pregnant or not pregnant? what do you guys think?

Dawn - posted on 11/15/2010 ( 68 moms have responded )

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so my husband had a vasectomy 2 years ago after the birth of our second child. a few weeks ago out of nowhere i got a really bad craving for sweets ( i am NOT a sweets person!) and my husband told me i was pregnant. but i shook it off....i mean he's sterile right? but then i started throwing up out of nowhere and was completely fine after wards. my breasts have grown a whole size, my belly is getting harder and BIGGER....my cat who is not usually social has been coming downstairs and trying to get as close to my belly as possible (she did this for my last 2 pregnancies).....i am freaking out here!! i took a few at home tests and 3 were negative and 1 was positive. but i am still in denial. i mean the chances of me being pregnant are 1/2000. but my husband is still convinced that i am...and i can't keep ignoring all of the signs. so i went to my Dr this morning and got the blood test. i am still waiting for my results.......anyone care to vote on this?

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Crickett - posted on 11/27/2010

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YOUR NOT! the minute you began to worry about it , your body reacts and you notice every little thing. cats also notice when we are worried or concerned. box pregnancy test are pretty accurate. but if you are and are getting 3 negative, 1 positive you need to see a doctor. could be hormones flukes. and there are many other reasons for all your symptons. make sure to have complete physical not just blood work. you must rule out any other cause.

Dalton - posted on 11/29/2010

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As a nurse, I would suggest scheduling an ultrasound with your dr. Also, if you happen to be in your thirties, you could be entering peri-menopause or menopause. Many of the beginning symptoms are the same (including a possible positive pregnancy test if there is no pregnancy due to all the hormone and chemical shifts in your body). Have you had your dr check you physically? He can tell you if there is a uterine pregnancy that way as well. If there is no uterine pregnancy, it could be ectopic. Sadly, in 99% of ectopic pregnancies, the fetus does not survive. Have your dr run a basic blood panel as well as the pregnancy test to be sure that there are no abnormalities in the blood, as your symptoms can indicate a tumor or infection as well.

Bonnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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I says pregnant because all the signs are there, but also because you got a positive test. If it's positive, it's positive.

Heather - posted on 11/15/2010

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You would not be the first woman to get pregnant after your husband got a vasectomy. A friend of mine knew someone who got pregnant after having her tubes tied. I think the only guaranteed 100% birth controls are abstinence or having a hysterectomy (both of which are unrealistic choices). Anything less than that there is always a chance, no matter how slim, of failure. I'm thinking it's time to prepare for the little bundle of joy to come into your life. I wish you luck and lots of happiness.

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Dawn - posted on 12/10/2010

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wow such a huge response to this! well i had my pap smear (which was quick and not very thorough) and she didn't say anything about finding a baby in there. so i'm going with "something else". i am going to be 32 in a few months and the thought of pre menopause did occur to me! i guess i will wait and see. i'm not a big fan of going to the dr for every little thing...driving myself crazy in the process!

Rebekah - posted on 11/28/2010

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Have you missed a period yet? Or had another positive home pregnancy test? How many at home tests have you taken now?

I agree with Crickett... When I was trying to get pregnant I would swear I was pregnant every single month (before my period). I guess in my head I was just wanting to be pregnant so bad that my body started reacting that way. So I know its possible for you to think so much abut being pregnant that your body starts thinking that you are pregnant too (gaining weight, boobs aching, etc.).

Heather - posted on 11/27/2010

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SSSSOOOOO PREGO!!! I took several pregnancy tests and none of them showed positive until I was just over 2 months prego. Vasectomy's can go wrong. I've heard of them reversing themselves and the guy ends up getting a girl pregnant.... Good luck! And all I have to say is that if you are pregnant (which I'm sure you are) everything happens for a reason, and nothing that you can't handle would ever be given to you!

Laura - posted on 11/27/2010

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it is possible, nothing is 100% wait awhile take the test again and see what it says, if you have that feeling trust yourself.

Meghan - posted on 11/27/2010

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well, it's still up in the air, but you would not be the first person to get pregnant after a vasectomy, tube litigation, or on birth control of any kind... it happens :) go with the flow :)

Danielle - posted on 11/27/2010

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This is interesting to me because my hubby had a vasectomy and I had my tubes tied after having our 3RD child. I have P.C.O.S (Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome) and we had tried for several years to have our first one. Our 2ND and 3RD we major surprises, so we felt that having kids back to back something had to be done. Hubby always joked about having a vasectomy done but FOOLED everyone when he did.I had my tubes clamped during the c-section delivery of our daughter in Jan of 2009. I off and on, for months after weaning our 22 month old daughter (she was 14 months when I stopped), kept feeling and thinking I was pregnant because of our children being 2 years apart and the thought of having a baby sister for my daughter kept popping in my head. With every symptom and feeling, the pregnancies test came out negative.

Years ago a friend of mine went through the same thing as you feeling pregnant and getting 3 neg. tests and 1 pos. test. She had an ultrasound and it showed a little fetus. The was something with her blood that was causing the false reading and that time she was 5 months. Sadly, my friend lost the baby and she didn't know why. Ask for another blood test to find something specific and more sensitive that can detect hormone levels and another ultrasound. The baby could also be in your abdominal cavity, this may be another reason why it can not be found. A lady on OPRAH had this happen to her. I encourage you to NOT STRESS, take it easy and keep getting the answers you need. Treat your body as if you were.

All the best to you and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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Man this is a tough one! haha i mean say a woman always knows her body. LIke ive only had one baby and of course i didnt know nay of the signs except the obvious one throwing up and what not but i didnt get any of that however i was gettin this painful cramp and new something wasnt right went to the doctor and sure enough i was pregnant im starting to feel that again so im thinkin im am but im not sure if its just in my brain. but for real uve had enough kids to kno ur body u kno what i mean. So good luck with it all i really want to kno what it turns out to be!!!

