Positive Pregnancy Test - 10 days late,

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Registered: 04-16-2003
Positive Pregnancy Test - 10 days late,
Thu, 08-14-2003 - 7:02pm
I had a positive preg. test, will have the results tomorrow of my blood work,

however my concern is that I'm not that tired. Normally preganancy makes me

exhaused, my only symptom is swollen breasts, some nausua, but other wise I

feel great. Could this be a false-positive. I was not on any fertility drugs,

this was a natural (hopefully) pregnancy. Susan
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Registered: 06-28-2003
Sun, 08-17-2003 - 6:58am
Susan, every pregnancy is different. But a positive HPT with no AF, well, you're pregnant. It's actually a little early for some of the pregnancy symptoms, but you've certainly got them. As long as there's no bleeding, all should be well.

Congratulations, I hope things stay easy!


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 08-17-2003 - 7:35pm
Susan congratulations on your HPT! and I am sure you will also have a nice big beta! Make sure to post the results. I have had 5 pregnancies and each one was different. With one I did feel totally exhausted, with others nauseous but with at least one I had NO SYMPTOMS AT ALL! Don't worry about symptoms at this stage!
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Registered: 04-16-2003
Mon, 08-18-2003 - 9:37pm
I don't know my beta, as I had my blood drawn by my Internist, and it is either

a positive or negative. It was positive. I'm seeing my OB next week for more labs.

I truly thought I was starting Menapause, as I stopped obsessing about getting

pregnant. I had my two younger children in my 30's, and my son died 2 years ago

from a brain tumor. This was a natural conception, and my prayer to God has

always been His will not mine. I know the statistics of m/c with my age group (44),

however I feel deep in my soul that the timing of this conception was meant to be,

and I will make it through the 40 weeks with a healthy baby. Our family has been

through sooo much, that we pray for God's Grace over this pregnancy.

I will keep you posted. Susan

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 08-19-2003 - 11:22am
Susan there are two types of pregnancy blood tests, a qualitative (yes/no) and a quantitative which will give you your HCG numbers. I would suggest that you ask for a quantitative b/t and then get it repeated two days later and this will give you some reassurance that your numbers are doubling. There are many women who get pregnant in their 40's - when I got pregnant I was even OLDER than you and was 46 when I gave birth to my son. I will be thinking of you ~ Pat