First Trimester

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weird pregnancy


Hi, I'd say my story began in October 2013 this was when I decided to take the birth control injection (depo pervera) because I was running too much risk of having unprotected sex. My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years at the time and we never really had a stable birth control plan, we didn't really use condoms, at one point I would take the pill but its side effect on me was that it made me nauseous. I couldn't even look at the pill without getting nauseous some would say mind over matter but it really did affect me, so we basically used the pull out method which we all know sometimes in the heat of the moment we can't always "pull out".

Anyway I was in my second year of university and thought we were really running a risk after all we both weren't ready for a baby.So we both decided that the shot would be best because on the shot you didn't have to worry about birth control for three whole months. After getting the shot my body went out of whack my cycles were all over the place I would have spotting for two weeks straight sore boobs, cramping in abdomen, constant hunger and constipation. It was crazy at a point I wondered if I was pregnant because I had unprotected sex the same day I got the shot (not recommended by the way). I took multiple pregnancy test which were all negative. By December I took off to the doctor because of the pain in my lower abdomen, my doctor sent me to do a ultrasound after giving me another urine pregnancy test which was negative.

The ultrasound showed nothing abnormal in my abdomen or pelvic area. By this time I was getting pissed because no one could say what was up with my body (this was also another side effect crazy mood swings). In January I decided not to take the other shot because of what it did to my body. After this I didn't get my period for 4 months within this time I was searching the net for answers or for other women with similar stories as I was still have some pregnancy symptoms but all negative test. By May Here comes Aunt Flow it didn't regulate to normal right away coming every two weeks but at least i knew I wasn't pregnant.

Summer 2014 was a stressful time for me so this didn't help with getting my periods back on tract, they were still a bit out of whack and not running on there regular 28 day cycle. By the first week of September here she was again ran its 5 day course and went, by the 29 of September here she was again she was running a 21 day cycle I though oh well am getting back on tracK. On the last day of my period(was very light only needed a liner) which was October 3 I had unprotected sex a week after which was the 10th I had unprotected sex again. The next day when I was about to get in the shower I have no recollection of how it really came to my attention but I noticed discharge coming from my left breast none from my right. I was very shocked because this had never happened to me before I asked a couple friends if this had ever happened to them and they said no. the first thing that came to there mind was pregnancy, one said she though it was colostrum,I for one did not think It was pregnancy plus it would have been way too early for that. My first thought was breast cancer, not to say am dramatic or anything but cancer did run in my family and my aunt had died from breast cancer a couple years back. My thought was to get it checked by my doctor, I went to the doctor and she sent me to do a breast ultra sound, I had to wait a week to do this because that was the only appointment spot available.The week passed and I did the ultrasound the ultrasound tech told me there was nothing wrong, no lump or block glands or abnormalities , he said my doctor would have me do a blood test to check my hormones. Again this would be another week wait before I could see my doctor again.

During this time I noticed discharge was now coming from both breast and the discharge from the left breast was no longer clear but white. My boyfriend now of 5 years thought I was pregnant, I was still eagerly awaiting aunt flow and my next doctor appointment. My 21 day cycle mark came and went and no period. I was still waiting one more week before even testing because of my history with lots of negative tests which really just leaves you a bit disappointed.At 4 days late my lower abdomen felt like it normally does when aunt flow was coming on, I ran 3 times to the bathroom to check and on my third visit sure enough there was aunt flow. I was so disappointed but what could I do about it. It lasted 3 days light at first, then heavy and on the third day it went light again. Reading on-line this could have been in no circumstances implantation bleeding. On the 4th day there was no period I knew my periods were nnot too reliable lately so I thought nothing of this, I went to my appointment a week late because of circumstances however she still managed to see me. I did the blood test to check my hormone levels because I still had breast discharge. Two days later I got a call to come into office as soon as possible, me being so eager to know what's up I went immediately, My doctor told me that I was pregnant, I was so shocked because i didn't really have any pregnancy symptoms and as far as i knew I had my period a week ago. I told her this and we wrote it off as implantation bleeding though it was so heavy and period like.

