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Pregnant or not? So confused...

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wildfire613 Wed 03-Sep-14 08:24:00

So here's my story. Husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last 2 months only. I'd been on the pill for the last 10 years and thought for sure we wouldn't conceive for awhile still. I was due on sunday to begin my period and nothing came. I didn't think too much of it but bought a couple First Response Digital pregnancy tests anyways with the intent of taking it in a week if I still hadn't started. Well on a whim, the Monday morning, I decided what the hell, might as well take one. A few minutes later, my result said positive. At this point I was shocked it happened so fast. So I told my husband and went to the clinic. The clinic took.a test and first told me it was negative and asked why I thought I was pregnant. After explaining to him my situation and showing the results of my test, a very definite yes +, he said he trusted my test more and went to recheck his test, which he said oh there's a faint line. He schedule me for blood work and told me to go see my doctor. That night I went to bed, still hardly believing the situation. I woke up at 2 and needed to pee again, so to see if it was real or not, I took the second first response test. Again it came back positive. I went about my day, got my blood work done. I had always been miticulous about charting my periods, ovulating amd intercourse so I figured i was only about a month along according to my last period. Got a little more excited and even built up the nerves to tell my family we were expecting. Now, I had bought the clear blue weeks indicator test just to confirm my suspicions as to how far along I am. Although it said first morning pee, I took it at 2 am again when my body woke up. But this time, it said not pregnant. I'm trying to stay calm but now I'm starting to doubt this pregnancy. 1 positive, 1 false negative, 1 positive, 1 negative. What do I do?

Symptoms: missed period - 3 days late now. Swollen, sensitive breast. And not sure if it's just my imagination but tired alot it seems.

wigglylines Wed 03-Sep-14 08:28:46

Congratulations! A false positive is almost impossible AFAIK. False negatives on the other hand are common. And your doc said thrtr was a faint line, so that's a positive too. My faint line is now a bouncing 17 month old!
Congratulations on being pregnant!

GailLondon Wed 03-Sep-14 08:29:16

Hi wildfire, (just replied on the other thread you posted on too)

I think you are pregnant!
The first response tests are very sensitive, whereas the clearblue digital test is much less sensitive. So it may take a few more days to get a positive showing up on a clearblue digital.
In my experience, first response tests are very reliable.

wildfire613 Wed 03-Sep-14 08:51:06

Thanks ladies.

I'm just trying to be positive. I mean some of the early signs are there: tender/swollen Breasts. Itchy/sensitive nipples. Late period now by 3 days. Migraines coming back with a passion which I assume can only be hormone related. . .

IsabellaRoarsome Wed 03-Sep-14 09:14:07

I agree I think your pregnant, congratulations!!!
Give it a few days then try another clear blue as pp said they're not as sensitive as first response, that is unless your bloods come back before then and give you your answer anyway!
But from everything you've said I'd say you are pregnant thanks

wildfire613 Wed 03-Sep-14 23:18:53

Yeah, after my experience today, I'm starting to think it's real. I took another first response this afternoon when I started cramping and slight spotting, which had me worried at first, but it came back positive. Leads me to believe I finally implanted today. That's 3 positive's with first response, 1 false negative at the doctor's and 1 negative with clear blue. And to boot, all 3 first responses were taking at completely different times of the day. 1st on Monday at 8:30 am, second one Tuesday at 2:30 am and third one today at 12:45 p.m. that can't be a coincidence.

wigglylines Thu 04-Sep-14 01:09:18

It's not a coincidence, you're pregnant! Congratulations!

Pregnancy tests work by picking up a hormone present in pregnancy. The positive tests worked because they picked up enough of the pregnancy hormone to make a positive. If you were not pregnant, that would not have happened.

The negative tests do not test for you not being pregnant, if you see what I mean. All the negative result means is that they did not pick up enough of the pregnancy hormone to show a positive test. That does not mean you're not pregnant. Just that that test didn't get enough of the hormone to work on that specific occasion.

A positive test trumps a negative every time.

Now put down those sticks and congratulate yourself! And find your way over to the June babies thread, there will be one here somewhere.

Oh, and congratulations, again! flowers

wildfire613 Thu 04-Sep-14 01:18:59

From what I calculated, I should be due may 10th. Wouldn't that make me the May babies thread :-). And thank you. :-)

wigglylines Sat 06-Sep-14 08:34:41

Oh yes, sorry, May babies!

I'm a May baby btw. Lovely time of the year to have a birthday smile

wildfire613 Sat 06-Sep-14 13:08:49

Unfortunately there won't be a may baby. I miscarried on Thursday. But hoping to get back at it soon.

Birdiegirl Sat 06-Sep-14 13:12:39

Wildfire so sorry for your loss.

wildfire613 Sat 06-Sep-14 13:46:08


wigglylines Sun 07-Sep-14 01:45:35

Oh wildfire I'm so sorry. I hope you're OK.

wildfire613 Sun 07-Sep-14 15:53:41

I am. It was heart breaking at first but we barely had time to let the pregnancy sink in to begin with. Found out about the pregnancy Monday morning. Lost it Thursday morning. It still hadn't really registered. I remember taking tests all 3 days because I thought for sure it wasn't real given the fact that this was baby number 1 and that we'd only been trying aka off the pill for less than 2 months. But I had a follow up yesterday with the doctor from the emergency, and he said my hcg levels are down to negative which means this was an actual miscarriage and I wasn't imagining it. He also said there is no reason to have to wait given the fact that I lost it so early. Waiting is a personal choice to let your cycles resort themselves. That's great news because the hubby wants to try again as soon as the bleeding stops. After all, I've read time and time again that pregnancies and free miscarriage are almost instantaneous and successful since you tend to be more fertile. Almost to say your body wants you to get pregnant again to make up for losing the other one. Maybe I'll have my rainbow baby soon.

soph123kay Sun 07-Sep-14 21:32:07

wildfire I had an early miscarriage on the 11/08 ive just found out im pregnant again and I haven't even had another period so it is possible!!as you can imagine im worried that its going to happen again. me and my dc started as soon as the bleeding stopped. xx

soph123kay Sun 07-Sep-14 21:32:36

dp not dc!!!!

wildfire613 Mon 08-Sep-14 01:24:00

Congrats and I really hope the same happens for us. :-)

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