Nervous and on edge.

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Registered: 06-04-2012
Nervous and on edge.
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Thu, 11-29-2012 - 7:24pm

My period is late by about two weeks. So I used a dollar store HPT tonight and it was positive within two minutes. I'm 29 and I have a history of infertility (high FSH) and one chemical pregnancy at 4.5 weeks that happened about 6 years ago. My boyfriend of 3 years and I don't use protection simply because I was told I'd never conceive naturally. Well, here I am possibly 6 weeks pregnant and I don't know what to do. I don't want to tell anyone (not even him) for fear of "jumping the gun" so to speak. We are full time students, working part time to make ends meet. We are struggling along each day. I just know that he will completely freak out when I tell him, if I don't lose the baby first. I'm very worried about miscarriage because of my history. I don't know what to do. I guess, I need to go to the doctor. I've been having intermittant, sharp pains in my lower abdomin and because I have IBS I can't tell if they're due to the *possible* baby or because of my stomach acting up from the IBS. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I came down with a nasty case of bronchitis with a fever and had to take antibiotics and codine cough syrup. I also experienced an IBS flare-up. I'm so nervous that all of that might have harmed the baby too. I'm a mess. Omg. Cry

Thanks for reading. Any advice is very much welcome. 

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Registered: 03-31-2005
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 11:10am

I would definitely start by going to the doctor. Although, it probably won't ease your miscarriage concerns, at least you will be able to know for sure if you are pregnant. I don't believe the antibiotics or codine will have an affect on the baby. I too had concerns when I became pregnant this time because I found out I was pregnant a day after our wedding anniversary and of course we were drinking wine that night. I was also on medication that is not safe for pregnancy so as soon as I got my BFP I called the doctor in a panic. He assured me everything was fine and that a lot of women have had the same concerns. As far as your boyfriend is concerned, I'd be honest with him. I'm sure he'd rather know ahead of time just in case anything were to happen. You will also need his support. I hope you can get some peace of mind soon. P&PTs coming your way!! :)

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