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Hi everyone. I just found out over the weekend that I am pregnant with my second child. It's way early. I'm just at 4 weeks and I'm going to be 39 in a week, so I am cautiously optimistic - okay, I'm freakishly elated actually. But, I'm trying to relax and not be a complete Nervous Nellie about this pregnancy.<br><br>
So, I call my OB office this afternoon to make an appointment, telling the woman who answered the phone that I had just tested positive. She asked how far away from my expected period I had tested, and I said something to the effect of "a few days past when my period was due."<br><br>
So she says (and I quote), "Oh, well, you know that could have been a false positive. Sometimes when women test that early they get false positives." To which, I said, "Well, that's news to me. I've done a bit of reading into it and my understanding is that false positives are extremely rare."<br><br>
"Well," she snuffed. (Yes, <i>snuffed</i>.) "I can go ahead and make you an appointment, but you should test in another week or two. The test will <i>probably</i> be more accurate then."<br><br>
So, I've spent the last hour reading more on the pregnancy tests, and I would think that having three positives in as many days would be pretty reliable. But, of course, she's got me freaking again.<br><br>
Just wanted to vent. Thanks for reading this far. I'm just not sure that I want to visit that office if they are going to promote that type of attitude. I <i>know</i> it's early. I <i>know</i> a lot can happen in the first few weeks. But, gee, a 'Congratulations' would have been nice. We haven't told anyone IRL yet, so I guess I was hoping for a slightly different reaction. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Oh, poooie on that awful receptionist!! Some people have such nerve!! Don't even give her a second thought, and major congratulations coming your way!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><br><br>
Happy gestating!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br><br>
The receptionist sounds like she doesn't know what she is talking about. Your tests are accurate!<br><br>
So, there!<br><br>
Congratulations!!!!!
 
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