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November 8, 2007, 7:38 am CST

Getting Pregnant

Quote From: sexxii_laydee

Hello everyone! I'm 17 years old and live with my boyfriend. We have been together a year in Feburary '08 and we've lived together since May '07. He works 2 jobs and he's 22. I work fulltime at Walmart as a cashier, I also attend school fulltime to get my grade 12. Anyways what brought me here is that I think I may be pregnant but I'm not sure. I told my boyfriend and he doesn't think I am. I have irregular periods so I can't remember when my last one was but I know for sure I didn't get my period this month (October) I've taken at home pregnancy tests but they read inconclusive or they read negative. I've taken 3 pregnancy tests and nothing yet. I feel really tired and have been missing school and work because I'm so tired. My breasts are sensitive too but I don't know if I am for sure or not. Getting into see my family physican is hard because I live in such a small community there isn't alot of doctors and so every doctor which I think we may have 5 doctors in town for 26,000 isn't cutting it. The next appointment available for seeing my doctor is in Feburary. What should I do? Could I be? I would really appreciate some feedback at this point. Thank you for reading and responding and hope all is well with everyone!

 

 

Sincerely,
Alisha

I'm worried first of all that your 17 and think your pregnant...If your living with your boyfriend i'm assuming it's a serious relationship...You could find a planned parenthood even if it's not in your town and go there...For a pregnancy test usually it's a walk in type thing...I'm sure if you called your primary care doctor and told them it was urgent that you come in they could squeeze you in.  Your not trying hard enough to get to the bottom of this, because even if your symptoms sounds like pregnancy if they are not there is still reason to be so tired that you have to miss school and work.  You need to get answers right away!!
 
November 19, 2007, 5:52 pm CST

im 17 and i need help

My and my boyfriend have been together for a while now. I am 17 years old and my boyfriend is 20 years old. Having children is the most important thing in the world to me. We have been trying for 7 months now. And im still not pregnant? im terified, i have regular periods and everything but im not pregnant. Is that bad? shud i worry
 
November 21, 2007, 7:48 pm CST

help

Quote From: alyssa_

My and my boyfriend have been together for a while now. I am 17 years old and my boyfriend is 20 years old. Having children is the most important thing in the world to me. We have been trying for 7 months now. And im still not pregnant? im terified, i have regular periods and everything but im not pregnant. Is that bad? shud i worry
please someone reply and give me so help im scared
 
November 27, 2007, 11:32 am CST

Should I get pregnant now?

I am a 26-year old female who has been with her boyfriend for nearly 3 years.We met through work and he is 11 years older than me. Although I love him very much I don't know whether he is the 'one'. We don't have a connection or 'spark' that people say they get when they meet the right person. I love him in the way that he protects, cares and looks after me in almost a 'fatherly' way but I don't think we have similar interests and desires for the future. He wants to settle down and have children, and I do want these things one day, but I am unsure as to whether they should be with him or not, and whether they should be now or in a few years' time when I feel like I am ready.

I am find myself getting very broody though and don't know whether I should be thinking about having children now or just going out and enjoying myself. I know that I've got years ahead of me to plan for a family but for some reason, I've been getting these overwhelming urges to have a child now, even though I've just moved into my new flat that I've bought and should be concentrating on having fun.

I have thought long and hard about all the implications involved and know that having a child involves a lot of hard work, financial and emotional commitment and responsibility. However, I'm a bit scared that if I wait ten years and find I am regretting now having it earlier, then I will be kicking myself.

I suppose because of these doubts, there must be an answer which says 'Wait until I'm older and more stable/secure' but I'm kind of thinking, "maybe I shouldn't be fighting these urges?' I know there's a hell of a difference between having a baby and wanting one, but I just feel that my life is getting to the stage where I'd like to settle down a bit more. I'm so confused - help!
 
