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so, i am still nursing my 7 month old, and havent have my menstration return yet, but how would one know if they are pregnant or not, besides the obvious things like taking a pregnancy test or noticing a big, round belly<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
has this happened to any of you, becoming pregnant while still nursing a young baby? just curious how one could tell, if one could, that they were pg. Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I have a 7 mo too and for some reason (maybe just paranoia?) I've been obsessing about the same thing. I nursed my last babe until he was 4yo and has no ppaf until he was 21 mo. I never started to "worry" until he was over 2 but this time is different. I would imagine the only way to truly tell is by taking a test like you said. It's tough though since when you're thinking about it, one always seems to notice symptoms of pregnancy even when they're not there. Oy.<br><br>
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I have a friend who has had more than one pregnancy while nursing. Both were within the first 8 months. She knew because she started to feel sick, so she was about 6 or so weeks along. Her sickness comes on early due to Hyperemesis. Just a side note though... her babies had pacifiers regularly which increases the chances of fertility returning.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I've been wondering this exact same thing. dd is 10.5 mo and I have ebf her. She is eating more and though I nurse every 2 hr. or so I think she is nursing less too.... Well.. I've been feeling a little nauseous the past week and today I had a little food aversion episode today. I think it might be to early to test but I'm dying to put my "what-if" wondering mind to rest!! Waiting to take a test is soooo hard!<br><br>
af doesn't visit our house these pp days so I'm a bit unsure if this is "it" or not.<br><br>
Do the breasts become sore even though one nurses?<br><br>
ETA I can't spell! Of course I meant nausea and not noxios!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hmmm, good question re breast soreness and nursing. The only reference I personally have is that I was still nursing my ds when I becamse pg this last time but he was 4. My breasts were definately tender. My friend who has had a few back to backers says her do get sore. The thing for me though is that I don't usually experience that until after I'm already aware that I'm pg kwim? Same with any nausia. I start getting sick between 6 to 8 weeks along. My first noticable symptom is always cramps and sometimes peeing. I have cramps as we speak... having dp bring home a test. If it's negative I can only hope it's the return of af! I actually want her to come back because I'm starting to entertain thoughts of birth control which I haven't ever been on. I've been a faithful NFPer. Oy mamas!! I'll post results.
 

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See I have been wondering too, cause DD(18mo) will latch on my right breast and then pull away and tell me "all gone" and thats wierd....plus my breasts have been not sore, but tender?<br>
I am on BC, but am that lucky .1% that winds up with a baby anyways<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I am going in for a yearly on the 14th so I will know for sure then..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I will report back.
 

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Yea... I'm wondering because I've been having cramps for like a week now, I remember with dd that i felt like af was going to come ANY minute for like a week or two... it's that same I remember... no tender breasts but nausea. I didn't get tember breasts until week 8 or so.
 

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Yes, for me they did! Actually, it was quite painful. I was still nursing my son when I became pregnant with my daughter and I had to brace myself every time he nursed. I think that's why he weaned at that point- it couldn't have been very enjoyable for him when I was stiffening up in pain! (But he was 20 months anyway). Of course everyone is different, so maybe someone else wouldn't have that much breast tenderness with pregnancy....
 

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I go to Dollar Tree and stock up on $1 tests. And I take one every month or so, just to make sure they come out negative.<br><br>
When my DS was a year old, I found out I was pg with DD. The first cue was that nursing hurt and he could not be comforted by nursing. . .there wasn't enough milk.
 
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