Need help with possible pregnancy

Sat, 09/11/2004 - 14:52
Submitted by Lilbit4185

Im only 19 and have lived a somewhat "sheltered" life growing up. I have this little problem where I don't have impulse control and it's always made me do things in the past that I regret. And things that I got in trouble for. But now I think that I have really screwed up this time. I had this impluse to sleep with this one guy (before him I had only been with one other guy) and so I did. And part of the time we didn't use anything. I know that we should have but you know how it is when you're in the mood and the moment is right and all that. And for having sex with him without is not the part that I fact I don't regret any of it. But...I haven't had my period since the beginning of May. I haven't spotted or anything like that. And now I'm worried beyond belief. I was hoping that someone could maybe tell me the signs of early pregnancy (and I know at 19 I should know this but I don't ) and maybe tell me which test I should buy when I go to get one

Pregnancy test

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Sat, 09/11/2004 - 19:45

Hi... You should go to a planned parenthood near you, since you're 19 and I'm guessing either in school or not making a ton of money, you can get a cheap and or/free test there, as well as have a knowledgable person with you when you find out the result. They will help you to know all of your options if you are pregnant, and if you aren't, they can help you decide on a method of birth control that would work for you to prevent this situation from happening again. In that case, if what I assumed above is correct, you may qualify for a program called "take charge" in wich you get free birth control and a llot of other health services. good luck! I hope everything turns out the way you want it.

if you happen to live somewhere that's not near a planned parenthood, e.p.t. is a good one.

signs of pregnancy

Sun, 09/12/2004 - 09:39

breasts hurt (tender), feel tired maybe, morning sickness for some people, cravings for foods that might be kinda weird. take a drugstore test or go to planned parenthood, please, because if your pregnant you need to know so you can make decisions. gnny009 gives great advice!

Tue, 09/14/2004 - 13:15
Carlin Ross

Yes, take a pregnancy test. You need to know your options and make a decision within a certain time frame IF you don't want to continue with the pregnancy. If you do, and that's your decision, then you need to start taking care of yourself and see a doctor.

Know that you can get a non-surgical abortion (just take a pill) within the first 8 weeks of a prenancy. After that, you're looking at a surgical abortion with anasthesia and the whole nine yards. Planned parenthood is the place to start no matter what your decision is in the end.

Just make an informed decision and know that either way you're still a good person. As women, we have to make the hard decisions in life sometimes without the support we need. Please let us know how you're doing.

Wed, 09/15/2004 - 22:07

First off I want to say thank you to ya'll. You guys have been really nice to me bout the questions I asked. I felt as though you might make fun of because I don't know much about sex, but you didn't and that meant so much to me. Where as when I went to a friend bout this she just kind of blew me off and went onto her problem of not getting enough sex (or something like that but that's not the point here).

Secondly, I did start my period two days ago. And I feel somewhat relieved by that fact. But I am still a little worried. For one I know that you can have your period through out a pregnancy. And for two I want to know why I didn't have one for so long. I think the second one is WAY more scary than the first. Even though I know that being pregnant and raising a kid can be scary. But I think that finding out something is wrong would be a lot worse than finding out that you are pregnant. Don't you? But anyway I just wanted to let ya'll know what happened and to say thank you for the help and the support.

Wed, 09/15/2004 - 22:18

I know exactly how you feel... the same situation happened to me earlier this year. I was told that some reasons you might have missed your period is a sudden and extreme change in diet and/or lifestyle, if you aren't eating enough, stress, and it's probably a combination of all those! Another possibility is that you could have been pregnant and then had a miscairrage, which is also pretty common. That's the extent of my knowledge, after I got my period I just left it at that... even though I felt like you said, relieved, but also a little nervous, like, what was that all about?