Getting Pregnant

17 and Maybe Pregnant

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 17 years old and my boyfriend is 18. We love each other very much and plan to marry when I turn 18. Well, my mother died years ago and I have longed for a mother-child relationship. My father could care less if I die. While I was growing up, my main priority has been a family and becoming a mother. I do want to go to college but I would like to wait and have a child.

Nine Pregnancy Tests With Inconclusive Results

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I am so confused. I am 2 days late for my period. Last week I did early result HPTs; 3 came up positive followed by 2 negative. I went to the doctor and he said most likely not. The same day I got a strange pain (which later found out was cramping), went to hospital and they did a blood test. It came back negative. When my period was due I did another hpt and came back positive and 4 have since. I went back to doctor for blood test which came back inconclusive -- just on the borderline of positive apparently.

Should Medroxyprogestrone (Provera) Be Taken When TTC?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hello. I was wondering if you have ever heard of taking Medroxyprogestrone or Provera for an irregular period while trying to conceive. I would be taking it for 10 days then start a period within 3-4 days. Start the first day of my period as day 1, 10 days later I start testing for ovululation. Then after ovulation occurs, we are to have sex every other day for a week. If no positive for pregnancy then I start the pills again on the 1st of each month.

Lifestyle changes and parenthood

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm almost nineteen and my boyfriend and I have decided to start trying to get pregnant, but I have a few questions.

First, almost two years ago I got a pap and they said I had HPV. I got treatment for it and went back the next year and they said everything was fine. Could I still have it and if I do could HPV harm my baby when I am pregnant or giving birth?

Second, I still have my hymen, the skin that is supposed to go away when your younger. Should I get it removed before giving birth?

Could the Pain Be a Pulled Muscle?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I haven't been diagnosed with PCOS, but it not only runs in the family, but I have seen my cysts through sonogram. I started working out about a month ago. After the first two days of exercising I started to get a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen. I thought that I might be pregnant since I was about two weeks late. But, my HPT came up negative.

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