Getting Pregnant

To be or not to be...

panthersnhalos's picture

That does seem to be the ultimate question for a woman as she tries to conceive. Are these symptoms I'm feeling pregnancy related or period related? Hmm.. only time will tell. Unfortunately I'm not a patient person so I've been sitting on pins & needles waiting for my period to come - nothing yet.

Before I ever started taking birth control pills my period functioned like clock work every month, always starting in the morning (what a happy thing to wake up to) and 28 days apart. About every 3 months I would have a short cycle of 24-25 days or a long cycle of 30 or 31 days.

Risk of Recurrence Meckel-Gruber Syndrome

Davis and Stein's picture


Dear Experts,
I have lost two babies to Meckel-Gruber syndrome. The first baby died at 12 weeks gestation; the second died at 15 weeks.

I really want another child -- my first child is now four and it's been 7 months since Angelina died.

Is it likely I will loose a third child in a row? I wasn't aware of this disease and then I loose two in a row, so I really need reassurance. Is it possible for me to have a normal child? I know we have one, but Megan wants a brother or sister and I really don't know what to say as she is only 4.

17 and Maybe Pregnant

Cynthia Flynn's picture


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


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.