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So...crazy things are happening and I really need help from anyone who has any knowledge on this issue!!!<br><br>
I am about 5 months PP and exclusively breastfeeding my son so no pp cycles returned yet. For the last month or so I have been having the same symptoms I had when I got pregnant the first time: cramping, low lying back ache, tired-ness all the time, extra weight fluxes, mood changes, irritability...the only thing I haven't had that's the same is the nausea.. I use an ovulation microscope and every few days it shows ferning or signs of ovulation but no cycles yet! I have taken three pregnancy tests and all came back negative. My husband keeps saying he just knows I am pregnant.<br><br>
Is this possible??? I am not opposed to it nor is my husband, in fact we'd love another and can't imagine having to wait 2 years to get pregnant again but...I guess I need to know wha the chances are of getting pregnant while breastfeeding (even though I know pretty low), why do<br>
I feel pregnant and why am I showing that I am ovulating on my microscope if in fact I am not?? Or am I?? And if so, why haven't I had a returned cycle yet??? If you ovulate, don't you need a period to expel an un-fertilized egg??? Wow, I sound like an idiot who knows nothing but these questions just never occured to me when we were meeting with our midwife, I find it silly to make a dr's appt to ask these questions, and pp stuff just seemed obvious to me until now!!! If someone can help, I'd really appreciate it!!!<br><br>
Thanks so much!<br>
~~*Kristina*~~
 

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I'm not pp, and haven't been for a long time. I was on depo bc, and got my last shot in dec. '05. I waited and waited for a period, I finally got one in Oct. '07, however I didn't get pregnant 2 weeks after that one, but sometime in Dec' 07. I had no other periods than that one, I think sometimes our bodies do things that don't always make sense. I'm sorry this is kinda ot, but I hope it helps.
 

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It is possible that you are pregnant, but I think unlikely given the three negative tests. I have heard that when your fertility is returning PP you can "gear up" to ovulate a number of time without actually releasing an egg, so maybe that is what the ferning is?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It is possible that you are pregnant, but I think unlikely given the three negative tests. I have heard that when your fertility is returning PP you can "gear up" to ovulate a number of time without actually releasing an egg, so maybe that is what the ferning is?</div>
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Thanks for the replies and good to know I am not the only one. I feel like I am going crazy sometimes... I am not worried about being pregnant because we really would like to be again so I don't test often but if I am, I'd like to know so that I can plan everything and get started on proper care with a new growing little one! I just don't want to find out later that I am like 6 months pregnant and only have a short time to get everything together. Oh, it's all a lot!!! I am excited about the unknown but I wish things were more predictable like before...I knew exactly when I ovualted and exactly when to test and I knew I was pregnant before I tested and it was all so scheduled...this time around I guess it will just be when it happens!!!<br><br>
Thanks again!<br>
~~*Kristina*~~<br><a href="http://www.totsites.com/3seawell" target="_blank">www.totsites.com/3seawell</a>
 
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