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Pregnancy test advice please

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HappyGirl86 Sat 23-May-15 12:17:32

Hi Everyone,
I am currently on holiday and ive been feeling quite dizzy at times and also more tired than normal. I put this down to the heat and air conditioning. I also noticed my breasts are more sensitive. My partner and I have been trying to conceive after I came off the pill. My period was due yesterday so I thought we could do a pregnancy test just to see what it said and it had two lines (which it said indicates pregnancy) although one is more faint than the other. I am experiencing some cramps almost like my period is on its way but it hasn't appeared yet. If I was pregnant I would only be very early stages.
Can anyone advise if this is normal? And if you think the test suggests I am pregnant?
Thank you in advance!

Lovethebubbles Sat 23-May-15 12:19:39

I would say you're definitely pregnant! Congratulationsgrin

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 23-May-15 12:21:24

That looks like 2 lines to me, congrats to you both grin

Steph1502 Sat 23-May-15 12:26:35

Definite 2 lines congrats!! I got cramps with all 4 of my pregnancies. I just put it down to implantation and my growing uterus. Hope you manage to enjoy the rest of your holiday and aren't too tired. xx

applecore0317 Sat 23-May-15 12:27:25

Definitely pregnant. That line is darker than the one I got on my positive and am now 39 weeks smile Congratulations. Cramping is fairly normal in the first trimester, only worry if you get red blood accompanied by cramps.

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 23-May-15 12:29:54

That's how my test looked and I now have a big bump blocking my view grin Congratulations!

HappyGirl86 Sat 23-May-15 12:30:10

Phew, thanks everyone! We are actually on our honeymoon so I guess it's extra special news.
Sorry to sound like a stress head but how strong are 'normal' cramps? It almost feels like I am going to get a period.
Also, how do I work out how far gone I am?
Thanks for the advice xx

Steph1502 Sat 23-May-15 12:34:10

Awww that's lovely congrats on both counts!! You count from the first day of your last period so if you were due yesterday then you will roughly be 4 weeks and 1 day. That's if you have a regular 28 day cycle. Book into your GP when you get home and contact your local midwife service and they'll be able to help you out. Once you get your 12 week scan you'll get a more accurate date xx

HappyGirl86 Sat 23-May-15 12:35:58

Thank you! It's actually my first proper cycle since coming off the pill so I feel really nervous like something is going to go wrong. It all seems a bit too good to be true!
I guess I'm such a pessimist!

amyd42 Sat 23-May-15 12:36:12

Congratulations!!!! My cramps when I was early pregnant were worse than my period pains. To the point I didn't dare go to the toilet as I was sure I'd be bleeding. But I wasn't and the little pain giver is now 2.5 thanks

HappyGirl86 Sat 23-May-15 12:37:41

Hehe! I feel like that Amyd42! Good to hear it's normal :-)

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 23-May-15 12:37:52

I used a calculator on Dr Google to get a rough estimate before my first appt. I had cramping before 9 weeks that felt like period pains but only lasted a short period each time

sianihedgehog Sat 23-May-15 12:40:35

I got worse cramps than my period, too! I also had some early bleeding, which freaked me RIGHT out, but I'm now 29 weeks with a very active bump!

HappyGirl86 Sat 23-May-15 12:45:46

Definitely making me feel better that cramps are normal. Thanks everyone.
I will call the doctor when I get home. At what stage do they normally see you?

Fattycow Sat 23-May-15 12:51:16

Congratulations! The doctor will most likely not be interested and just tell you to contact the midwife. My first appointment was at 9 weeks.

Hophop987 Sat 23-May-15 13:01:26

I got cramps with both of my pregnancies and the second time it was the symptom that made me do the test. They are definitely normal and I would say mine were worse than period cramps.

HappyGirl86 Sat 23-May-15 13:08:45

Thank you so much everyone for the advice. I feel like I can relax (a little bit!)

scarednoob Sat 23-May-15 19:35:27


I was so sure AF was coming any minute for about 4 weeks. It is such a daft design that PMT, periods and early pregnancy feel exactly the same!! Mild period cramps = totally normal.

Enjoy your holiday and just watch the sun - hormones make you much more prone to burning!

HappyGirl86 Sat 23-May-15 21:22:00

Thanks scarednoob. It's funny you should say that as I hardly ever burn in the sun (don't usually tan either, just stay pasty White!) and the other day the sun caught my shoulders and my chest and I had factor 30 sunscreen on. I thought it was strange but maybe that explains it! Xx

Lottiedoubtie Sat 23-May-15 21:33:46

feeling like you are about to have a period is definitely normal! I was convinced that was what was happening.

Whether your GP is interested in the news or not depends massively on which area you live in- so if you don't 'know' best thing to do is to make an appointment- they will def be able to point you in the right direction if not do the referral to midwifery for you.

Everyone will tell you that they 'don't even do a pregnancy test' whilst this is normal- mine did do one! Perhaps I don't look trustworthy grin

S2b16 Sat 23-May-15 21:33:58

Awwww lovely news, extra special on your honeymoon smile congratulations x

Roseybee10 Sat 23-May-15 21:45:55

That's a very strong line. It's rare it's as dark as the control line, especially this early. Congratulations xx

strawberry01 Sat 23-May-15 21:49:54

100% pregnant that is a very strong line! Congrats smile

amyd42 Sat 23-May-15 22:15:14

Ok, novice here but how do I see the picture attached to the original message?

DanyStormborn Sat 23-May-15 22:38:17

Congratulations. I had quite a lot of cramps in early pregnancy and now have a healthy two month old baby.

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