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post #1421 of 1838
When I drank my coffee this morning it tasted funny, so I decided to test. There is a really faint line, but there is definitely a line. I'm 11 dpo, so I should test again in a few days, right?

Wow.

Wow, wow, wow.
post #1422 of 1838
I would.
post #1423 of 1838
Sounds like congrats are in order! I would be retesting, but it wouldn't be in a few days. Hours, maybe, but not days.
post #1424 of 1838
I have a random question and thought I'd try here first. Has anyone here heard of or experienced prenatal vitamins and/or nettle leaf tea lengthening a woman's luteal phase? I started both this cycle and now I'm starting to freak out slightly.

Background: DTD on CD 10, I o'd six days later; in 12 months of charting, I learned I usually ovulate on CD 18, so I took a calculated risk that we were safe. (I don't really chart CM because there's never much to find.) My LP is usually 10-12 days, never longer than 12, but I'm now on 15 dpo with no period. I keep getting funny little cramps like AF is just about to start, and right as I reach for the advil, they quit. I have no other symptoms otherwise. I feel great, actually. Could the vitamins be doing this?
post #1425 of 1838
So, I have dry CM today, after 3 weeks of watery CM. Based on this, i think i am safe for this cycle. Highly doubtful i am pregnant. Kinda disappointed in myself for obsessing.
post #1426 of 1838
Finally getting a chance to update. On Friday, I started to get nauseous at work and was like “woot”. Then when I got home, I started to get chills, proceeded to puke, and realized what was really happening was dh’s stomach bug (thanks DH). AF still hadn’t shown up on Saturday so I tested – BFN. At that point I knew there was no way I could be pregnant having these so called “symptoms” for so long and no positive test. Sure enough, AF reared her ugly head on Sunday night (CD 33 – 5 days late). So now I’m battling a stomach bug and AF. Nice.

Anyway, I am half relieved and half sad. At least I’m out of limboland, I’m over the bug, and AF is on her way out. What a crazy cycle it was – now that I have officially had every pregnancy symptom I have ever had and not been pregnant after all, I will only believe it if I see a BFP on a stick. DH and I are going to the big easy for a wedding in March right around what should be a pretty fertile time – maybe the setting will inspire him .

Congrats to those getting the answers they want, and to those who aren’t (and the ones frustrated to still be in limbo). Maybe I’ll be back here in March – haha!
post #1427 of 1838
BFN today but temp went back up. Only 9dpo so could def be too early. My Chart
post #1428 of 1838
Quote:
Originally Posted by outlier View Post
I have a random question and thought I'd try here first. Has anyone here heard of or experienced prenatal vitamins and/or nettle leaf tea lengthening a woman's luteal phase? I started both this cycle and now I'm starting to freak out slightly.
I have actually heard of prenatal vitamins lengthening the luteal phase a bit, but if you are 3 days past your usual LP I would definitely take a test. I hope you get the result you want.
post #1429 of 1838
Barefoot-- Thank you for the info! I learned early this morning that is what's lengthening this particular LP. I'm still a bit shocked, but definitely happy. I walked around with those sneaky sperm inside me for six days! I guess I was right all these past cycles to avoid having unprotected pre-o sex. This was our first time "risking" it early in my cycle, and this is what happened.
post #1430 of 1838
Boy, last night, i was convinced i was pregnant. Super sore bbs, nausea, slight cramping. My belly button hurt too which was weird, and my throat was sore.

today, my bbs still hurt, and i am super tired, but nothing else....

i hate my body.
post #1431 of 1838
How's everyone doing?
post #1432 of 1838
still not sure. some charts say i am late today. some not so sure. didnt start AF last month until the 4th, so i waiting then. but cramping a bit today, and it feels like i am starting all the time...got up 2 times last night thinking id see red but nothing.
post #1433 of 1838
Here I am again BLAHK I hate every cycle wondering if I screwed reading my signs correctly. Here's the story, I relied on my cervical position to tell me if I had O'd (and NOW I find out that should only be a secondary sign), anyways, but I took my temp the next morning (it was high) so I was convinced that I O'd.

