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jensay July 7th, 2005 12:25 AM


A few days ago I took a home pregnancy test, and it came out positive with a slightly faint line.

However, last month.. the exact thing happened to me.. so here I am thinking I am pregnant.. then BAM! 3 days later I had my period. I went to the doctors to take a urine test and they said it was "borderline-positive", and she mentioned that that mean either it was too early to tell.. or that I had a miscarriage. So, I am assuming that since I had my period a few days later.. that I had a miscarriage. *This was last month by the way*

Now, to bring you up to date, I took another one this month, and it came out positive. My question is.. to the ladies who are/have been pregnant.. is if you've experienced all the symptoms? I am kind of leaning towards the possibility that I AM pregnant.. there are a couple things I noticed this month that didn't happen last month.. for the past week and a half.. I have been cramping quite often.. then up until about 2 days ago it completely stopped.. then yesterday.. I started to feel these sort of sharp pains in my lower abdomen.. right in the middle. I've also had some uterine cramps that were kind of unusual.

Another thing that was kind of strange.. I just looked in the mirror and it seems as if my upper body's veins are more evident.. which is quite strange because whenever I take a blood test, the nurse has the HARDEST time trying to locate my veins.. but right now they're staring right back at me.. not grossly evident.. but evident to me.

The strange thing is.. that my breasts aren't really that sensitive right now.. I mean, they feel normal. They're not really tender or anything like that... just normal. I haven't really been urinating that frequently like most girls obviously are at this point. I'm also not experiencing morning sickness.. I mean.. I may guess a little nauseous here and there.. but nothing crazy.. and maybe it's normal to feel a little nauseous every now and then?

Right now as of this moment.. I feel kind of normal.. my lower abdomen feels like I've been doing some sit-ups or something.. but nothing too weird.

Not having all the symptoms made me question if I really am pregnant or maybe I had another miscarriage like last month? Is that possible?

By the way.. I can't go to the doctors until August.. that's when my medical starts up again... so I guess I'm in kind of a rut until then.

Sorry for such a long post ladies.. but please, give me your feedback It will be greatly appreciated.

Oh, I'm also 20 yrs old.. and my cycle runs around 32 days. The first day of my last cycle was May 23, 2005 and it is now July 6, 2005. So I am somewhat late..

mom2sarah July 7th, 2005 07:53 AM


I was doing some quick math and you seem to be about 17 days late. That's pretty late. I would definitely take another pg test just to see if your line is a little darker. I think there are some ladies who don't feel any symptoms. The cramps sound very promising. I have heard of ladies who bbs are not tender. I would test again and if it's a pretty dark line then celebrate and enjoy this time. I would go to the dr asap in August.

Good Luck
Keep us posted


mommyangie July 7th, 2005 04:07 PM

I was going to suggest another preg test as well. I have never heard of something being "borderline pregnant" so that diagnosis seems odd to me. :blush: I would definitely test again.

jensay July 11th, 2005 02:08 PM

Hi ladies, thanks for responding. Well, I just tested again.. and here's the weird thing.. I bought some testing strips from online.. and I bought some pg tests from the store. I've been using the online test strips every day since a week before my period and the 2nd line has gotten progressively darker over the past couple weeks.. but the test I bought from the store.. you can BARELY see the 2nd line, what's going on with that?

When I first tested with my 2nd pregnancy I tested with First Response and that one came out positive and I tested the same day with my online strips and those came out negative [so I thought those were faulty].. so I waited a while and kept testing with my online strips.. and EVENTUALLY those came out positive.. but my 2nd testing of store bought tests was the EPT test.. and that was the one that you could HARDLY even tell there was a horizontal line.

Babydoll July 11th, 2005 04:36 PM

It has everything to do with the sensitivity of the tests. First response is majorly sensitive and it seems the online strips are more sensitive than EPT. Girl, you are prego! Start celebrating!

1234rachael July 19th, 2005 01:44 PM

Sounds promising, please keep us updated :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

jensay July 19th, 2005 09:55 PM

well.. I guess I had a stroke of luck, I called the doctor's last week just to "check" if MAYBE I did have medical insurance.. and turns out that was my last week of insurance.. so I went in and took a urine test.. that came out positive :)

wish me luck ladies! the nurse said I should be around 8 1/2 weeks now! yay!

Babydoll July 19th, 2005 10:07 PM

YAY!!! Congratulations!!! :cheer:

tearsofhope July 20th, 2005 06:32 AM

Congratulations girl! I saw your story and wanted to read up on it. How are you feeling now? Are your boobs starting to hurt now? :)

jensay July 20th, 2005 02:27 PM

thanks ladies :) you guys are awesome! hmm, my boobs do occasionally get sensitive yes, especially in the morning... and they feel really heavy after I remove my bra.. but oddly enough, they don't seem to have gotten any bigger? when do those 'dramatic' changes take place anywho?

also ladies i had a couple questions.. some of you had miscarriages without even knowing it right.. I mean.. the way you found out was that when you went to the doctor's, they told you the baby had stopped developing. my question is.. if that was totally unexpected does that mean you weren't bleeding?

my other question was.. the cramping.. i heard that you'll have some cramping around the time you were supposed to get your period, does that only include the first month you missed your period? or every month after that?

thank you guys so much for your input :D it's greatly appreciated :dothug:

Babydoll July 20th, 2005 02:54 PM

Hey Girl,
With my MC, it's just like you said, no bleeding or cramping, just went in for an ultrasound and there was no heartbeat and the baby had stopped developing weeks prior. My only reason to believe there was a problem was that my symptoms started to go away and I kinda just knew there was something wrong. My midwife said it would eventually pass, but didn't know when. I never experienced cramping around AF time, but then again, I never really had bad AF cramps ever.
I hope you don't have to worry about any of that. Sounds like you've already breezed right through the difficult weeks and I hope you see the heartbeat real soon!

wewantaminime July 20th, 2005 04:02 PM

My first M/C was just as yours accept I had the D/C before my symptoms disappeared. However my 2cd was natural. You will know if this is happening. For me the pain was so bad I had to get up and walk around. Then I got a clue and went to the restroom to check and well the rest is history. Better days are yet to come.

On a happier note...Congratulations!!!!

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