A little help please- pregnant or not?

(45 Posts)
Mummyoftwo12 Thu 04-Oct-12 10:02:04


Sorry I have never posted in here before so not sure if I'm doing it right smile

Basically I had sex on the 15th September with the OH. My last period was 8th sept. I am due on in the next 5-6 days but for the last 3 days have been feeling really sick in the morning and was sick this morning. I'm extremely tired and always needed a wee and over the last 2 weeks I have been off my food. Is there a chance I could be pregnant.

I have 2 children already and the morning sickness was showing straight away and I was really ill with it so could it show this early if I was?

I have also stopped smoking 3 days ago so I thought the patches may be causing my sickness, but I had the patches on around 2 weeks ago for a week and wasn't sick once and I can't seem to find any info that would lead the patches to give you sickness in the morning.

Any advice or help would be grateful! Thank you x

cupcake78 Thu 04-Oct-12 10:17:47

Yes you could be, you but you also may not be. Only one way to find out.

Mummyoftwo12 Thu 04-Oct-12 10:21:56

Would it be too early to test? Apparently I'm due on my period around the 7th of this month so 3 days away or should I wait till I'm due? Xthanks

cupcake78 Thu 04-Oct-12 10:25:10

That's up to you really, you maybe ok to test but if its negative and you still feel sick then you may need to retest.

Personally I've found cheap supermarket tests the most accurate and if you have symptoms it may show. It's your call.

WeAreSix Thu 04-Oct-12 10:31:37

I agree with Cupcake.

You could test early, get a negative and wait a few days then retest if your period doesn't show up.

Or you could test early, get a positive and celebrate smile (assuming this is good news!)

I've always found First Response good for early testing. Good luck!

Mummyoftwo12 Thu 04-Oct-12 10:42:37

Well silly me calculated my periods wrong! From the dates I have found I am due on tomorrow/Saturday. That makes my most fertile days the 15th-20th September - 15th September being when we had sex.

Oh yes it's very good news if I am. I only want 1 more child as my 2 are a handful as it is lol smile will go and get a test. Knowing me its just me thinking I am but don't understand the sickness. Only one way to find out! X thanks x

WeAreSix Thu 04-Oct-12 11:05:15

Keep us updated smile

Mummyoftwo12 Thu 04-Oct-12 11:53:34

Just did a test and came up negative. The test I did though was the ones from the 1st day of your missed period which isn't till this weekend. Would it still show up that I was pregnant if I was being so close to my period? Little bit gutted now sad x

WeAreSix Thu 04-Oct-12 13:14:34

What brand did you use? They all have different levels to detect hCG. I know how you feel too well, been in your shoes before x

Mummyoftwo12 Thu 04-Oct-12 14:05:52

I used a tesco one, 2 in the pack in a blue box. Was told that the supermarket ones are just as good but have just ordered a clear blue one so will wait and see. Maybe my symptoms are just non smoking related. X

Mummyoftwo12 Fri 05-Oct-12 07:55:57

Well have been sick again this morning, having a few very very light cramps so it may be my period is coming. I don't know sad feel sick as a dog and don't know why. Going to wait till Monday and if period hasn't come then will test again. If period had come then will head to the doctors and find out why every morning I am throwing up but not pregnant. :/ x

WeAreSix Sat 06-Oct-12 20:57:07

How are you mummyoftwo12?

I think the Tesco tests detect about 25ml, but First Response about 10ml which is why I was asking.

Any signs of the dreaded AF yet?

Mummyoftwo12 Sun 07-Oct-12 07:31:02

I'm ok thank you smile still no period! I know I'm due in between Friday and today! Still feeling extremely sick in the morning. Right at this moment I'm feeling really sick but just drinking tea to suppress it. Only thing that helps. My breasts are tender but not as tender as if my period was coming today, they are normally so sore I cannot touch them.

