Am I pregnant??

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Registered: 05-17-2004
Am I pregnant??
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Thu, 05-20-2004 - 12:42am
Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the boards....I posted a LONG post earlier tonight, and for some reason cannnot find it now...The way my mind has been running, I probably posted it on another board,uh.

Anyway, I'm going to make it short and sweet this time. I hope someone can help me.

I took (2) "First Response" pregnancy tests. The first one at 7:30 p.m. and the next at 7:00 a.m. the next day. They were both POSITIVE. I was so excited because my background is, I have one tube and one ovary, and my fallopian tube is blocked! So it would be a miracle!! But the doctors in my past always said "you never know, they have seen things happen"..So I always put it in Gods hands, and believed if I asked.

I always hear people say "a line is a line"...The line was pink on both positive tests, but it was faint and very very thin. Now when I say thin, thin like the border around this post...And to boot, they both came up very quickly, 1 minute the most.

I went to the hospital today, and brought the tests with me, and a midwife said it didn't look positive to her. The nurse said "It looked positive to her" BUT...I called "First Response" company, the 800 number, and the woman asked me several questions, and concluded it was positive. She said as long as you see a line with color....Now who do I believe???? I am going to my regular doctor tomorrow for a blood test...I just moved here, and don't have a gyno as yet, uh.

The odd thing is, I was very depressed before May 2nd, (my mom very sick) and usually my period won't come when I'm depressed. Well, it did, which I thought was strange. The first day, was like a regular period, with a small clot on the liner....hmm? By the 3rd day, the blood was very red, but very little...Then it went on to brown staining for 8 days....Could that have been a miscarriage? I am so confused...

I am so upset, because it's sort of like, here we go again! I have a child through IVF (first try), and she is going on 6 years old. So I have my miracle....thank God...But I am itching for another one. I was so sure I was pregnant this time, my husband even had tears in his eyes when I told him. The thought of me not is devastating....

Can someone give me some advice please....What do you think?

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Registered: 12-26-2003
Thu, 05-20-2004 - 3:09pm
Hi,

It sounds like a positive to me!!! I will be praying very hard for you!!!!

+++++++++Prayers &+++++++++++vibes coming to you!!!+++++++++++++

Keep us posted!!!

Lisa
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Registered: 05-17-2004
Thu, 05-20-2004 - 3:40pm
Hi Lisa,

Thanks so much...all prayers are appreciated. I went to my normal doctor today, and he found me a gyno and I made an appointment for tomorrow....So we'll see!

I had nausea this morning, hmmm, fingers crossed.

Hugs,

Donna

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Thu, 05-20-2004 - 4:07pm

Donna good luck and let us know what you find out


Hugs and baby dust

Cathie

Cathie

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Registered: 05-17-2004
Fri, 05-21-2004 - 11:28pm
Thank Cathie :)

Well, the regular doctor sent me to a gyno, SO I finally have a gynocologist, hmm, maybe not...(even though I think he came right out of graduate school)...To me, he didn't seem to make sense. This is what happened:

When I got there, they gave me a pregnancy test (urine)..I'm not sure how much time went by, the nurse waited a minute or so to see the results, then left the room and the doctor came in. I'd say 5 minutes after he came in, the test was positive, but the doctor looked at it like it had two heads! I said "What's wrong, there a positive line, right?"...He said, "Yes, but I'm not sure if it's a positive, it's not lined up with the T below it" (You know the letters C for Control and T for Test)...I found that answer kind of strange, I mean where else did he want that line to go, so what if it didn't line up perfectly...Anyway, he continues by saying "it's kind of faded"...So I said "Well, maybe my hcg level is low"...He answers "Oh, that's true"...Now COME ON!! So right there, my trust in this doctor is out the window...Well, not even 5 minutes later after looking at the results, the line DISAPPEARED!!! So now he is trying to convince me that I'm not pregnant...But he takes a blood test just incase, and I find out Monday at 10:00 a.m. (eastern time, NY) But my question is, if that was an evaporation line, how can it disappear so quickly...I am confused. Also, when I was walking out of the room, leaving, I said "You really don't think I am?" He said "That pregnancy test was warming up"...HUHHH???? Oh boy, another wacko doctor! My husband and mother in law seem to think that doctors don't want to get your hopes up, so they automatically speak negative...We'll see on Monday! I'll post then..I hope everyone has a great weekend...

Donna

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Registered: 11-30-2003
Sat, 05-22-2004 - 9:12am
((((DONNA))))

What an experience! I am so sorry you have to wait all weekend for the results. I am sending lots of positive thoughts & prayers your way...hope you get good news on Monday!!

Margie

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Registered: 09-27-2003
Sun, 05-23-2004 - 6:02pm
Donna,

You're right, the drs never want to sound too optimistic. I guess they don't want to hear later, "But you told me it looked good!" etc. But it's a fine line: if they aren't at least somewhat optimistic their patients can lose hope and that negatively affects the outcome. Very tough.

But your dr sounds particularly, well...confused! Or perhaps just did not communicate effectively with you this time.

I am putting positive thoughts out there for you that this is your BFP!! Keep us posted!

All the best,

Lisa

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Registered: 05-17-2004
Sun, 05-23-2004 - 6:46pm
Hi Lisa,

I find out tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. (blood test results) (Eastern, NY Time)...I will let you know........

Thanks for your post, it makes me feel better....Hugs!

Donna