. Also, like I said before, I had flutters in the lower part of my abodmen, and now I am feeling stronger movement around my belly button. I have even felt the hiccups like I did with my previous pregnancies. And the morning sickeness is worse now that before-it's almost an all day thing for me. I have to pee endlessly, I am feeling the stretching pains, everything is happening like it did with my three children. Every time I am pregnant, and I smell eggs, I get so nausiated, and the other day, my fiance made some, and I got nausiated. I just feel in my gut that I am in fact pregnant. I'll just have to wait until Wednesday and hopefully find something out. Oh, and about the ultrasound van, I don't know if they have anything like that where I live. I have never heard of it, but I will be checking that out if I have to go that route. Thanks for your help!

Christine - posted on 04/09/2012

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I'm not really in the same boat.. My pregnancy tests all came out POS.. However I do not know how far along I am due to the fact that my last period was back in june... Now I KNOW I'm not going to pop today or tomorrow for that matter because of the feeling of how the baby moves... (little popcorn popping in my tummy right now!) ANYWAYS I'm on medicaid as well and when I went for my VERY first check up at this clinic they wanted me to stay and wait for this ultrasound van that would be outside the clinic.. Sadly it was good friday when this happened and they didn't show up.. But maybe you should go to one of those vans.. They are perfectly safe and its normally people who are in college learning to be an ultrasound tech... Something to look into if you are curious and you think you are preggo....



HOWEVER, my mother in law told me she was pregnant after my hubby was born.. and she had the same stuff... Tummy got bigger, cravings, the fluttering or movement feeling... Test after test coming back neg... No matter which ones.. or get a test with a very very faint positive.. Come to find out she was pregnant with an "air Baby." She even showed me pictures of how big her tummy got and it was ALL AIR! Nothing in there what so ever... I wonder if maybe the stress of getting married or other stuff in general i don't know.. But just a thought and see if you can find one of those ultrasound vans.. try calling the health clinics or something someone should be able to help..



Good luck to you!!!

LeAnn - posted on 04/05/2012

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I have called a different Doctor and I have an appt. on Wednesday. I really need to know something. It's driving me crazy! I drank some coffee earlier, and the baby, or alien, haha, was jumping around a LOT in there. How can I be feeling movement like that, yet have all of these negative tests? It just doesn't make any sense to me...

LeAnn - posted on 04/05/2012

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Well, it's my darn insurance. That's all it would pay for right now at the place I went to. I'm going to call around today and see if I can get in somewhere else. I wish I could just go and get an ultrasound without having to go to the dr. first. haha I have a nurse practitioner that I see there, and I love her. Maybe I can make up an exuse to go see her, and have her do an exam on me. lol I have never been so desperate when I was pregnant before. This is really ridiculous. But at least I know that I'm not the only one having to go through this...

Annette - posted on 04/04/2012

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You should ask for a blood test next time. Usually thats pretty accurate. Although in my case its not always true. If worse comes to worse I would demand an ultra sound. Tests can come back fast mine do. Most of the time neg when its really positive.

LeAnn - posted on 04/04/2012

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Well, I went to the doctor today, well, I went to the clinic. I have medicaid, so I have to have it confirmed before I can see the ob/gyn that is related to the clinic. They did a urine test, and of course, it was negative. I was hoping to see my dr. that I see when I go there, but all they did was have me pee in a cup. This is very aggrivating! I know I'm pregnant, especially since I am feeling very strong movements now. There are no more flutters. But I guess they think I'm wrong because it shows up neg on a urine test. It was less than a minute before they came to tell me the results. How can they know that fast? I don't get it...

LeAnn - posted on 04/04/2012

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Oh wow! You are going to have your hands full if you don't already! Haha Best of luck to you and don't go too crazy with all of those kids around! Hahahaha

Annette - posted on 04/03/2012

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haha I am So done after this one as well. I have 5 step kids who live with me all the time. Its 9 kids total i will have in my house. I didnt even mean to get pregnant with this 4th one. But its life and it will carry on. I will get my tubes tied after this, i already told my DR and she laughed!

LeAnn - posted on 04/03/2012

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Congratulations on your fourth pregnancy! I don't know about you, but I am done after this one. That's what I said after my 2nd and 3rd one though. My fiance is getting a vesectomy after this one, though. :-)

Annette - posted on 04/03/2012

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its possible. With my first pregnancy I didnt find out till i was 5 months along and that was with an ultra sound. All tests came back Neg. I feel you there honestly. I do hope they can do an ultra sound on you soon. I feel a lot of flutters right now myself and if i push on my stomach i can feel a hard lump. I am almost 9 weeks, so I don't think I would feel too much movement just yet :)

LeAnn - posted on 04/03/2012

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Yeah, the morning sickness is kicking my butt this time too. lol With my first three, I only had it when I smelled certain foods. But this time, It is almost an all day thing. I'll be glad when it's over with. Oh, and btw, I can feel stronger movements now. It was just flutters, but now there are more flips and bumps, and the kids and my fiance can feel it. I love it! I just wonder if I am too far along for an hpt to show up. All of the tests at the store were the early result ones, and I know that they are designed to pick up lower amounts of hcg. So idk. I'll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out...

Annette - posted on 04/03/2012

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with my first pregnancy, I took 9 pregnancy tests all Neg. I took a blood one it was also neg. finally they did an ultra sound on me and i was about 5 months pregnant with a boy LOL. 2nd pregnancy, I took 6 tests and it came out neg. I did 2 blood tests and finally the 2nd one came out positive, I was 6 weeks. with my 3rd I took 7 pregnancy tests,all neg. I did a blood one with her and it came back positive, I was 8 weeks with her. This one I had no idea and didnt even try. They did a blood test on me and it came back positive, or i should say very positive. When I found out its when i actually started to notice I really was not feeling well hehehe. Nausea has seriously been kicking my butt.

LeAnn - posted on 04/03/2012

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Ok. Well, I'm glad that I'm not the only one. I just know that I am pregnant. I have swelling feet and ankles now, which I only had when I was pregnant with the first 3. I have another Dr.'s appointment tomorrow. So hopefully I can find out more when I go. I'm so scared that they are going to tell me that I'm not pregnant, when I know I am. Hopefully they will do an ultrasound because I would really like to know how far along I am. lol But I have been reading and apparently a LOT of women are getting negative results when they are indeed pregnant. I think maybe these hpt's are defective now a days. It has been 4 years since I had last taken one, so idk. Thanks for your help!

Annette - posted on 04/02/2012

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I had the same issues with most of my pregnancies as well. But i would wait another week take a test and see what happens, then call your DR again and have them do a blood test. It might be that you are very early in your pregnancy and its hard to tell at first. With the faint line it really just maybe you are too early in the pregnancy. Trust me I recently got married too and was not trying for a child. Apparently i was pregnant 2 weeks before we got married. Now i am 8 week pregnant with my 4th child.

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