I am 22, average, and healthy for the most part.
My husband and I have been "not really" trying but trying nonetheless to have a baby for just under a year now.
( by that I mean no more protection, but not tracking my ovulation and whatnot)
I havent gotten pregnant yet which makes me think that I am unable to... But recently my body has been acting odd. For example: Super tired, random bouts of nausea ( but not actual puking), and i am emotional trainwreck ( to the point that my poor hubby doesnt know what to do), and last but not least my period has been really light but has lasted an extra 2-3 days longer than normal. Things that lead me to believe that I might be pregnant. I dont know if its all in my head and I just kinda want some reassurance before i go to the store to get a test. I have done the test before and nothing is more disheartening then a negative...
With the symptoms i have listed the only thing that leads me to beleive i am not pregnant is that my light period is long and not short...
Help or suggestions?
And another question, how long do I or should i wait in order to get an accurate result on a pregnancy test since i am still currently on my weird period?
Last edited by Stephania7833; 12-15-2011 at 06:15 PM.
I don't have any experience with implantation bleeding but it sounds to me like maybe you should try a test.
Most of us are veteran POASers LOL and maybe a little addicted to POAS (Peeing On A Stick) but I agree it is incredibly heartbreaking getting that BFN. It's also something I'm used to at this point (13 months of actively TTC). If you do get a negative there are lots of wonderful ladies on here who are a huge support!
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A lot of women bleed lightly during early pregnancy or just have spotting. It could be implantation bleeding for sure. Did your bleeding start on time for when you should have your period or was it early or late? Sometimes that can help you figure out if it's implantation bleeding or not. I believe implantation usually happens 6-12 days give or a take a day or two in either direction after you ovulate. Sometimes it can happen around the time you would normally expect your period which is why it's good to take a test to see. It is terrible to get that negative but at least then you would know for sure. Also unfortunately it's pretty standard for it to take a year for the average healthy couple to get pregnant. Seems awful that it can take a year but I've seen more often than not that it does take about that long. We're at 7 months now and it already feels like FOREVER so I know how you feel. I hope you get some answers soon. Good luck sweetie!
I agree with the other ladies, try a test. then at least you know. Also, before you think you can't get pregnant - how often do you and DH DTD (do the deed)? Is it like once/twice a week, b/c maybe you just missed the days you O'd.
I agree with Leah - they say most couples it can take up to a year, and yes, that seems like FOREVER! DH and I are currently at 6 months, and I honestly thought it wouldn't take this long, b/c I always told DH when we first started trying "it can take 6 months or longer" (he was REALLY nervous about starting when we did b/c I wasn't employed) but boy I was right!! and yes, I'm sure we all know people that get pregnant either w/o trying, or one their first try....grrrr.
While a lot of people will agree that it will happen when you least expect it, or when you stop stressing about it (which sounds like you aren't since you aren't really trying) it's also not as easy as people think it is! (I was one of them until I started trying myself!!!)You have like what, 12-24 hours that the egg is present, then the sperm have to be good swimmers, and your cervix has to be perfect....etc. etc. My point is, that YES it CAN happen by "just seeing what happens" but not to get down on yourself that is hasnt happened that way....maybe it is now time to truly start "trying".
I agree with what everyone has already said. Try a test. If it's negative, you can start tracking your basal body temperature this cycle and really "try" in the sense that you can start to see when you are ovulating and time DTD to give you a better chance. Unfortunately, even when "the stars are all aligned," it can take a normal, healthy couple a year of "trying" before a pregnancy occurs. And if you aren't timing intercourse with ovulation...well, it can take even longer. Charting will let you know whether your cycle indicates that everything is "normal" as far as your hormones, too. It's not perfect, but will at least clue you in to some of the issues that could prevent pregnancy (like not ovulating or a short luteal phase). There's a good support network here if you stick around!
I took a test this morning and it was negative. My period was on time give or take a day or so... I don't really have a predictable period.
I just don't know anything about charting or any of that stuff.
Also I need to know what's wrong with me then if it's not because of a baby.
And what is implantation bleeding?
Buy a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Seriously. Buy it ASAP and read it! It goes into charting, fertility, fertility issues that are easily overcome, etc, how charting helps with TTC and discovering issues, and more. I think every woman should own a copy and read it, even if not wanting to have kids!
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)