Implantation bleeding is usually brown and I would think 6 days after sex wouldn't be long enough for implantation to happen. (Usually takes 7-10 days). It's not abnormal to spot and such when you start a new BC.View Thread
Definitely too heavy for implantation. Could be a period or it could be a chemical pregnancy too. (Your hcg might have not gone up high enough for it to register on the HPT). May chemical pregnancies end right around the time you would have gotten a period and it'll appear to be a period that's a few days late. It's hard to say.View Thread
Implantation bleeding is never that heavy. I got some with this pregnancy and it is usually brown to light pink in color and very light. Only there when you wipe or leaving only a smear on your panty liner. Usually will only last a day or two.View Thread
My last period was Aug 14 so you must be very close to me. Totally normal to bleed a little. I had some brown spotting for a few days right around when I would have gotten a period. As long as its not heavy and you aren't having painful cramping it's ok. My OB said it was either breakthrough bleeding or implantation bleeding. Congrats! It doesn't seem real to me either. lol!View Thread
I'm new to the group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Rachel and I am a full time student and stay at home mom. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 4 years and we have 2 beautiful children together. My son (from my previous marriage) and a daughter, I got my BFP last Sunday and am just shy of 5 weeks now. I was here while I was pregnant with my DD three years ago and I loved all the support and the wonderful people I met here. Hope to make more pregnancy buddies this time around. HHP to all. Look forward to getting to know you ladies.View Thread
Officially 13 weeks today! can't wait to see you all over on the second trimester boards. Thank you all so much for reading my crazy hormone induced rants and questions! It was great to have your support and know I wasn't the only one suffering. : ) HHP to all!View Thread
I just picked up that book the other day and it does have a lot of info. but it can be overwhelming esp for a first time mom. Your Pregnancy Week by Week is a good one for first time moms. It has info but not so much that it overwhelms or freaks you out. Don't too ahead of yourself either! And avoid looking stuff up online. I have made that mistake and it's one of the best ways to completely freak yourself out.
I've known I was pregnant since I was 4 weeks and waiting a month to see my OB was the worst! Esp since I had m/c my last pregnancy. I just wanted to hear that HB and see that there was actually a baby in there.
My best advice is to relax, and enjoy the miracle that is happening in your body. Take a prenatal and drink plenty of water. Try to eat as best a diet as any ms will allow. Listen to your body and get as much rest as you need. Try filling your time with activities and hobbies too so you won't feel so compelled to obsesses over the pregnancy. (I have this habit of driving myself crazy over every little pang.)
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