I took a clear blue yesterday and that come up negative. If Af doesn't come tomorrow then will do another one but I don't have any signs of it coming today as I normally get extremely bad cramps, so bad I have to take nurofen and a hot water bottle for the first day. All the symptoms would suggest pregnant but I'm not getting my hopes up as I will probably come on tomorrow!! Lol x x

Also it's very unusual for my period to come late as its like clockwork! my period on the 6/7 September - 28 day cycle so that works out my period was due 4/5th October which was thurs/fri but have given a few days. I was on Holiday between the 4th and 11th August and I came on the 10th so I had my period the next month and then expecting it to come this week and it still hasn't so it's just very weird! Just a waiting game! Which I hate sad

Mummyoftwo12 Sun 07-Oct-12 07:32:16

Also WeAreSix , you have said about the levels the tests detects - I don't understand- is 10ml good or bad? X

WeAreSix Sun 07-Oct-12 10:32:25

It detects a lower level of the hormone, that's how it works so early x

HaveALittleFaith Sun 07-Oct-12 10:47:25

I'd second a First Response (early response). They are more sensitive. Imagine it like this: FRER are sensitive to 10ml/U compared to Tesco at 25ml/U. Clearblue I believe are about 100ml/U. So to get a positive on a clearblue you'd have to have at least 100 of the hcg hormone in your urine to get a positive. With a FRER, you'd only need 10, so it's 10 times more sensitive. That's why some tests will claim they can be used before AF is due - they detect the hormone even at a very low level soon after conception.
I also preferred the pink dye tests. Less questionable! I got fuzzy BFPs on Internet cheapies but a clear BFP with a FRER 2 days before AF was expected. I didn't try with a clearblue until a few days after AF was due.

Mummyoftwo12 Sun 07-Oct-12 11:13:27

Ok, I'm on my way to tesco now so will get a frer. Had some cramps this morning but nothing. Here's to hoping! X will update x

cupcake78 Sun 07-Oct-12 12:03:25

Good luck! I hope it's what your wanting grin

Mummyoftwo12 Sun 07-Oct-12 15:16:22

Ok well I took the test and came back negative. Have had more cramps today but no period! It's very odd as the only time I actually get cramping is when I'm on my first day. Its a very weird cramping also, like throbbing/pulsing/aching.

I was hoping for positive and all the signs point to positive but it came up negative. sad

cupcake78 Sun 07-Oct-12 17:06:24

Really sorry it's not what you wanted. Hope your back to normal soon so you can try again if you want to. wink

jksfii Sun 07-Oct-12 17:13:57

Hi Mummyoftwo12, in the same boat as you really. Due on about now really, but had what I can only describe as period pains/ovary pains for over a week which is rather longer than I normally do. Very tempted to do a test but as only 2nd month of trying and I'm 41, I would be amazed if it was positive so I'm trying to assume my period will begin later to avoid disappointment. Good luck to you x

Mummyoftwo12 Sun 07-Oct-12 17:31:56

That's what I'm just thinking- late period so I don't get my hopes up. Its hard though as all the symptoms point to it but until I get my period I will just wait it out x good luck for your tests x fingers crossed!! X

Redbird12 Sun 07-Oct-12 17:38:46

Hi mummyoftwo & jksfii, I'm another one here in the same boat, AF a couple of days late but have felt crampy type period like pains over last few days so keep expecting it make an appearance but nothing yet. Felt a bit sick this week as well but did last month before AF arrived so don't want to read too much into that. Plan to test tomorrow morning if still no sign of AF.
Mummyoftwo it's worth re-testing again, with my 1st (sadly ended in MMC), the test showed negative 2 days after AF due and only came up positive a few days later. Keeping fingers crossed this time after a 2nd MMC earlier this year although don't want to get my hopes up too much yet, suspect AF may just be a little late.

Mummyoftwo12 Sun 07-Oct-12 18:56:33

Just remember we had sex twice that weekend the second time being the morning after and nothing used. It was 2 days away from when I was ovulating . Still getting the cramps but still no period. Off to docs this week!

