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so far my period has been late two months in a row.i am having pregnancy symptoms.should i be worried or happy?

By October 17, 2009 - 2:12pm
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ok so last month my period was a week late but then it came on but was heavier than usual.now oct and it is a week late again.i havent had any cramping or any pre period spotting but my face has broken out.I am more emotional than usual crying over petty stuff,im eating more and have gained almost 9 pounds in two weeks,my bra size is 38 d and now my boobs are just waiting to spill out of my bra.lol I have been having alot more headaches and a couple of migraines lately,and more fatigue.When i have to use the bathroom im now running to the bathroom because it feels as if im going to bust and now waking up in the midddle of the night going to the bathroom as well. i havent been on any birth control since 2005.and me and my boyfriend have benn doing the pull out method recently.I havent take a pregnancy test yet kinda still in denial at the fact that i may be.Am i pregnant?

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Hi there!
So my husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 6 months now, with no luck. I've always had a pretty consistent period usually starting around the 8th-10th of each month. About 2 months ago my period was a week late. Didn't think anything of it because eventually it came on the 15th.Then another month came and I was a week later than the last cycle not starting until the 21st. The 21st until the 25th was my last one in August. About a week ago I started noticing I looked bloated, really bloated. And now starting yesterday I've had cramps and my back is hurting and I'm emotional like I'm about to start my period. But I just finished my "period" on the 25th of August so it can't be that. I guess I just want to know if I could have gotten pregnant a couple months ago while still having my "period" although it was late.I haven't taken a test yet, I just wanted some input from other people. Thanks so much!

September 9, 2016 - 9:27am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

You would not be pregnant if you have been having normal, though late periods.

During pregnancy, hormones keep the uterine lining intact. That is where the embryo has implanted and continues to grow and develop.

When you are not pregnant, hormone levels drop and cause the uterine lining to shed. That is the menstrual flow.

Hope this helps,

September 9, 2016 - 9:31am
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My period was about a week late in June, last day being around the 4th of July possibly..and now its August 8th and I havent even begun to experience any PMS symptoms. Not many other pregnancy symptoms, and I have been pregnant before. But i had sex with someone for the first day on my last day of ovulation and no protection was used. I have a feeling, intuition i guess.. but i can't be sure and it might be too early to be worried about this. Was wanting a little feedback, to see if I'm imagining things or if I should get a test done. Had one done 2 weeks ago when i fractured my wrist but it was too early to tell at that point.

August 9, 2016 - 3:57am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Take a pregnancy test now. For the most accurate result, test in the morning. Use the urine when you first wake up and use the bathroom.


August 9, 2016 - 8:38am

And yes i have been eating! Not as much though but i am making sure, i usually pack two sandwches and a bit of left over food from dinner the night before and generally id eat it all within 2 breaks at work, and sometimes a snack before work, but now im not eating anything before work cause it makes me feel sick and maybe half my sandwich and some left overs, and cheese and crackers when i get off work, also work 3-11pm shift so i try not to eat too big before bed

July 15, 2016 - 11:13pm

I check them usually about 3-5 timea a day but this past week has been about once every hour or so and they have been great! A bit higher like between 9.0-13.5 ish then the rest of the day its usually 8-6.0 then after around 7 pm it starts to drop 4.0-3.0 but these past few days have been solid 6.0 to 9.0 other than a couple 4.0 readings and i find i get extreamly week around those readings but i drink a bit less than i usually would and hold off on my activity. For a half hour (during work) and it will be back at 6.8 but! In other news, i did go for blood work yesterday afternoone cause my doctor wanted me.. Turns out i am pregnant! Very scarry but very happy as well! I have an appt with my specialists and family doctor again next week and im booking my ob/gyno appt on monday! If i did the math right and i wasnt pregnant during the beginning of my light period i should be 6 weeks, 7 next week obv!

July 15, 2016 - 11:10pm
Guide (reply to BEEBEE)


Congratulations on your pregnancy!


July 18, 2016 - 10:04am

Also! Another very important thing i forgot to mention is i am a type one diabetic (insulin dependant) ive noticed too the past week or so my blood sugard have been going low during the afternoon to late night so starting anywhere from 6 pm to 11 pm, nothing has changed diet wise besides a little lacking in my appetite.

July 14, 2016 - 10:10pm
Guide (reply to BEEBEE)


That is very important.

How often do you check your glucose level? When do you give yourself insulin? Have you been eating less because of your lack of appetite?


July 15, 2016 - 8:07am

Hi there! So i am having some concerns right now about a possible pregnancy, i came off birth control about 6-7 months ago and i am sexually active with my boyfriend and no, we dont use protection. I usually have a pretty regular period and get it on the 28th of each month, but the past 3 months i have gotten it a week or so late, usually leading up to between 5th or the 8th of the month. It has also been really light as well, to the point where a panti liner can last me pretty much all day with nothing on it. I have not gotten my period for the month of june yet, and its now the 14th of july, no signs of pms and i usually get it very bad. just extreamly emotional over almost everything, crying over little things. I work at a machine operator so at times my work can be very phyically demanding, these last few days i have had really bad headaches and back pains, also cramping in my ribs and lower stomach area, they aren't menstrul camps i know that. To top it off ive been very weak when doing anything, i have no energy and i get light headed easily. My breast dont really hurt but they are tender to the touch. I was planning on taking a pregnancy test next week if i havent gotten my period by the end of this week, i dont want to dwell on it too much but could pregnancy be a possibility

July 13, 2016 - 11:49pm
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