Could I Be Pregnant

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Emalee_1231 - March 1

h__lo, my name is emily and i am 17. i started birth control in december and i stopped taking it about a month and half ago. i have had 1 reg. period and i am wanting to get pregnant. my period was due on the 26th of feb. and i haven't got it yet. my bf and i have had s_x on my most feritle days but i have taken numerous tests and they all have come out neg. could i still be pregnant? i have most of the symptoms-except for the neg. test. sometimes i get pains in my abdomin when i am sitting, usually on the left side.... is this a pregnancy sign??? any suggestions, please post..... thanks alot! -emily

 

AshleyPros - March 1

well, you could be, but a lot of times, after coming off of the pill, your period is irregular, my best friend Jess, has been off the pill for about 6 months now, and still isn't regular, she has had only 3 periods, the only way to really know is to test. pains in abdomen could be pregnancy signs, but can also just be cramps from not having a regular cycle this month.

 

Lin - March 1

Emily, can I ask why you want to have children while you're still so young yourself?

 

Lin - March 1

Now I'm confused. You posted on the general pregnancy forum saying that you were scared you might be pregnant, because you're too young, but here you say you want to get pregnant. Did you mean to say that you *don't* want to get pregnant? Anyway, in answer to your original question, all you can do is wait and test again. I would test once a week until you either get your period or get a positive test.

 

keeks - March 1

Hmmmmmmmm...It could be the BC you were on. BC can cause an irregular AF. Don't worry I won't comment on your young age but have you told your parents about your plans. I would hate to see you alone in the streets with a baby. What about College? Are you lacking something in your life. Can you afford a baby? What about giving up your free time(parties, malls, and friends)? Honey, Boyfriends don't always stick around. Maybe you could get married first(oh, wait for the right guy. husbands sometimes hit the road too..lol).......Yes, stomach pain can be a sign of pregnancy. Try buying an early pregnancy test. A blood test will also tell you if you're pregnant. Try Planned Parenthood.... Good luck and take care.

 

Lin - March 1

Don't forget travel. Travelling before settling down is important too.

 

calista - March 1

Emalee, are you and your boyfriend monogomous? I ask because if you are not married, at least you and your other should be exclusive to have a baby. First, and foremost, I would ask you to see your doctor before trying to get pregnant...you really need to have a prenatal visit to ensure your health is at optimum levels (including your mind frame) for you to have a healthy pregnancy. If you do get preggers, than you will not have worries that you might have any issues, that they were dealt with before conception. Secondly, I am not here to pa__s judgment on your age because (there are many very mature women out there at 17 that are even more mature than other women at 33 and everyone has differnt reasons for wanting to be pregnant :), But I do want to say this...if you are not sure how your body works yet, because biologically, your body is still growing and flourishing and regulating, just from getting off of birth control, you really need to probably learn more about your body before getting preggers. Take time to prepare. You don't necessarily have to go out and travel, go to college, etc... but you really need to prepare your lifestyle to be able to sustain a child after is arrives. This includes having medical insurance, you will need a lot of medical attention throughout your pregnancy and during labor and after you deliver. Please think about these issues, if you get into a financial hole now at 17 and need medical help but have no money, it will take you years to get out from it and it could take away from you providing all the things I know you would want your child to have in his or her life and needs. Best of luck to you of course.

 

AshleyPros - March 1

I am only 19, so I have no room to talk about your age, but I am married, very happily, and yes different people do have different reasons for wanting to be PG. mine is that My hubby is a marine, and in 17 days is leaving for a not so secure part of Iraq, and if for some reason something happens to him, I want more than the Insurance money to hold onto his memory, because $400,000 is nothing compared to loosing the love of your life. so, go for it hun, so long as you are mature enough to handle a baby, and financially stable enough to take care of one, and absolutly sure your BF is the one, then it is only up to you two in the long run. and I am married, and have no problem with not being able to go to parties all the time, and going clubbing and all that. and I still have my friends...still very close to most of them, infact, my best friend is also married to a marine, and she lives right next door! we have been best friends since we were 4 years old. but before TTC, make sure you are able to handle it.

 

calista - March 1

I agree AshleyPros... nobody should judge anyone's reasons or age for having a child. That is not the purpose of this forum. So ya, just like ashleypros said, make sure your child will be provided for, both with medical care, enough food to eat and two parents with stability and love. AshleyPros, God Bless your husband for serving our country... and I hope you both have a child...you are right, that is the perfect legacy!

 

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