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July 17th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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New & not sure if I'm in the right place..Any input would be amazing!! I feel like there's a chance I am pregnant but don't know if it's just me questioning things too much. My boyfriend and I are not purposely TTC, but we knowingly do not use protection, nor does he 'pull out' to prevent anything from happening either. In the past yr I have been on the depo shot form of BC twice, but never consistantly. Each time it has messed up the length of my cycle, cycle dates, etc. (Which I know is expected when on BC) Since we aren't purposely trying, but still aware it may happen, I have been continuing to live my normal lifestyle (drinking & smoking cigarettes). My BC ended in March, and I did not properly track the dates AF came to town since except for last month..if my cycle is back to normal then I am now 2 days late. I've been having symptoms that could possibly be pregnancy or just the normal PMS. I'll feel somewhat sick, but it's not so much of a nausea, just a blah kinda feeling in my tummy sometimes in the morn or throughout the day. I have been extremely tired & cramping the past few days, but not the same kind of cramps I usually feel when it's about that time. I took one at home test last week, and another today. Both were a BFN. I feel like it's too soon or I'm just worrying way too much..of course only time will really tell. Even though I've mentioned we aren't purposely TTC, we would be ESTATIC if it were to happen. IDK if it's just me personally, or my body telling me cut back, but even smoking the past week or so has been almost repulsing to me, I don't really like them as much, and haven't been drinking as much either simply cause I don't want it like normal. I hate the waiting game & wish I could go one way or the other, pregnant or about to start my period, that way I can stop everything now to prevent any problems.
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July 18th, 2013, 08:28 AM
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It may or may not be too early to tell, but definitely err on the side of caution and stop smoking and/or drinking if you can. The damage it can do to a baby this early is immense, this is the time brain and body are developing.

Since you are not sure how long your cycle should be, wait until you are about 7 days late and then test again Good luck! It is possible it is too early to get an accurate read on the at home tests.
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