It is not wise to continuing drinking if you're wondering whether or not you're pregnant. Nor is it smart if you're concerned about your liver's health.
If your last period was a normal period, then it would be too early to have pregnancy symptoms. However, you can have bleeding during pregnancy that mimics a period, so you may want to consider taking a Pregnancy Test if you're not sure.
Please consider seeing your doctor. He or she can help you get to the bottom of this.
Here are several free and low-cost health care resources that may be helpful. If you know of any in your community and want to share the URL (web address) please go ahead and post them here in this thread.
Together, we can help one another through these difficult times.
HRSA.gov --Have you heard of HRSA-supported health centers? They care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These include dental, immunizations, and mental health care resources.
BenefitsCheckUp.org -- “Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans — especially those with limited incomes — are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs.”
Free Clinics-- Use the search to find state and local free clinics and see if one is near you.
NeedyMeds.org Clinics--You do not have to provide any documentation to validate your income. You do not have to provide any other form of identification, such as proof of citizenship or “green card.”
Other--Please make sure and check local resources for tests PAP smear, mammograms, pregnancy testing, prostate cancer screenings, cholesterol screenings, bone density tests, and blood pressure checks. Drug stores, grocery stores with pharmacies, Planned Parenthood, community health centers, local hospitals, senior centers and women's clinics will often have these tests/exams available at low cost or even free. Keep your eyes peeled!
Note:None of these are WebMD sites, so we cannot guarantee content. Clinics may change requirements and/or services offered. Please contact them directly to find current information.
Confused about what all of those TTC (trying to conceive) and PG (pregnancy) abbreviations mean? Here's a list to help you decode them.
2WW: Two-Week Wait (until you can take a pregnancy test) AF: Aunt Flo(w), your menstrual period BBT: Basal Body Temperature BD: Baby Dance (Have sex for TTC) Beta: Blood Test for Pregnancy BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result) BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test result) CB: Cycle Buddy--someone on the same cycle as you CM: Cervical Mucous DC: Dear Child or Dear Children DD : Dear Daughter DF: Dear/Darn Fiance' DH: Dear/Darn Husband DP: "Dancing" Partner; spouse or significant other DPO: Days Past Ovulation DS: Dear Son DTD: Doing The Deed (having sex) ECP: Evil Crotch Pain EDC: Estimated Date of Confinement (an old fashioned way of saying "Due Date") EDD: Estimated Date of Delivery (Due Date) EWCM: Egg-White Cervical Mucous ET: Egg Transfer FD: Fun Dancing (having sex for recreation and not because you're ovulating) FMU: First Morning Urine (the urine best for HPTs) HCG (hCG): Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone) HSG: Hysterosalpingogram (checking to see if your tubes are clear) HPT: Home Pregnancy Test ICSI: Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (microfertilization) IVF: In Vitro Fertilization IUI: Intra-Uterine Insemination (a ride for the semen closer to your egg) LMP: Last Menstrual Period LP: Luteal Phase; the time between ovulation and Aunt Flow O: Ovulation OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PG: Pregnant POAS: Pee On A Stick (check for pregnancy) RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist, a doctor who is a fertility expert SA: Semen Analysis TTC: Trying to conceive
Teams: Blue Team = Having a Boy Pink Team = Having a Girl Green Team = Going to find out gender, but don't know yet Yellow Team = Not going to find out gender Purple Team = Know gender, but not telling Plaid Team = Girl/Boy Twins
From the Pregnancy Odds quiz you'll learn that “In general, you have a 20% chance each month of getting pregnant, and an 85% chance of getting pregnant after one year. However, your chances decrease if you are over 30, if your menstrual cycle is irregular, and if you are underweight or overweight.
“The average woman gets pregnant after four months of trying. But these odds change significantly with age. Here are the odds of conceiving after one year of trying:
Age 20: 90% probability
Age 30: 70% probability
Age 35: 55% probability
Age 40: 45% probability
Age 45: 6% probability”
Also learn about such things as:
Should I wait to conceive after getting off birth control?