November 29, 2007, 7:08 am CST

Difficulty getting pregnant

I'm a married 32 yr.old woman whom with my husband have spent the last two and a half years trying to get pregnant.  We have one child, a daughter who is 11 1/2 yrs. old now.  When we got pregnant back then, it was an oops!  Because of plans to complete college, I started using Depo-Provera shot as my preventive method. I just went off the shot two and a half years ago.  My husband and I are still young, and lead a healthy, active life.  You can imagine our surprise when nothing happened!! We have gone from one doctor to the next and there is nothing physically wrong with the two of us.  We finally decided to go with In-vitro.  I have just completed the first attempt and took my pregnancy test yesterday as scheduled. To my great disappointment, it was negative.  But the good news is, I still have not gotten my period and there is still a chance that I am pregnant. Now I have to wait till saturday to take a new test!!

Crossing my fingers!!! 

 

But out of pure curiosity, are there other people out there who have used depo-provera over a substantially long period of time and found they have difficulties in getting pregnant once off it?

 
November 29, 2007, 7:18 am CST

Wow

Quote From: alyssa_

My and my boyfriend have been together for a while now. I am 17 years old and my boyfriend is 20 years old. Having children is the most important thing in the world to me. We have been trying for 7 months now. And im still not pregnant? im terified, i have regular periods and everything but im not pregnant. Is that bad? shud i worry

I have to say that I see myself as a liberal person when it comes to life in general, but planing a family when you are only 17 yrs. old worries me! You are only a child and have a lot to learn and experience before becoming a parent. Live life first, then plan to have a family!!

 

But to address your question: There may be nothing wrong with you, aside from the fact that you may be psychologically  worrying or stressing yourself out by trying to get pregnant; which could have the complete opposite effect.  If you want to rule out physical problems, make an appointment with your doctor.

 

In my experience, things happen for a reason and sometimes it takes time for us to understand what that reason is.

 

 
November 30, 2007, 1:27 am CST

tough quesstion

Quote From: niknox

I am a 26-year old female who has been with her boyfriend for nearly 3 years.We met through work and he is 11 years older than me. Although I love him very much I don't know whether he is the 'one'. We don't have a connection or 'spark' that people say they get when they meet the right person. I love him in the way that he protects, cares and looks after me in almost a 'fatherly' way but I don't think we have similar interests and desires for the future. He wants to settle down and have children, and I do want these things one day, but I am unsure as to whether they should be with him or not, and whether they should be now or in a few years' time when I feel like I am ready.

I am find myself getting very broody though and don't know whether I should be thinking about having children now or just going out and enjoying myself. I know that I've got years ahead of me to plan for a family but for some reason, I've been getting these overwhelming urges to have a child now, even though I've just moved into my new flat that I've bought and should be concentrating on having fun.

I have thought long and hard about all the implications involved and know that having a child involves a lot of hard work, financial and emotional commitment and responsibility. However, I'm a bit scared that if I wait ten years and find I am regretting now having it earlier, then I will be kicking myself.

I suppose because of these doubts, there must be an answer which says 'Wait until I'm older and more stable/secure' but I'm kind of thinking, "maybe I shouldn't be fighting these urges?' I know there's a hell of a difference between having a baby and wanting one, but I just feel that my life is getting to the stage where I'd like to settle down a bit more. I'm so confused - help!

I honestly think that if you are unsure you are suppose to be with that person then that means you are not.

Some people believe in love at first sight or soulmates but others do not. I myself believe in the soulmate thing. I just knew that I was suppose to be with him forever.

 

Just think about what would happen if you did have a baby and you and your boyfriend ended up splitting up. How would it affect your life and your child's life. Kids tend to feel more secure when they have a stable family.

 

My answer to you is listen to your heart.

 
December 7, 2007, 2:22 am CST

Pregnant after vasectomy - oh my!

