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December 12th, 2008, 02:24 PM
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Could someone explain to me what a chemical pregnancy is? Thanks
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December 12th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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It's when you're pregnant, and can get a BFP during your 2ww, but then you get your period or other heavy bleeding and the pregnancy is expelled with the blood. I had one last month. It wasn't painful or anything. My doctor said it happens in about 60% of pregnancies but most women don't know they're having them because most women don't test until AFTER they've missed their period. I test way before, got two BFPs, and then two BFNs 5 days later, and then AF two days after that. This was all confirmed by my doctor. It is unavoidable, and usually due to chromosomal or hormonal complications. They are very common, but most of the time women just aren't aware that they've occurred.

Here is some more info: http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/ch...pregnancy.html

You can find a number of articles online by Googling it.
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December 12th, 2008, 02:33 PM
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A very very very early miscarriage.

From dictionary.com:

chemical pregnancy

–noun Medicine/Medical.
1. a pregnancy that is confirmed by a pregnancy test but not by clinical signs and terminates before clinical signs can be observed.

From this site: http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/ch...pregnancy.html :

What Is A Chemical Pregnancy?

A chemical pregnancy is the clinical term used for a very early miscarriage. In many cases, the positive pregnancy test was achieved before the woman’s period was due but a miscarrige occured before a heartbeat was able to be seen on an ultrasound.
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December 12th, 2008, 02:47 PM
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Yep, super early miscarriage. The egg implants and lets out HCG (so you get positive pregnancy tests) but then there might be something wrong chromosomally or otherwise so your body expells it in your next period.
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December 12th, 2008, 03:06 PM
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Looks like the other ladies got to your question already.

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