Confused About Conception Date

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My boyfriend and I had a slip up in September and ever since then my menstrual was acting funny.

September it came late and much shorter then normal October it didn't come at all or so late that it came on the 1st of November once again for a short period of time then I had spotting for a day or two mid-November. Now December

I've been having some brown spotting off and on for the past 2-3 weeks. Throughout all of this I've been having pains on the right side of my pelvic area since the beginning of October.

I took a pregnancy test in the beginning of October with a negative result, another in November to get another negative result but just a week ago I took another one and got a positive result.

What is wrong? Could be ectopic or could the baby be dying, hence the brown mucusy spotting and the sharp pains only on my right side?

ANSWER

The only way to tell for sure what is going on is to get prenatal care. They can get a more detailed history, and maybe do some tests, but in any event they will be able to help you.

And since there is a small chance that those pains are indeed related to an ectopic, it would be a good idea to be seen sooner rather than later.

Good luck, and congratulations!

--Cynthia, CNM