We are blessed to have 3 wonderful children (ages 2, 11, and 17) and couldn't imagine life without any one of them.  I've just recently found out I was pregnant with #4 even though my husband had a vasectomy about 6 months ago.  Getting the vasectomy was not an easy decision in the first place and wasn't made lightly.  We decided to have the vasectomy done because we felt it was the right decision at the time for our entire family.  I was completely prepared for the consequences of a vasectomy gone right but not at all prepared for the consequences of a vasectomy gone wrong (my husband now has a low sperm count even though the two post vasectomy tests showed no live sperm).  It just seems like we did everything "right" and yet things have turned out very wrong.  The very first emotion was of course shock and disbelief but that quickly turned to anger.  I just feel like someone or something has ripped the rug of life right out from under me.  I know pregnancy is usually a time for joy but that is one feeling I haven't yet had.  My biggest fear at this point is that I will somehow feel different towards this child - since technically this is an "unwanted" pregnancy.  I keep telling myself that "this baby must be meant to be" and that "things will get better with time" but it just seems like I can't actually get to that point of believing what I'm telling myself.  I'm still very angry even though I have nowhere or nobody to place that anger towards.  Any words/advice from anyone who has been in this situation would be greatly appreciated.
 
December 7, 2007, 7:02 am CST

Have 3 kids, had infertility issues

I saw the 12/6 show on getting pregnant, and it really took me back 17-18 years. I got married when I was in my 30s, and didn't start trying to get pregant until I was 37. I never dreamed that this might be a problem for me. I had a miscarriage, and a tubal pregnancy, andthen couldn't conceive. My ob/gyn had me on a small prescription of Clomid, and after a year of no results, (even though I was monitoring my ovulation) I requested a referral to a fertility expert. My ob/gyn said that since I had gotten pregnat twice in a year, given my age, that I was not a candidate for fertility treatment. She did give me the referral, and it was amazing! I had felt that to go see a fertility specialist was a public acknowledgement of my infertility (like not getting pregnant wasn't!) Anyway, it turned out that I was ovulating immature eggs. They would never get fertilized on their own. The fertility doctor changed the Clomid I was geting so that I took something like 5 a day for a week. What that did was make my cycle longer, by about 5 days, which was enough longer that my eggs were big enough to be fertilized. It was truly amazing. I'm sharing this because I think there are a lot of people who have issues similar to mine. I now have 3 kids, oldest is 16, youngest is 12, and I coulod really relate to those people who were having trouble getting the ball rolling. I think it is important to call in the pros. I was initially unwilling, and I don't think it would happened. Once I had one, the others were conceived on their own.
 
December 11, 2007, 12:18 pm CST

Getting Pregnant

Quote From: mrsbroncofan

We are blessed to have 3 wonderful children (ages 2, 11, and 17) and couldn't imagine life without any one of them.  I've just recently found out I was pregnant with #4 even though my husband had a vasectomy about 6 months ago.  Getting the vasectomy was not an easy decision in the first place and wasn't made lightly.  We decided to have the vasectomy done because we felt it was the right decision at the time for our entire family.  I was completely prepared for the consequences of a vasectomy gone right but not at all prepared for the consequences of a vasectomy gone wrong (my husband now has a low sperm count even though the two post vasectomy tests showed no live sperm).  It just seems like we did everything "right" and yet things have turned out very wrong.  The very first emotion was of course shock and disbelief but that quickly turned to anger.  I just feel like someone or something has ripped the rug of life right out from under me.  I know pregnancy is usually a time for joy but that is one feeling I haven't yet had.  My biggest fear at this point is that I will somehow feel different towards this child - since technically this is an "unwanted" pregnancy.  I keep telling myself that "this baby must be meant to be" and that "things will get better with time" but it just seems like I can't actually get to that point of believing what I'm telling myself.  I'm still very angry even though I have nowhere or nobody to place that anger towards.  Any words/advice from anyone who has been in this situation would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know how your family feels about adoption but if you think you have enough to take care of, which 3 children are more than enough for a mother, then I would look into adoption! I'm pregnant with number 2, a plan child. After this birth i will have my tubes tied, if another pregnancy some how ever happens, we decided for the kids we already have best intrest we will go for adoption. I would want to meet the family and probably go with open, just so I can see pictures and know thier child is growing up healthy! Do whats best for you, your husband, your kids and this baby!
 
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