Signs of Pregnancy

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Registered: 05-06-2004
Signs of Pregnancy
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Mon, 06-07-2004 - 9:28am
Hi,

My period is due in 2 days, Wednesday, and I am having signs of pregnancy since the week after ovulation. What I noticed was that I noticed my breasts! They are fuller. I also have felt cramping that has not gone away since then. It is not always cramping down at your ovaries, but from the breast down, a constant cramping. Last night I could not even sleep on my stomach the way I always do, because it was so uncomfortable in my breasts. They are sore to the touch and I do see little dots on the outer part of the inner breast. My temp is usually 97.4 then increases to about 98. Yesterday was 98.2 and today was 98.4.

The problem is that I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was clearly negative. It was Answer Early that shows the pregnancy hormone at 25. That is so little and I still didn't have a positive. It makes me feel hopeless.

I am so emotional right now and would love input from you. I know how much we all want the test to be positive and my prayers are with everyone.

Mary

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Mon, 06-07-2004 - 11:48am

Mary have you thought about going in to your ob and having a blood pg test done.

Cathie

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Registered: 05-06-2004
Mon, 06-07-2004 - 1:37pm
Cathy,

Thank you for your advice. You are a special person to help so much on this board.

Mary

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Registered: 12-26-2003
Mon, 06-07-2004 - 1:40pm
Hi Mary,

It may be too early to detect on an HPT as you are not late for AF yet. We will be praying very hard that you are PG!!!!!

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

Lisa
Lilypie Baby Days
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Registered: 05-06-2004
Mon, 06-07-2004 - 1:48pm
Lisa,

Thank you so much for your prayers. Tears just filled my eyes that this has a chance to be true. I was just flooded with feelings for my son Steven who passed away. I hope that I will know the feelings of carrying a baby again even though it will be so very difficult and high risk for me. I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Mary

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Registered: 11-30-2003
Mon, 06-07-2004 - 9:34pm
Mary: I will be praying for you...hope this is your month!! I agree with the previous post about getting a blood test...I had a friend who was pregnant and kept taking the HPT's...which kept showing up negative. After 5 weeks, she finally went to her doctor...who did the blood test to confirm she was pregnant. She had a perfectly healthy little girl...so don't worry about the levels not being strong...sometimes those tests don't work out right...for whatever reason.

Got my fingers & toes crossed for you...keep us posted!!

Margie

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Registered: 05-06-2004
Mon, 06-07-2004 - 10:42pm
Dear Margie and everyone,

I can't thank you enough for your kind words and support. I am so emotional and just have tears everywhere. I took all of your advice and went in for a blood test today. I don't have an OB, but a perinatologist that I have not seen in 5 years. The nurse was unbelievably nice to me and set it up right away. I only had to go about 5 minutes from my house to have it taken. I had called my internist doctor over a week ago about getting a test and they were not nice nor helpful. So, I never called them back. You all gave me the strength to make the call today to the perinatologist. My emotions are everywhere. I have been keeping all of this to myself. Thank you for giving me a place to share and hope. I can't thank you all enough.

Mary

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Registered: 04-11-2003
Tue, 06-08-2004 - 10:33am
Hi Mary, I hope things turn out great for you. Here is what I have learned from a couple of years of trying. Never test before your period is due (I once got a negative BLOOD test 1 day before period was due, I was pregnant and had a baby). Never trust any symptoms before your period is due. The hormones you get in the second half of the cycle aren't that much different pregnant or not, and before your period is due the symptoms can be pretty much the same. Last month my breasts were SO TENDER, they ached all the time too, but I wasn't PG. It is just a way to make yourself crazy, trying to guess before AF is due. Just wait til the day, and then if no sign, THEN test and start hoping. I hope everything turns out the way you want! Ruth
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Registered: 01-03-2004
Wed, 06-09-2004 - 10:59pm
Hi Mary,

I know exactly how you are feeling as I'm going thru the same thing right now. I'm one week late today and I tested on Monday and got a BFN!!! I was really upset but still no AF. I went to the Dr yesterday and had a blood test and now just waiting for the results.

I am going out of my mind with anxiousness!!!!! I so hope I am pg!!!!

I will definately keep my fingers crossed for you and sending baby dust your way!

I cry all the time hoping I can have another baby ( I have a 2.5 year old DD)

Good luck,

Helen