Pregnancy Concerns and No Insurance

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am not sure if I am pregnant or not. I recently lost my insurance due to cut backs so I can't go to the OB/GYN.

I have had very irregular periods for twelve years since the birth of my youngest child. They have always been painful with heavy flow and a lot of clotting...until recently. Suddenly for the last three months they have been every 28 days and very light pink, not even filling a pad a day!

In the three weeks following the last mensus I have had severe headaches that I associated with bad teeth. But suddenly I am also experiencing bad heartburn(without eating) and bouts of nausea and dizziness.

Is it nerves or something else?

ANSWER

Sorry, this is not something that can be diagnosed over the internet. You need to purchase a good quality home pregnancy test or go to a clinic with either free pregnancy tests (check the phone book or internet) or a sliding scale.

In many states, if you are pregnant you can get prenatal care with medical coupons if you cannot afford other insurance. But you need to know if you are pregnant.

If you are not, then it is important to find out what is going on. There are safety net clinics in most areas that will help you.

Good luck!
~Cynthia