Mummyoftwo12 Mon 08-Oct-12 08:47:20

Still nothing this morning. Extreme nausea and have been sick! Hot flushes this morning and no AF, have slight cramping again and negative test!! Argh just hurry up and come if she is coming! So frustrating. The other half is so cool about it, he just says oh it looks like we are having another baby then and there's me here constantly wondering what is going on. Men have it easy lol!

jksfii Mon 08-Oct-12 08:49:01

Hi mummyoftwo & redbird12 - due yesterday going off previous months but still no period and feel bit sick, bloated and bad back! Couldn't wait afterall & did test last night but bfn. We'll see what happens today.

Mummyoftwo12 Mon 08-Oct-12 08:54:15

Redbird12 you have the same symptoms as me, it's now 3 days late which I am never. I've had sickness for nearly a week now and most mornings I am bringing up my tea. I can't drink milk or cereal as the thought of it is making me feel ill. Didn't even eat my lovely roast pork dinner yesterday or apple crumble ehich is mental as I love my Sunday dinners/puddings. I stopped smoking last week and have enjoyed the smell of smoke when the other half smokes in the garden but just had a really strong whiff of it this morning when no one was even smoking and nearly threw up!

I went to see a pyschic 3 weeks ago who told me I would be having a baby boy and that i needed to stop smoking and have tried in vain to stop over the last three weeks and managed to finally stop last Tuesday with the patches and haven't had one since, so maybe that's where my symptoms are coming from? I keep telling myself that!

Good luck with your tests, I'm sick of buying the things so going to leave it till the end of the week and see if AF comes if not, I know I'm pregnant and will go to the doctors! The waiting game is awful x x

Mummyoftwo12 Mon 08-Oct-12 08:57:06

Jksfii - good luck, let us know how you get on! I've had the sickness for nearly a week now and cramps since yesterday with slight achy back but nothing like I was due on. X

Redbird12 Mon 08-Oct-12 13:16:44

Tested this morning & negative. But no sign of AF, all cramps now gone which isn't what I would expect if i was about to come on & feel pregnant....just nearly barfed when went up to the canteen for lunch & smelt some of the food.
Plan to test again in another couple of days if AF doesn't make an appearance before then, especially knowing the 1st time I was preg, I didn't get a positive test till i was 5 weeks.

Mummyoftwo12 Mon 08-Oct-12 19:52:49

Got back ache now so maybe af will make a show sad hope not x

Mummyoftwo12 Tue 09-Oct-12 07:13:36

She hasn't made an appearance yet so still hope!!! Was sick as soon as I woke this morning. Just praying she doesn't come by the end of the week. I will be so upset if she does as it seems so clear I'm pregnant!

My boyfriend thought the sickness might be me leaving my patch on over night but took it off before I went to bed and was still sick this morning. He will gutted aswell if she comes! There is always next month though! Just heart breaking!

I have back ache and still very very light cramping but the back ache is there? Is that a sign? Lol

I must go to the toilet around 15 times a day to check If she has come and get so excited when she hasn't. I'm 4 days late today, going to go and get some more tests today

Fingers crossed for me and everyone else waiting!

How are you getting on redbird12? X x

Mummyoftwo12 Tue 09-Oct-12 09:25:13

Another neg test sad just wish things would hurry up! sad sad

sparkle101 Tue 09-Oct-12 12:58:58

With my dd I got negatives every day for a week after I was due af, so keep everything crossed!

Redbird12 Wed 10-Oct-12 07:45:02

I did another test this morning but still BFN! I'm now 4 days late as well and don't know what to think anymore. I'm wondering if my cycle's got messed up by being on holiday last month & the change in routine. I'm trying to let myself down gently so I don't get my hopes up as it doesn't seen very likely that I really am pregnant based on the test results -however, I will test again in 2 days time.

Appreciate the message sparkle101, does give me some hope to keep on testing.

Let me know how you are getting on mummyoftwo and jksfii?

Mummyoftwo12 Wed 10-Oct-12 10:54:46

Well I'm out sad sad sad either I have my dates mixed up and it's implantation bleeding or the bitch has come. Normally my period on my first day is very painful and heavy! Changing tampax every hour and a half usually but not today!

