Possible pregnancy? Only 17 years old... HELP!

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Registered: 03-16-2013
Possible pregnancy? Only 17 years old... HELP!
Fri, 03-29-2013 - 7:30pm

I am currently worrying as to whether or not I am pregnant. I am only 17 years old and was in no way trying to conceive, but hey, stuff happens. If I am, I will just have to suffer the consequences for the decision that I made, I am thoroughly against abortion but do not feel that I am strong enough to be a pregnant woman. I have not taken a home pregnancy test yet although my AF was due about 4 days ago. I seem to be too afraid to face the truth because I've just got this feeling that I am, that's why I've been so okay with putting off getting a test because I am almost certain that I am because I have never felt this way before or this in-tune with my body, it's quite strange. I do not remember the date of my last menstrual period but I am positive of the possible date of conception, which would be March 17th, exactly 12 days ago. 5 days after having unprotected sex, I got a brown spotting followed by two days of bright red bleeding. I thought this was my period, but it would have been a few days early. Strange thing is, this bleeding only lasted two days and followed by brown spotting just like before I began to bleed. I had never before had a period that lasted two days or have had such a bright red of blood. So I do not know whether to chalk this up as an early period or implantation/decidual bleeding since I did not get my period the 25th which is when my AF usually is each month (though I tend to have an irregular period alot.) I have read that a test is best about 14 days after conception so if I do not get my full blown period within 3 days I will go out and get a test. Unless you think right now is a good time where there is no possibility of getting a false negative because I do not want to go through this. I am just so scared and at such a crossroad & have no idea what to do with my life as of now.

And I will not respond let alone read through any judgmental/ rude comments... I realize I made a mistake by not taking the precautions and do not need anyone kicking me while I am already down, so to speak.

Any advice/ insight would be greatly appreciated, thank you and God bless! Smile

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Registered: 06-19-2013
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 7:07pm
Hey, no need to defend yourself. I got pregnant when I was 18 (almost 19) and now I have a lovely 5 year old. It is hard but I got a college education plus some so it's doable. There are just bad stereotypes. Anyway, bright red is not usually a sign of implantation bleeding and implantation bleeding usually does not occur right after intercourse. Maybe something tore or something. I'm not a doctor so I am uncertain. All I know is you should be able to tell from a test in about 3 days. I would personally wait until you are positive you would have missed your period. Either way it will be fine. Just know better for next time so you do not have to put yourself through this worry. If I had to guess I would personally say chances are you are not pregnant because it's not as easy as it may seem but given that you had unprotected sex, anything is possible. Take a test and be more responsible next time.
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Registered: 03-25-2013
Sat, 03-30-2013 - 12:35pm

I had the same thing happen to me with my period. It start with browns spotting then was bright red and only two days, then two days later starter with brown spotting again. This startled though around my time for my period. Hopefully that is what it was for you since you are young, but if you are pregnant please consider adoption. There are families out there that can.t have children( me included until I found out what was wrong with me...I have 3 adopted children) If you think you are ready for a baby, I wish you the best of luck. Also good luck either way.