I'm 22yrs old and had a miscarriage at 12wks in mid September. I had an emergency D&E and lost a lot of blood. Now I am severely anemic and have to take iron 3 times a day. I also have PCOS and didn't think I could get pregnant.
Now I am having pelvic cramps, nauseousness, frequent urination and my gut tells me I could be pregnant again. I missed my period. It was supposed to come on the 25th but took a HPT and got a negative this morning.
How long should I wait until I test again? And I am at a lower rate for miscarriage being I already had one at such a young age? Thanks in advance. :)
If you took the test after January 8, then you are not pregnant. Your symptoms are being caused by something else, so you may want to get a check-up.
-- Cynthia, CNM
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.