I would have to wait another week again before I could see my baby. When I checked back I most have gotten pregnant Oct 3 on the last day of my light period, which made me 5 weeks at the time. I was so excited but scared at the time of what everyone would say when I told them as I was in my 3rd year of university and had 1 more to go. And because my father didn't really like my boyfriend but I knew something would work out there is always a silver lining, maybe this baby would bring them closer together who knows.

Looking back I didn't have any pregnancy symptoms only the breast discharge which I thought was hormonal imbalance and I was alot more hungrier than usual also I had to pee more but not so much to say it was a symptom.

Telling my boyfriend was the best, I went out and bought a little cute baby shoe went home and told him I had a gift for him, it was hard keeping from spilling the bean because he was asking me what's up since I stepped out of the doctors office but when I gave him the shoes and saw the smile and excitement on his face and in his smile made it all worth it to keep the secret.
I was still shaky when it came on to telling my parents though I was an adult, I was also a bit nervous about showing which I knew wouldn't take very long because I was petite, but every time I thought about my baby and watch as he/she was already loved deeply by there father as he would constantly rub and kiss my tummy, I was already in-love with he/she.

Good luck to all those trying, I wish you all the results you desire.






Pregnant?

I have never been pregnant before. My boyfriend, of five years, and I have been having sex more often recently and we have always used the "pull- out" method mainly because we are not worried about getting pregnant. The first day of my last period was on July 24th. About a week and a half ago I started feeling strange. More tired than usual, getting break outs, my breasts hurt so bad. The following week I started bleeding, so I assumed that it was my period. But then that blood was just really light pink and very minimal, I only used two panty liners per day and it only lasted three days. Now, I've been experiencing slight nausea here and there, I'm still really tired even though I sleep all night and take naps. Some days my lower back kills me and I can't even walk or lay down. I have no changes in appetite and I've actually lost about three pounds. I'm waiting for my next period to start around the 21st. when I sit I feel fluid dripping from my vagina. I've started reading a lot of stories on early pregnancy and they are pretty similar to my situation, although I have taken two pregnancy tests and they both came out negative. My bf bought the cheap generic brand of HPT and I think that it is 40mUI so I don't trust them and I'm still feeling strange, so I will take another when I am closer to my AF. I get diarrhea and constipation, I'm burping and farting much more frequently than normal.... if these aren't early pregnancy signs then I don't know what is going on with me.

Josette Sanchez






16 n pregnant

Hi, my name is cici and i am a pregnant teenager i found i was pregnant on Dec. 5th 2012 it was just a few days beofre i turned sixteen. My mom doesnt knoe because she will make me give my child up for adoption or have an abortion and i want to keep my child and raise it myslef. i still go to school and planning on graduating next year. My step dad is very Im 8 weeks as of 12/27/12 im almost finished with my first trimester. The father of my child is very supportivie.

CiCi






Dont Ever give up

I am 26yrs old and 6wks pregnant ! I had a stillborn in 2008 and have had a horrible 4yrs until I met my bf. We both wanted the same things in life and we didn't care what everyone else thought about us "moving to fast". I did not think after my son that i would ever be able to have another baby or go through with getting pregnant again. But My bf and i literally got pregnant the first time we had sex! It was crazy! Last weekend i thought i just had the flu that everyone else has and so i took meds for days and never got over any of the sickness so my bf said just take a test so i did and it was positive! We both could not be more excited about becoming parents in July 2013!! So Happy ! Please to woman who have had miscarriages and stillborns do not give up ! It will happen I swear!

Tam






18 and Pregnant

Im having my first baby at 18 years old. Im a litttle scared cuz i havent told my parents my best friend Eli knows and My boyfriend. My bf is 16 and Im 18. Im about almost 2 weeks lol. I just hope i can get through this but my boyfriend and i have high hopes and I knew him when we were kids and now 1 yr and 3 weeks together.

Monse







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