Autumn - posted on 11/27/2010

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I say pregnant, my one friend thought she was pregnant and kept going to the doctors and getting tested and it all came back negative, it wasn't until she was 7 months pregnant the test came back positive. i found that doing the at home tests in the morning get the most accurate results, same with the blood work, if it's still early in the pregnancy it wont show up in blood work taken in the afternoon yet. If you are pregnant, congratulations! oh and sometimes vasectomys can reverse themselves, its a very small percentage, but if the two end of the tube that get cut are close enough to each other, they will build cells and heal itself and it usually take a couple years to fully be funcitional again.

Erin - posted on 11/25/2010

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Pregnant. And your husband seems pretty sure perhaps he didn't get a vasectomy after all.

Lisa - posted on 11/24/2010

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My brother had a vasectomy and 2 years later, my sister in law got pregnant with my niece!!!! So i know it is possible!!!

Heather - posted on 11/24/2010

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I'd really like to know how it all works out for you when you finally know for sure.

Betsy - posted on 11/24/2010

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@ Jodi.... I had a friend that had her tubes tied and her hubby had a vasectomy and they have a 10 year old..... Spitting image of them both......

Dawn - posted on 11/23/2010

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the blood test came back negative...however the symptoms are only getting stronger!! i have my yearly pap test coming up in a few weeks so i will wait and see what they say. my primary DR did the blood test...and i'm not a big fan of that lab...
whatever it is i will be happy. we said we were done and i was sure then...but if i am then it was meant to be and i will be happy!

Kathleen - posted on 11/23/2010

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Okay, it's 11/23. Whatever did your Dr. say? By the way, I don't blame you for being upset by the lack of a phone call. Sometimes, I think Pros don't realize the dependence we have on them - it's more than an oil change or TV hookup. Praying for the best - whatever that is. kathy

Jeri - posted on 11/23/2010

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It's more common than people care to believe (doctors included) I had my tubes tied and have had 2 miscarriages, and my husband thinks I'm pregnant now... lol

Michelle - posted on 11/19/2010

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hi hows it going was just reading your post and was amazed about what is happening
ive got 2 little girls myself
was wondering how yu went with your results are you expecting

Sara - posted on 11/19/2010

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everything happens for a reason :) i think pregnant and you should ask for an ultrasound, good luck with whatever the outcome is

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sounds like your hubby"s vasectomy reversed intself... it happens. Must be meant to be congratulations!

Krystal - posted on 11/19/2010

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You can actually get a false positive if the test itself was not properly sealed or a number of other factors. That being said if the symptoms continue I would go back in and ask for an ultrasound. You can experience pregnancy symptoms without a positive test result if you have a tubular pregnancy.

Rachel - posted on 11/18/2010

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I am guessing pregnant. my sister had a blood test come back neg ... and well she was pregnant

Dawn - posted on 11/18/2010

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still feeling the same symptoms!! i just went and put on my "bigger" blue jeans and they are TIGHT!!!! i haven't changed my diet any and i get plenty of exercise so i'm pretty sure i'm not just getting "fat"!! i have my yearly pap test coming up in a few weeks....so i will just wait it out til then and see what they say!

Jessica - posted on 11/18/2010

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Wow time will tell.I heard if a woman belive she is pg she can/will get some symptoms. Say pg

Ashley - posted on 11/17/2010

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I know your feeling like my husband got this done 18 months ago and I have been feeling the same way boobs are growing and theres this weird feeling in my tummy he keeps telling me im pregnant and I have been laughing at him let us know how it turns out!

Stephanie - posted on 11/17/2010

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i say YES u are pregnant. if your having all the signs and your hubby is saying your are then i think he is right. your noticing things that happened with your first 2 pregnancies which mean im sure you are pregnant. but wow wat are the chances of getting pregnant and your hubby is sterile omg :0 i guess the dr didnt do a good job at the procedure but good luck

Patricia - posted on 11/17/2010

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i agree with nicole get an ultrasound but i'd also ask for another blood test

Belinda - posted on 11/17/2010

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theres still a possibility that u can still get pregant...or the procedure might have not been done right... but with all the signs your getting now that was the same with your first 2 children, you may be pregnant

Vegemite - posted on 11/17/2010

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you're pregnant! You can get false negatives but not false positives on pregnancy tests...... Congratulations

Kourtney - posted on 11/17/2010

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I vote pregnant. I took 4 at home pregnancy tests w/my first and only 1 was positive. The nurses told me it's easy to get a false negative b/c of the amount of hormones present but it's virtually impossible to get a false positive. Good luck!

Bonnie - posted on 11/17/2010

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I say pregnant, but pretty early on in the pregnancy. Hormones act funny at that stage, but you show a lot of the signs, without the positive results showing up yet. Find something to keep you engaged while you wait for a week or two to go by, and test again.

Miranda - posted on 11/17/2010

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My husband had a vasectomy. Some days I wish he had not I would love another little one right now. I think pregnant.

Dawn - posted on 11/16/2010

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yes it's very strange to me too!! i have had 2 kids and with both of them when the at home test came back positive i was preggo....blood test confirmed it.
@Rebekah- the first 3 tests were negative and then the last one was positive...and i followed the directions exactly.
i'm not going to sweat it though...i guess time will tell if i am or not right? in the meantime i will enjoy life the way it is!!
thanks for all of the input! :)

Bonnie - posted on 11/16/2010

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I find it kind of strange that your third test you did at home came back positive, but the blood test came back negative?!?

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