Implantation Or Period Confused

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mommy-jay - May 28

Hey everyone, I am around 9-13 weeks pregnant. I am not sure as I don't know if my last period was implantation bleeding or not. My last normal period was 22 feb 2012, a month (between 20th-25th march) later I had very little dark brown spotting for two days. I just assumed it was a normal period until my period didn't come in april. I have had two home tests and both were positive. This is my 3rd pregnancy, last year june I had a miscarriage, my fiance and I were not planning on having a baby right now but we are truly blessed and happy about this( I was on the pill but stopped as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Anyway I need to know how far along I am. In the area I live in I need to be 16 weeks until I can attend the clinic for care so I need to know how far along I am so that I know when to book my 1st visit. Also my friend who is currently studying nursing felt for my uterus(I am showing a bit, it is getting harder to hide as we are not ready to share our news yet) felt and measured my uterus and said it is strange that it is 13cm above my pubic bone. There are twins in my family(both my sisters had fraternal twins) but it could be larger due to this not being my 1st. Any answers would help. My friend said that my measurements are not correct for my 9week dates. That leaves us all confused!

 

Grandpa Viv - May 29

It seems likely that you are almost 14 weeks. What is the rule - a finger width above the pubic bone for every week over 12, up to the belly b___ton by week 20? That 13 cm (5+ inches)does not sound right unless you are 18 weeks, which would make you eligible for the clinic already. Tell the clinic you are not sure about the Feb 22 period - could be that Jan 25th was it.

 

mommy-jay - May 29

Thank you for commenting. Unfortunately I am not sure about any of my dates, my last two periods only consisted of 2days light spotting. On one of those occasions my fiance was concerned as it happened 1 or 2 weeks before my period was actually due but I told him 'its probably cause I started a new pill and it might have changed my cycle' in any case I had a tiny spot of blood this morning and my fiance finally found a private doctor that offers ultrasounds and he has made an appointment for thursday but has to call back tomorrow to confirm. That is besides the fact that he is convinced we are having twins. I hope they do have an opening for us as I am worried about something happening to my baby like what happened last year. I haven't had any bleeding since and just the normal aches and pains. I will post again after we have had the ultrasound. Thank you again.

 

QQ1129 - May 29

My first pregnancy was twins, I had bleeding throughout the first three months. It is quite possible you're much further along than you realize. Don't give anyone dates, as you are unsure of when conception took place. If you go to any emergency room they will do a sonogram, that's a not so fast, but easy way to get your EDD. Good luck!

 

mommy-jay - May 29

I am from Cape Town, South Africa. They are extremely strict at our local emergency rooms here. If it is not considered an immediate emergency(a lot of blood) you're sent home and referred to the local clinic or doctor. Some clinics are better than others though. I have gained a quite a few pounds. I find it scary that I could have possibly been pregnant before I actually missed a period but I know that it is possible, three years ago doctors confirmed I have a high risk of bleeding pregnancy. (Normal period was 10-14 days, something about the lining of the womb) that is why I had to take the pill (injection didn't work) wouldn't I be showing A LOT now if I was farther along than I thought? Yes I do have some strange things happening to my womb and I thought it is to early but brushed it off as my uterus has been stretched before.

 

QQ1129 - May 29

I can understand the anxiety of the waiting game, especially if you cant get the answer you need right now. One thing I can say, I bled with all my previous pregnancies and I did not show with my daughter until I was well into my 6th month. I did not have to buy bigger sizes and was in my same jeans. I am a large woman, a size 18. Each pregnancy and body is different, you may be scared to think that you could have been pregnant and not know it. but God's ultimate plan is not one to be questioned. You and your baby or babies ;-) will be fine. Dont worry yourself...

 

mommy-jay - May 29

Thank you so much, that was exactly what I needed to hear and it is very comforting. Will keep posted. :)

 

msrah - May 29

HELLO ...I'M 25 AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF I'M PREGNANT.MY PERIOD IS USUALLY ABNORMAL CAUSE I GOT OFF DEPO 1YEAR AGO...MY BF HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET ME PREGNANT.MY PERIOD HAS BEEN NORMAL FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS WIT A HEAVY FLOW,AND THIS MONTH NO PERIOD BUT I BEEN SPOTTING PINKISH BROWN DISCHARGE FOR THREE DAYS NOW.ABOUT A WEEK AGO I TOOK A PT AN IT WAS NEGATIVE.I SAW ONLINE THAT IF ITS IMPLANTATION BLEEDING IT WOULD BE TWO DAYS ONLY I'M AFRAID.I BEEN A LITTLE TIRED BUT NO OTHER SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY OTHER THAN A GUT FEELING.AND I'VE NOTICED THE SPOTTING WHEN I WENT TO THE BATHROOM TO PEE THE FIRST TWO DAYS AND AFTER s_x THE NEXT TWO DAYS IN A ROW.BUT IT WAS VERY LIGHT AN I WIPED IT WAS GONE.I NEED ADVICE UNTIL I CAN GO TO THE DOCTORS.PLEASE

 

QQ1129 - May 30

It's hard to distingush in your case, it could be several things. You can be pregnant, or adjusting to your horomones balancing. Usually we are the first to just know, but we can also psych ourselves out. Wait another week to start testing though, either way you're testing too early. Do you believe you were ovulating around the time you were with your bf?

 

QQ1129 - May 30

Anytime, God Bless, keep posted!

 

mommy-jay - June 23

Hey all, so sorry for the update delay. I have been for an ultrasound and I am now 17 weeks along( a month more than I thought). I still experience some spotting but not enough for a pad. Besides that everything is fine and normal and baby is healthy and active. Have an appointment at the clinic for next week. Thank you for all the support.

 

ShineLikeMine - July 28

Had a light pink discharge when i wiped today but thats it. Nothing else since. But sore b___bs.....consistent cramping, light headache, now I'm starting to have a little lower back pain? Baby dust sprinkled my way maybe? Help!!!

 

ShineLikeMine - July 28

I'm 6dpo......so how long should I wait to get a positive pregnancy test? I ordered some of those 10 mIU tests and I have a 3 pk of First Response tests too. Which should I take first and when?

 

Grandpa Viv - July 28

Shine - promising signs, but don't waste money on tests until after your period was due, and then test a couple of times per week, no more. GL!

 

ShineLikeMine - July 28

Thanks for the advice Grandpa V!!!

 

ShineLikeMine - July 28

So I just woke up from my nap.....after eating an entire pizza by myself!!! LOL. And decided to take a shower.....My b___sts have been very sore and sensitive for a good 3 days now.....but today.....I actually noticed in the mirror how full they have gotten!!!! Awesome for me being that I have always been a small chested girl. I hope this means what I think it means!! Boy oh boy......or girl. LOL. Not gonna get my hopes up too high tho. Still have a while b4 I can test. *SO ANXIOUS*

 

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