So I should get my AF tomorrow. What's weird, is yesterday I got a lower temp (not real low and took it at 3:30am who know's if that was accurate), and my cervical position was low, so I figured, AF is coming for sure, because I check towards the end of my cycles and it goes down low the day of AF...well today it shot up (I checked it twice, morning it was mid way, and firm, later today it was softening and was up higher)...so this makes no sense at all. I'm sorry this is so long. The other thing is I've had a throbbing headache for the last couple of hours and I hear that can be a sign of pregnancy...I'm 23 and this is the first headache I've gotten EVER. I never get headaches, now I can sympathize with my poor husband who suffers from migraines. Aaanways, thoughts anyone?
post #1434 of 1838
I get headaches during my luteal phase normally, but mine were WAY WAY worse right after I got pregnant. I even had a 5-day migraine once when I was about 9 weeks. Ugh!
post #1435 of 1838
I guess this is where I fit in. We aren't trying but had 2 oopses right before I Oed so now we're in the 2ww. I'm about 6dpo and obsessing about every little thing.
post #1436 of 1838
I am still lurking.
I thought I might be pregnant last month, but got my period on cd 27. Had three days of medium flow, nothing for a day, then some light spotting and weird crampy feelings. On the day AF came my period was very high and posterior, which I thought was strange, as it is usually very low.
I know it's highly unlikely that I am pregnant, but I am still having pg symptoms - even more so than before AF came. My breasts are sore, nipples very sensitive when ds nurses, I have occasional waves of nausea, and gag while brushing my teeth, sensitivity to smells... And I keep dreaming that I am pregnant.
oh well. I'll just lurk here and obsess.
post #1437 of 1838
Plaid, I had a dream a week or so ago in which I was pg, but had just had AF, etc. In the dream, it was one of those "fake" AFs, and everything else (like minor weight gain), etc., made sense with the idea of being pg, once I figured out that I was. In the dream, I didn't realize I might be pg until I looked in the mirror and *looked* different!

Will you test, or will you wait until the mirror tells you?
post #1438 of 1838
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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post
Plaid, I had a dream a week or so ago in which I was pg, but had just had AF, etc. In the dream, it was one of those "fake" AFs, and everything else (like minor weight gain), etc., made sense with the idea of being pg, once I figured out that I was. In the dream, I didn't realize I might be pg until I looked in the mirror and *looked* different!

Will you test, or will you wait until the mirror tells you?


The mirror is telling me I have a big ol' belly, but I think it's a Ben and Jerry's belly and not a baby.

It's so crazy-making. I want another baby - later. Like in a couple of years. But I can't stop hoping I am actually pregnant now, even though that would not be good at all. Then when I think I might be pregnant I freak out, And when I think I am probably not pregnant I get sad. Maybe I need a new hobby?
post #1439 of 1838
I am practically in tears at the thought of having another baby right now. I have a 3, 2, and 1 year old. My one year old had heart surgery 3 months ago (she wasn't diagnosed until the day of the surgery). My 2 year old just broke his collarbone. We are struggling financially since I left my career to stay home with my youngest whom I knew something was wrong. And now...I'm 3 days late. Tests show a BFN, I think, but I am never late. AF is like clockwork. And I've gained 80 pounds since I started having babies, most of it in the last year due to stress and multiple antidepressants. I don't feel healthy enough or stable enough for a pregnancy right now. I just had to get this off my chest. Thanks for listening.
post #1440 of 1838
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Originally Posted by Maine Mama Doula View Post
I am practically in tears at the thought of having another baby right now. I have a 3, 2, and 1 year old. My one year old had heart surgery 3 months ago (she wasn't diagnosed until the day of the surgery). My 2 year old just broke his collarbone. We are struggling financially since I left my career to stay home with my youngest whom I knew something was wrong. And now...I'm 3 days late. Tests show a BFN, I think, but I am never late. AF is like clockwork. And I've gained 80 pounds since I started having babies, most of it in the last year due to stress and multiple antidepressants. I don't feel healthy enough or stable enough for a pregnancy right now. I just had to get this off my chest. Thanks for listening.
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