Could I be pregnant? Opinions please(7 Posts)
So this is my first post just looking for some advice (sorry if this is TMI)
So I'll start from the beginning - in October 2015 I had a mc at around 7 weeks, 3 days after I found out, I was devastated, after this I went on the pill and stayed on it until September 2016. Once I came off it my period went back to normal (normal for be is heavy for around 3-4 days then gradually gets lighter for around 2-3 days) this went on for around 2 months. Then for around a month and half to 2 months I didn't get any period just mild spotting for like 1 day a few times - during this period I did a lot of pregnancy tests because I was feeling nauseous and stuff like that and I thought it could be implantation bleeding (this could all be in my head though - they were all negative). Then it came back it was kind of regular except it was REALLY light - basically like spotting and was only there when I wipes and only lasted at most 3 days. Then I didn't have a period for a month.
Then on the 22nd of Feb I got the light "period" again and that went on until late on the 23rd of Feb. My fertile window after that was between the 5th of March until the 10th of March - with the 9th being the day of ovulation. Me and my fiance had sex on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and the 10th (first thing in the morning).
A few days after my fertile window was over, I started getting some cramping - similar to period pain but a bit more intense, since then I've been feeling really nauseous - to the point that even the look of somethings make me gag, my smell has been really sensitive and strong smells make me feel even more nauseous, I've been really tired (this could be because I work full time and study at uni though) and I'e been getting sore heads which I never get surprisingly, and my boobs feel a lot heavier.
I'm at the point now where I don't know if I could be pregnant or not because my periods aren't even like periods anymore, and every time I do a test it's negative so I don't know if my brain is playing tricks on me because I really want to be pregnant. I'm obviously going to wait until a few days after my period is due to do a test.
Just want people's opinions on whether they think I could be pregnant?
Also I'm 21 (22 in June) and I'm actually embarrassed at how terrible my cycle is, makes me feel like I'm infertile at this age already
Simple answer - it's not really a matter of opinion - yes there is a chance you could be pregnant. Tests will be negative it's too early for them to be positive anyway.
This is clearly causing you a lot of stress - and stress is a major cause of irregular cycles.
Thanks, I know it's too early I'm trying to leave it as long as I can before I test, just need to try and not give into temptation...
I know stress causes it, and I get stressed about stressed it's such a pain
Don't get stressed - test once a week, every week.
It will soon take the guess work out of it.
Or don't test until you are aware of a bump
And stress? Yes, wouldn't we all love to not be stressed!
Stressed women fall pregnant, chilled out ones don't.
Please do not stress about being stressed
TTC is a lottery, and nobody knows what their fertility is like until they try to use it.
PacificDogwod, thank you for that, I'm always worried that because I stress so much that I won't get pregnant, guess it's just a waiting game.
I think chilled out women do fall pregnant, unless they're so relaxed they fail to have sex.
It's very early days since you've come off the pill OP so I think you've no reason to worry about fertility. Although sad, the mc shows that you are able to conceive.
I agree with a pp that regular testing (and less obsessing) sounds like a good strategy.
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