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.

Timing Subsequent Pregnancies

Davis and Stein's picture


Dear Experts,
Three months ago, my twin sons were born prematurely and died the following day. I'm seeing a grief counselor this week, and think that will help me. My question is, how do you know when you are ready to start trying again? My husband and I had already waited 7 years before we decided to try for the first time.

And though I have given birth and held my sons in my arms, I don't have children in my home. I long for a child in my arms, in my house that I can nurture, love and watch grow.