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By November 5, 2009 - 12:11pm
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I got my period on 10-8-2009. I am trying to conceive. I had sex everyday from 10-16-09 until 10-22-09. For the past week ive been feeling somewhat nautious, headaches come and go, ive been cramping alot. I took a pregnancy test on 11-1-2009 but came back negative. Should i test again? And if so when?

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Congratulations!!! What wonderful news to receive!!! I am sure that you spent the entire weekend with a huge grin on your face (except when you were nauseous, maybe!)

Here's wishing you the happiest, healthiest pregnancy imaginable. Keep us updated on how it's going, ok? We are detail-lovers here at EmpowHer!

November 10, 2009 - 8:30am

Well just updating. I went to my appointment on friday, and found out i am 4 weeks pregnant!

November 9, 2009 - 7:53am

Im very regular when it comes to my period. I go by 28 day cycle, so i should be expecting a period between tomorrow and sunday. I have a routine doctors appointment tomorrow so hopefully i can tell tomorrow. I will keep you posted

November 5, 2009 - 1:11pm
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There would be a few signs that your doctor would be able to observe during a pelvic exam to know if you are pregnant or not; a pregnancy test conducted in office would also be a good idea.

A urine test may/may not indicate pregnancy this early (say, if your period is still not due until Sunday, which is 3 days away). I'd be interested to hear if they do a blood test for pregnancy, or if they can tell from a pelvic exam this early.

Good luck! Let us know!

November 5, 2009 - 1:19pm


Your last menstrual period was 10/08...and today is 11/05. When are you expecting your next menstrual period? Meaning: how long are your cycles typically, and are they irregular or regular?

The only time a pregnancy test will be accurate is once you have missed your next period. The reason: it takes about 10-14 days from time of ovulation to time of implantation (of a fertlized egg), so you may not even be pregnant yet!

Any symptoms you are experiencing now could be anything...it could be an upcoming period, it could be pregnancy..or any number of things. Most pregnancy symptoms are not noticeable for most women until after they have missed a period. (I know--you would think something as miraculous as a fertilized egg implanting into your uterus and creating a viable pregnancy would cause more noticeable signs in your body...but it just doesn't work that way!).

Wait until you have missed your period; I assume it is expected around 11/8, before taking a pregnancy test. If it comes back negative, wait another week for either your period to start or to take another test. I know it's easier said-than-done to tell you to wait...but it is a 10-14 day-long process to become pregnant, and for your body to begin releasing the "pregnancy hormones" after implantation that at that moment begins the cycle of "pregnancy symptoms" (nausea, bloating, headaches, acne, back pain, sore breasts, etc).

Let us know if you have any additional questions; we've written about this topic many times and are happy to share more information about conception, etc.

How long have you been trying to conceive?

November 5, 2009 - 1:03pm
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