Sooooo, it's been a while since I've posted on pg.org and the forum categories have changed. Couldn't find a good place to post about this. LOL. If I am pg, I would be in this month which is why you lucked out to get my post!
A little background on me, I'm 33, DH is 31. We have a DD, 5 and a DS, 2.5. As much as I'd love to have more children, I developed Pre-E while in labor with my DD and earlier in the pg with DS, had Pre-E with HELLP syndrome. He ended up being two weeks early and I was advised not to risk my own health to have more. After a lot of thought, my DH and I made the decision for him to get a vasectomy. Soooooo, that was done at the end of September. BUT, after the post-vasec sperm analysis, they told us to bring in another sample in 4 weeks and continue to use protection until given the all clear. (I can't take hormonal birth control so we always use condoms.) The last month or so, we've gotten a little sloppy......we start without the condom but always finish with one. But I'm not always convinced that he doesn't "let some guys loose" before getting the condom on.
Anyway, so to the problem........This month: My period was supposed to start on Wednesday.....didn't start until Friday (2 days late, no biggy initially) and I only had a normal, bright red flow for 1.5 days. I've been spotting since Saturday afternoon and it pretty much stopped this afternoon. I normally don't have the heaviest period, but NONE of this is normal for me or even close to normal. I usually bleed for at least 4 days with probably a day or two of spotting afterward. Before my period was late, my boobs were a little sore but nothing major......I ALWAYS crave sweets so I can't go on that as far as expecting my period. And I have had NO cramping.
So, would you test? My DH would probably think I'm silly and tell me not to waste the money. But I can't help feeling uneasy. If I am pg, I need to get into the doctor and be monitored b/c I'm considered high risk. Plus, I obviously don't want to be drinking any if I am (not that I drink much to begin with, but still.....) But I do feel a little silly......I mean, what are the chances that I really am pregnant? Anyway, any thoughts, opinions, etc. are appreciated!!
And if you happen to know who I am and we are friends on FB, PLEASE do NOT say anything on there!!! LOL! Thanks!!
I would test, just for peace of mind
Thanks for you input ladies! I ended up running out to the store and grabbed a dollar store test. I was leaning towards doing that anyway and you kinda gave the push to actually do it. By the time I got back home, I had started spotting again. I took the test anyway knowing that it would probably be negative and isn't FMU anyway. It was BFN like I expected- especially with spotting again. Who knows.....maybe it is just super light this month. Obviously, with my health issues, a huge part of me is feeling relieved. But there is a small part of me that was kinda getting excited about the possibility of having one more....especially since it is pretty much out of the question at this point. But I know overall, it most likely would've been a stressful, difficult pregnancy. Thanks for listening to me for my short time here and good luck to all of you during the next 9 months and beyond!!!