Is This a Period or Am I Pregnant

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. Now that we are trying I am a little confused. I think my period came early, but I am not sure if it is implantation bleeding.

I was supposed to have my period on Feb. 16, but it came Feb. 14. It was dark in color and spotty. I worn a pad all day, but the blood on it was about a quarter size. This continued until Feb. 16 when I was suppose to have my period. That night it stopped. It wasn't a heavy flow and it never became heavy during those three days.

I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. So am I not pregnant? Plus, was this a period or implantation bleeding? Any suggestions or clarification would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Rachel

ANSWER

It sounds very possible that it was implantation, in which case if it is a viable pregnancy, the test should come up positive by two weeks after you missed your period. Congratulations in advance!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.