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Not sure if pregnant?

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  • SepphiriaJadeRaine 11-12-12 | 02:42 PM
  • To start off, I have a 3 month old, so I am not looking to be pregnant.
    I have been on birth control since early September, but it is birth control meant for while I am breastfeeding. I have taken it on time every day (I even set an alarm for it). I started ovulating when my daughter was 3 weeks old and got my period by the time she was 5 weeks.

    I had a period in September, but missed October and now November. I have lots of thick white discharge, cramping (followed by lower back pain), fatigue, and increased appetite. I have taken 4 home pregnancy tests (2 in October and 2 this month), but they all came back negative.
    I'm not sure what is going on. I am married and have a supportive husband, but I wasn't looking to have another baby so soon.
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 11-12-12 | 03:52 PM

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    to The Baby Corner. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.
     


    What form of birth control are you using? How frequently is your daughter nursing? When my three were that little, I didn't take hormonal birth control and never got a period until they were at least 6 months old. (Even when we TRIED to get pregnant, I found that I could not get pregnant while nursing--I had to wean my babies before I could achieve another pregnancy.)Perhaps this is what you're experiencing if your daughter is nursing full-time. If you are nursing full-time AND you're using a form of hormonal birth control, it is VERY unlikely that you would be pregnant.

    However, if you're that concerned, you should contact your doctor.
  • SepphiriaJadeRaine 11-12-12 | 10:46 PM
  • I am on Jolivette, which doesn't have estrogen in it. That way I wouldn't dry up while taking the birth control. But, I stopped producing (even though I was breastfeeding almost exclusively) about 1 1/2 months ago. When I stopped producing, she was eating every 2 hours.
    And when I started ovulating, my daughter was eating every 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours.

    So, as of now, I am on the birth control my doctor prescribed, but not nursing because I stopped producing completely.

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