This forum is for women who are already pregnant. You would find some great feedback in the Could I Be Pregnant forum.
However, there are some instances where a false positive could happen. There are also instances where a woman could still have regular bleeding (which looks like a menstrual cycle) while also pregnant.
The only way to know for sure what is going on is to make an appointment with your OBGYN. Even experts in an online forum cannot tell you without a doubt if you are or arent pregnant. When having unprotected sex, there is always a chance of becoming pregnant.
Make an appointment with your doc and good luck.View Thread
That's interesting. I would probably be a bit alarmed as well. But I'm pretty sure the digestive system slows down during sleep. I would give your gyno a call to make sure, but it doesn't really sound like an issue.View Thread
Anytime you have unprotected sex there is ALWAYS a chance you could get pregnant. (Yes, even if he doesn't ejaculate inside you). The pull out method is not an effective means of birth control!!
There is no way of telling this soon, however, considering the information given, it would SEEM as if your chances are slim. The only way to know for sure, is to wait and see. And in the future, if you aren't ready to be a parent, make your boyfriend wrap it up. Or abstain.View Thread
Have you missed your period? Are you due to start soon? Anytime you have unprotected sex there is always a risk of getting pregnant.
That being said, sometimes PMS symptoms look like pregnancy symptoms, especially when we are worried about being pregnant.
If your period is a few days late, I'd say give it a couple more days and test again. If it still says negative, I would schedule an appointment with your doctor to rule it out for sure and make sure nothing else is wrong.View Thread
I'm not sure, a therapist maybe. Maybe not even a professional, maybe a good friend who is a good listener and can give you unbiased advice.
It's a scary thing for sure. having kids. Thinking about having kids and everything that entails. And there really is never a perfect time to have kids (I'm sure you've heard people say that before, but its true). I knew I wanted children some day and I knew I wanted 4 kids (we'll come back to that). My husband and I had been dating for 2 1/2 years before we got married. I was 24 and he was 33. He also has a son from a previous relationship - who is now 16.
6 months into our marriage, I find out I am pregnant. I am still in college with 2 years left working a crappy part time job at the mall. Thankfully he had a good job with good benefits, but he was still paying $900/month in child support. We were NOT in a position to be having children yet. We hadn't even got a change to experience being newlyweds! And, we didn't live together prior to marriage so we were still getting know each other in a "roommate" sense. When we celebrated our 1 year anniversary, I was 8 months pregnant and went to bed around 9pm.
It sucked. I worked until the day before I delivered and went back to work 2 weeks later because we just couldn't afford for me not to. We also couldn't afford daycare, so I stayed home during the week taking classes online and worked all weekend. This went on for 8 months before I found an affordable sitter, and then I had to get a 2nd job.
Anyway, when the baby was around 1 1/2, I found a full time, well paying job where I am still at. That same baby just turned 3 and I am 5 months pregnant with number 2 and once again, we were not ready. Thankfully, I am no longer in school but there is no way we can afford 2 kids in daycare (I did the math, it would take my entire paycheck). I had started looking for another job prior to finding out and we had talked about starting to try for another one at the end of the summer - well, it came a little early and once again we are scrambling to figure it out. But it will work out, just like before.
Anyway, the point is this is something you 2 really need to talk about. If you want to get married first, then take THAT step first. There is no hard and fast rule that says you have to be pregnant by a certain age. No one says you have to skip all the fun stuff. You have only been with this guy for a year and he is pressuring you to have kids? Seriously? If he was that serious, why not ask you to marry him first? By 1 year, my husband and I had just started saying "I love you" to each other!
Of course there is no wrong or right way to do things. The "right" way is the way you are most comfortable. If you arent ready, then you just arent ready and he is a jerk for pressuring you. Say you do get pregnant because he wants it so much, you could end up resenting him, or the child, for all your missed opportunities. And there is no telling where that could take your relationship.
It's clear that you two are NOT on the same page in regards to the nature of your relationship. It sounds like you both have some re-evaluating to do and a LOT of talking to figure out where you both want to be, say, in the next year. Because it sounds like you both have a very different picture of what that might look like.
If you need to vent or talk (I am totally unbiased!) you can personal message me on here and I could give you my email or something. You just have to do what you are comfortable with and if that means continuing your career and waiting on kids, then so be it. Your boyfriend needs to understand and support that or he may not be the right guy for you.View Thread
I would hire the most qualified person for the job. Also, I would not discount a prospective care giver simply because they are male.
I honestly don't understand this stigma attached to men providing care. Like their gender handicaps them from being able to provide adequate care. In any event, I would absolutely hire a "manny".View Thread