Breastfeeding and pregnant maybe...

JoAnne - posted on 05/06/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Anyone experinced breastfeeding and getting pregnant before your cycle starts back up? Any ideas on knowing when your cycle is supposed to fall? I'm bf my 6 month old and seem to be having pregnancy symptoms. Been doing EPTs and they have all be negative, yet I'm having these symptoms: I stared having to get up and eat in the middle of the night or right before bed about 6 weeks ago. My daughter started waking to nurse in the middle of the night so I got her on food about 4 weeks ago. She's now on 3 meals a day plus nursing 4 - 5 times a day. My milk production seems lower, yet I'm hungry a lot. I've had low back pain and what seemed light lightening (early kicking) this past week. I've had a few nauseous mornings and some light headed afternoons that seem to be helped by eating. I've heard a few stories about low HcG levels that resulted in negative EPTs even up to 20 weeks along. Beyond getting a blood test, what else can I do but keep testing once a week to confirm this is not a pregnancy?

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DeeDee - posted on 05/14/2011

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It is entirely possible that you are pregnant. I bf my 2nd son until he was 1 but I got pregnant when he was 11 mo. just after some spotting when he was 10 mo. old. For me, I had just a little spotting before I got pregnant again as I bf both my boys. With this 3rd baby I thought I was pregnant, showing various symptoms, but had negative tests. Went to the doctor and had my thyroid checked. my thyroid turned out to be very low. So, if your not sure what is going on I guess I only suggest a doctor's visit and discussing your symptoms with him or her. good luck

JoAnne - posted on 05/14/2011

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Jennifer - thanks for your support. I guess I'm just going to keep looking for the signs and taking better care to get more sleep/vitamins etc. Also, I think I'll start weighing and measuring once a week too. I'll let you know how it turns out. Keep me posted too.

Jennifer - posted on 05/07/2011

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I don't have advice for you, but I'm in the same situation. My daughter is 8.5 months old and I have been feeling the same way. I have taken a million ept tests, which one was positive, but the rest were negative. I have even had a negative blood test, but I still feel like I'm pregnant. I have to go in to have another blood test in about a week and a half. I have known a few people that have had negative hpt and blood tests throughout their pregnancies, so you very well could be. Good luck!

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