Negative HPT

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hello, My husband and I have only ttc for 2 months now but last week I noticed slight nausea, that wouldn't go away, (since its flu season I assumed I was getting sick) and frequent urination. My period is irregular, so I'm not sure if I was suppose to get it on Nov 4/08, or Nov 11/08, so I'm either a week and two days late or 3 days late! Some new symptoms started this week I have been having nausea almost to the point of vomiting, tiredness, frequent urination, and I checked my cervical position and its high, but when i took a HPT today it was negative! What should I do? Am I Pregnant?

ANSWER

Not until the (good quality) pregnancy test says you are. I would re-test in two weeks, and if you still feel lousy and test negative, I would suggest you talk to your primary care provider. Good luck!

--Cynthia, CNM

Cynthia Flynn

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.