I wiped today and it was very light pink so just used a tampax and thought obviously not my month. I took it out about an hour later, normally it'd covered but I looked at it and it was brown blood with a bit of red. I put in another one and took it out about half an hour ago and it was brown again with a little red. Nothing like my usual period.

I have no cramps and was sick again this morning. If AF is here why can't she come out in full force instead of teasing me.

Have resigned myself to the fact I am not pregnant so having a cosy day and feeling sorry for myself!!! sad sad good luck with yours redbird x x

WeAreSix Wed 10-Oct-12 11:00:17

Hi mummy I've just caught up... Have you thought about going to the doctor? A blood test would be conclusive. I've been in your position before and totally convinced myself I was pregnant. Fortunately my GP has always been understanding and did bloods so I could know for sure one way or another.

It drove me crazy - I bet your head is all over the place!

Mummyoftwo12 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:06:02

I think that is it- I have convinced myself I am so therefore I think I am.

I don't think I am, and I just keep thinking there is always next month and the month after that haha!

I just want a baby sad will be having sexy time every day this month after the cow bag has gone! I will be pregnant before Christmas lol!!!

We are going to see the mortgage advisor this week so that's something to look forward too I suppose!

Feeling a bit more positive at the moment, was in tears earlier on the phone to the other half. I'm not a patient person!

Now to find ways to get duffed up easier! Lol x x thanks all x

Redbird12 Wed 10-Oct-12 13:50:00

Sorry to hear AF has arrived mummy although if it's any consolation i previously conceived the month after having a really light period.

Still crossing my fingers (although trying not to be too optimistic), really want it to happen this month as away with work at the prime time for next month....saying that not sure any more when prime time will be until/if AF arrives.

Will keep you updated after next test (or period arrival)....I agree v hard to not get obsessed, must not think about it, must get of MN & back to work!

Mummyoftwo12 Thu 11-Oct-12 07:49:41

How's it going red? Any news? It is so frustrating waiting, but me and the Oh are doing it properly this month we weren't really trying to figure out things etc but we were both gutted at AF yesterday so we are going full throttle after she had gone! Have ordered the temp thing and the ov sticks so will be using them. Hope they come with instructions lol! Its just the wait from ov to testing will kill me so have ordered some cheap ones as spent £40 On tests last week! Here's to a November BFP! Fxd x

WeAreSix Thu 11-Oct-12 12:54:11

Good luck getting your BFPs! I'm normally such a broody person but reading this and reminding myself of how hard it was to get pregnant in the first place makes me relieved that I'm never doing it again grin

Redbird12 Fri 12-Oct-12 07:22:07

No good news I'm afraid, another BFN this morning but still no sign of AF. Saw acupuncturist yesterday, she said my pulses felt different and could be a sign of pregnancy but I'm trying not to get my hopes up as all the tests are saying differently! Will test again in a couple of days, tomorrow will be a week since AF due.

Mummyoftwo12 Fri 12-Oct-12 10:59:10

Oh red its horrible isn't it. Why not go the the dr and get a blood test? Fingers crossed for BFP!! I'm sick of waiting to try again only 2 more days then I'm clear of AF and then will start OPK-ing in around 5 days. Have brought loads of cheapies from ebay to see if they work. X

Redbird12 Sun 14-Oct-12 11:39:20

Another BFN this morning! I have now given up on the idea that I could be pregnant and am trying to bring myself back to reality as it is now over a week since AF was due so I would definitely be testing positive by now if I was pregnant. Just seems that AF has gone AWOL this month for some reason which won't help with future planning.
Good luck mummy with ttc this month and I am hoping we also have more luck and my cycles get back to normal.

Mummyoftwo12 Tue 16-Oct-12 10:23:59

Any news??? X x grin

Redbird12 Tue 16-Oct-12 20:06:19

AF has finally arrived - 10 days late! So definitely not pregnant, just a really irregular cycle sad

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