Hi, I am a 38 y/o mom of 3 children 16 y/o, 10 y/o, and 6 y/o. I had my tubes tied after my son was born and up until about 3 weeks ago have had no thoughts of being pregnant. I've taken 2 pregnancy tests and they have both been negative, but feel I very well could be pregnant. For 6 years I worked a very stressful job and had exposure to a very toxic chemical. Then a year ago I switched jobs and stress wise and health wise my job is amazing. I do not smoke or drink - I walk quite a bit and try to eat healthy, but do enjoy sodas from time to time. I am thinking I have seen actual signs that do point to pregnancy, but never had morrning sickness. I am a bit overweight and so do not have any actual baby bump to show, but when I was pregnant with my son that was also the case. In my previous pregnancies, my period has completely stopped almost immediately - which were also ways I knew for sure. I have had bleedding (very similar to my cycle) the entire time now, but my breasts and vagina have changed. I also believe myself to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 20/22 weeks along. Hubby and I have whole months where we are not intimate so believe that is the reason we would be so far along now. I also have a lot of lower back pain and also throughout my legs/joints - my second child sat on my sciatic nerve the whole pregnancy and the feelings are very similar. I believe I have, on several occassions, felt fast jerky sharp kicks this past week. Is there any other way to know for sure if you are pregnant before going to see a dr.? Hubby just changed jobs and his insurance has kicked in, but we just haven't taken a moment to schedule an exam. Thanks so much for any insight.View Thread
I have a dr.'s appt this coming wednesday and so we shall see what the dr. says but my abdomine has expanded a lot since I posted this - will keep you posted - thanks in advance for the help a nd advice.View Thread
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