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Am I Could I be pregnant?

 

Many women start having typical pregnancy symptoms shortly after ovulation which they attribute to being pregnant. These typical symptoms may include increased appetite, weight gain, nausea, abdominal dicomfort, vomiting, and other symptoms commonly attributed to typical pregnancy symptoms. 

You could be pregnant if you had sex during your fertile days, you are having certain pregnancy symptoms, and especially if you missed your period.
The chances of being pregnant rise dramatically if you are not using birth control, but it is also possible to get pregnant even if you are using birth control, especially if you are not using it regularly or exactly as prescribed. 
Many women start having typical pregnancy symptoms before they miss their period and before they have a positive pregnancy test and they ask themselves "Am I pregnant?" But many women who are not pregnant may also experience these symptoms because they want to be pregnant and they are trying to be pregnant.
The bottomline is that only a positive pregnancy test will tell you for sure. Most home pregnancy tests will not be positive until you miss your period, about 15+ days after ovulation and you need to be patient until you get there.

The most common first symptom of pregnancy is a missed period (anovulation). Other typical pregnancy symptoms include breast tenderness, bloating and nausea but they  are not reliable enough for diagnosing pregnancy because many pregnancy symptoms are also premenstrual symptoms.

If you are wondering "Am I Pregnant?" and you want to find out, then you must first do a pregnancy test. Until the pregnancy test is clearly positive, there is no way knowing for sure.

Women who ovulate and men who have a normal sperm count have a 1 in 5 chance (20%) of getting pregnant in any one cycle. If you have had unprotected intercourse during your 5-6 fertile days prior to and the day of ovulation, then there is a 20% chance that you are pregnant. It is also possible to be pregnant even if you are using birth control, though some birth control methods like the pill are more reliable than the diaphragm or a condom. It is rare if you are using a medically approved form of birth control, but it becomes more likely if you don't always use your method every single time, or take your birth control pills every single day. Withdrawal (the pull out method) is a very unreliable form of birth control. If that is your choice of birth control, your chance of pregnancy rises dramatically.

The only way to answer the question "Am I Pregnant?" is to do a pregnancy test but many pregnancy tests will not be accurate until after you miss your period. A positive pregnancy test means that you are pregnant but a negative test does not necessarily mean that you are not pregnant.

What were your pregnancy symptoms? Please let us know below.

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By: doctormom On: Mar 6, 2007  2:13AM

I am confused because I do have breast tenderness. My appetite has increased somewhat, but those are my only symptoms. When I was pregnant with my first child -- I knew. Now I am anxious and confused. My period was due on March 5th and I have been spotting lightly since then. I took two pregnancy tests that were negative. The first was a little to earily (I was excited and impatient - February 28th; the second test was on March 3rd.) Could I be pregnant while spotting?

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By: Shaise On: Apr 11, 2007  7:56AM

Well, i am 19 years old and my boyfriend and i have been trying to conceive for a few weeks now. We had nprotected sex during my fertile days and during my very fertile day which was 1 day before ovulation. I have slight symptoms tired, hungry most of the time, weird feeling in my abdomin. I don't know but next week i'll test.

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By: Jens On: Jun 26, 2009  10:10AM

Hello, im 27yrs my period usually come on time, we have been trying to get pregnant. my previous last period was the 15th May so therefore if not pregnant it should have come on the 13th of June but instead came on the 19th but for only 3 days it usually lasts for 5 dys max, i had been feeling pretty tired lately and had a wierd feeling in my lower abdomen?Can i be?

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By: LAGORDIZ On: Jul 22, 2009  10:26AM

HELLO.IM 18 YRS I HAD INTERCOURSE TWO DAYS AFTER MY MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND WELL IVE BEEN SPOTTING WHITE MILKY CREAM ALOT LIKE NEVER BEFORE IVE BEEN HAVING CRAMPS LIKE MY PERIOD WAS ABOUT TO COME .. AND ALL I DO IS BE ON THE WEB SEARCHING AND LOOKING AT PREGNACY FACTS AND HOW TO GET PREGNANT...CAN I BE PREGNANT?

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By: poksmadhu On: Jan 27, 2010  8:19AM

My last mensural period s 28th dec 09, am waiting for my results. but i had taken pills for thrice for misscarriage to happen, so i have doubt that i willget pregnency or not, please let me know the chance of getting pregnency afte 3 misscarriage ?

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