Am I pregnant? I sure hope so!
October 23, 2011 2:19 PM Subscribe
Hopeful pregnancy filter: please help me figure out what's going on with my body.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith to Health & Fitness (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are trying to become pregnant. I am a 27/f in good health and have had periods I could set my watch by for the last ten years. For the past six, I have been on birth control, which I went off of in late July. My husband and I have been actively trying to get pregnant since late August, and have been having sex regularly every other day (give or take) since late August.
My period should have started on Wednesday (10/19) if I were to not be pregnant. Period has been late by 4 days, but when I woke up yesterday, dark brown discharge (which would indicate old blood). Since then, the discharge comes and goes; sometimes it's there when I am using the restroom (only when I wipe), but other times it doesn't show up at all when I wipe. My cramps have been pretty steady throughout. If this were a normal period, it should be going full bore by now. A few minutes ago, I used the restroom and it was bright pink/red with some dark brown discharge again. This has happened twice since Saturday morning. Since I have never been pregnant before, I don't know really what it is that I'm looking for here. I know that a missed period is a classic sign of pregnancy, but my period - if this is one - is late and I have never been late and have never missed a period ever. Otherwise, my only identifiable systems are mild fatigue. Online searches (which vary widely) seem to point to implantation bleeding, but the timing is off. According to what I've read, implantation bleeding should be happening a week prior to my period and not during the actual time that I should be having my regularly scheduled period, which is now. So what in the hell is going on?
FWIW, a month ago I was at the doctor and suspected then that I was pregnant, and had both a urine test and a blood test, both of which were negative for pregnancy.
My hope is obviously that I'm pregnant, but I know that 4 days late and weird spotting might not mean anything. If things continue on like this until this coming Wednesday (my projected end of cycle), I plan on taking a pregnancy test Friday morning.
So, fellow pregnant and already-moms of Metafilter, please help me figure out what's going on with my body. I'm trying to be positive, but I don't want to get my hopes up either in case Mother Nature is in fact, a bitch.