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Could I be pregnant?

By September 7, 2010 - 1:55am
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Thank you very much, your information helped me a lot.

September 16, 2010 - 7:43am

yes please, that would be amazing help thank you!

September 14, 2010 - 10:59am
(reply to Jo_jo369)

The basics of conception is just that it takes 10-14 days to conceive after ovulating. When you ovulate, your ovum (egg) is fertile for about 24 hours. If you have sex before you ovulate (recommended), the sperm is "waiting" for the egg to be released (sperm can live inside a woman's fertile body for about 3 days, possibly longer).

Once the egg is fertilized in the fallopian tube, it is a journey to travel down to the uterus, where it finds a cozy place to implant. The fertilized egg then implants itself, and THEN the body signals the release of "pregnancy hormones" to begin other processes. It is at this time, about 2 weeks after ovulation, that you have a viable pregnancy and a home pregnancy test would be effective. If you are doing your math, 2 weeks after ovulation is also the time of an expected period. That is why the #1 early pregnancy sign to NOT have a period, as all other "signs" of a pregnancy mimic an upcoming period (due to similar hormones)...because they happen at the same time.

Good luck!

September 14, 2010 - 12:47pm

Those were actually topic suggestions and not specific question examples. There are entire websites and books devoted to the very broad category of "conception"...what specific questions do you have?

Most women do not have pregnancy signs or symptoms that are indistinguishable from their premenstrual signs or symptoms. Early pregnancy symptoms mimic PMS so closely that you will not know if you are pregnant until you miss a period, in which case you can take a home pregnancy test. Please use my experience, as well as hundreds of other women's experience: you will drive yourself crazy thinking you are pregnant each month because you felt a "twinge" or ache or your breasts, back, stomach, etc hurt. Women do not conceive instantly after unprotected sex...it is a process that takes 10-14 days. I can explain this specific question in more detail, if that is what you are wondering about?

Do you have an OB/GYN that you are talking with, and who knows you are wanting to conceive? Are you taking prenatal vitamins?

September 7, 2010 - 2:15pm

Both questions would help if you could provide information on them please ... how will i know if i was/are pregnant and the conception process please.

September 7, 2010 - 1:37pm

We can definitely offer advice on the whole pregnancy thing!

Many, many women (including myself) have poured through the books and websites detailing early pregnancy symptoms, and once you read enough of these symptoms, you surely begin to emotionally, mentally and physically feel these symptoms...even when everything else (such as a period) is telling you otherwise.

Are you and your partner actively trying to conceive, or are you actively not using birth control? (These are two totally different mindsets, again--many of us have been there!--and would help us talk with you more about where you are at in your life).

Do you have specific questions about how you will know if/when you are pregnant? Are you wanting to talk about the conception process? Ask away!

September 7, 2010 - 1:14pm

I just feel differen in myself and wanted a little bit of advice on the whole pregnancy thing. It would'nt be a bad thing if i became pregnant becasue i'm in a really stable relationship with my partner.

September 7, 2010 - 12:58pm

As I said, you would not be pregnant, since you had a period (the absence of bleeding or a period would indicate a possible pregnancy).

Since you are having regular periods, this would indicate you are not pregnant at this time.

Are you trying to become pregnant, since you are having unprotected sex for the past few months? Would you like to talk about this...I'm wondering if you are wanting to be pregnant, and looking for physical symptoms?

September 7, 2010 - 12:48pm

yes i've been having unprotected sex for the past 2/3 months and i just feel different in myself, my brests were really sore upto about 2 weeks before my period and i never get sore breasts. I'm 31 also, do you think i should maybe take a test or would it be a wase of time?

September 7, 2010 - 12:34pm

It is actually the absence of a period that could indicate a pregnancy.

Have you had unprotected sex since your last period?

Women can have menstrual bleeding that is different colors: bright red, brown, pink...or some combination. Menstrual bleeding can last up to 7-10 days, and include some brown spotting.

How old are you? Is this the first time you have ever experienced brown spotting associated with your period? It is quite common and nothing to worry about.

September 7, 2010 - 12:26pm
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