Advice needed please!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-20-2012
Advice needed please!
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 6:32am
Hi all, I will try and keep this short and hope that it makes sense! I was wondering if it would be at all possible that I may be pregnant? First day of my last period was 28th March which unusually for me was 5 DAYS EARLY! I had unprotected sex with my husband on 1st April as my period had ended... again unusually it ended after a couple of days! I'm starting to panic now as I'm getting symptoms which i can't decide are pregnancy or because my period is due next week. I've got light cramping (I don't usually cramp until my period has started.... Plus why would I be cramping a week early? My breasts are very sore and heavy and seemed to have grown slightly... I do get this tho before my period is due. I have been feeling sick for the last 2 days.... It could be something i've eaten? I feel extremely bloated... again tho this could be because my period is due next week. I've already got 2 children so I'm no stranger to pregnancy and symptoms however both my children were planned so I wasn't worried about it.... I can't really remember what symptoms I had tho and it was different both times! I know me and my husband should have been taking precautions as we don't really want another child but I assumed it would be ok as my period had just ended so I wouldn't have been ovulating... am i wrong? I would really appreciate any advice or thoughts. I know the only way to find out for sure is to do a test but I think its too early.
Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 7:09pm
Since your period was just ending, it's unlikely that you were ovulating. Sperm can live inside of you for up to 5 days (though usually they don't last that long), so if you ovulated a few days later, you still could have conceived.

That being said, all of the things you mentioned can be attributed to other things. I'd wait to see if your period comes when it's due. If it is late, take a test. Good luck!