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HI! I might be pregnant and have questions!

By July 21, 2009 - 5:58am
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Today is July 21st 2009. My last period was on June 4th 2009. I was expecting my period to come between July 4th and 6th. I still have not had my period. I have had unprotected sex and would like to know if I'm pregnant or not. I took a HPT last week and it was negative. I took one this morning and it was negative. But I still haven't had a period but have had, what my friends tell me, are early signs of pregnancy....swollen feet, moodswings, missed period, tender/swollen breasts, more tired than usual (i have been taking naps in the afternonn over the past week and a half or so which i NEVER used to do) and also have been not feeling 100% (feeling sick after eating some foods i normally love or waking up in the morning and feeling ill) and one of my friends says i just look differnt and made some sort of comment about a "glow" and said i had a pregnancy glow (but then she laughed so i don't know if she meant it or not). Is it possible to still test negative but be pregnant? My friend wants me to go to a free clinic to get a proffessional test done but Im scared because they have all gotten their hopes up that I am pregnant and don't want to let them down if im not. My fiancee says he has a feeling in his gut that I am and sometimes I think i am but my HPT's have all been negative (and they were digital so no misread...) Can anyone offer insight to what might be going on? Could I be pregnant? Should I go somewhere to get a sonogram to see if I am?

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I understand, Hopeful. I went through all that myself. Sometimes it just feels like insanity, doesn't it?

It's really good that you're calling the doctor. You also want to be sure, if you're pregnant, that it's not an ectopic pregnancy, which is sometimes the cause of slow-rising HCG levels. (Slow-rising HCG doesn't mean you DO have an ectopic pregnancy, just that it's possible.)

Good luck! I have my fingers crossed for you. Please come back and update us.

July 23, 2009 - 8:11am

Thank you Dianne. I think I will call the doctor. I really would love to be a mom and I guess I really have a fear that I have MY hopes up and don't want to let MYSELF down if im not pregnant...I am really scared that Im not cause I just have a feeling that I am. ITs so frustrating and I don't know how to deal with my feelings all the time. I don't know why Im so scared to go to the doctor!

July 23, 2009 - 7:54am

Hi, Hopeful, and welcome to EmpowHer! Thanks so much for your question.

This is what I think is the most important sentence in your post: "Im scared because they have all gotten their hopes up that I am pregnant and don't want to let them down if im not."

Hopeful, the most important people in this are just you and your fiancee. You won't "let anyone down" if you turn out to be not pregnant. It's not like there's something you could have done differently, you know? You either are, or you aren't, and they are hopeful with you, but if you're not, they will be there with you as well.

It is possible to be pregnant and have negative pregnancy tests, yes. If it happened, it would mean that the HPT is not picking up on enough HCG, the pregnancy hormone, in your system. Sometimes that can happen for a few weeks, but since you're already a couple of weeks late, I would think that by now, it would be accurate.

My recommendation is that you call your doctor's office and get an appointment for a test there. First of all, you need to know if you are pregnant, so you can take care of the pregnancy properly and get on your doctor's schedule of appointments. And second, even if you were to ask for a sonogram, they would want to do a pregnancy test first, just routine.

Sounds like you fear being not pregnant and would really love to be a mom. My fingers are crossed that your HPTs have been wrong, but I really want you to call the doctor's office today, ok?

July 22, 2009 - 9:05am
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