One thing to keep in mind (my doctor told me this when we started trying) is that 70% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year... so she basically told me to expect 12 periods before a positive.
That's not to say you won't get pregnant before that (it took us 7 cycles) but also don't think something is wrong with you if it take a little while.
And if you find yourself getting stressed out about it, take a break - meaning take a month off of thinking about it. I was getting stressed and anxious about it - so I took a month off and just did whatever I wanted with my husband and relaxed - that's the month I got pregnant View Thread
Yes, it is true - most lubricants actually can have a negative impact on sperm - so can saliva.
Use Pre-Seed. It's made to be safe for sperm. My husband and I used it and I probably will continue to even after the baby is born. It's much more natural and a little goes a long way.
Also, hold off on the oral during your fertile times. To really nail it down, you can temp or us an ovulation predictor kit to help you determine more accurately when you ovulate. I used a predictor kit for 3 cycles to see when I actually ovulated - it ended up I ovulated later in my cycle than I originally thought.
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I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about, but this is really something you should talk to her about. There seems to be a lack of trust here and you should take care of that before you are intimate again.View Thread
Assuming you have a 28 day cycle, you most likely would've ovulated this week sometime. It is possible to ovulate sooner or later, but on average women ovulate mid cycle (14 days after the first day of their last period.
After ovulation (assuming an egg was fertilized) it takes 6 to 10 days to implant - which is when women typically start to notice symptoms.
I'd recommend waiting until you've missed a period. That will give your body time to build up the pregnancy hormones.
I wish you the best of luck! Pregnancy is by far the most amazing journey I've ever been on and has brought my husband and I closer.View Thread
Take the test. It's best to know as early as possible. You don't want to be eating or drinking something that can harm the baby - also you need to take prenatals with folic acid early on (even before pregnancy) to help prevent neurological disorders.View Thread
Do you mean you hadn't had sex for 18 month prior to this encounter?
If so, implantation bleeding typically happens 6-10 days after conception - which is light spotting/bleeding around the time you would expect your period. But, 2-4 days after the unprotected sex - chances are this was not implantation bleeding.
Also, did you get the condom out? If not, go to the doctor to have it removed... this could cause irritation or even an infection if in there for too long - this could be a cause of the bleeding.
I recommend: 1. Get the condom out of there 2. Wait to see if you get your next period 3. Don't ever let a man ejaculate inside you after a condom has fallen out unless you are ready to be a mom - the fallen off condom will not protect you.
If you had any heavy bleeding, than the chances of you being pregnant are typically low. However, if it was very light the whole time you bled, than it could very well be implantation bleeding.
If you think you may be pregnant at all, go ahead and take a test, but use your first morning urine as it tends to be more accurate - I got my positive at 4:30 am
Also, just to clarify (maybe a bit nit-picky), but you will never get your actual period when pregnant - your period is when your uterus sheds it's lining and there is no way to be pregnant if you shed your lining - the egg needs that to implant and get nutrients. BUT you can have period-like bleeding or spotting
I say, take a test (or five, like I did just to make sure it was positive)... and, if you are trying to conceive or not using proper birth control, make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins (even before you are pregnant) - it is the best way to prevent neurological disorders.