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Do Tell: Have You Ever Had a Pregnancy Scare?

Unless you’re currently trying for children, your sex life is probably focused on not getting pregnant as much as it is on the sex itself. Since we know all about the various methods of contraception out there, we also know that none of them are 100 percent effective. If you’re having sex, there’s always a slim possibility you could get pregnant. And if you have a regular period, missing it for even a day could send you rushing out for pregnancy tests. So ladies, in your attempts to avoid it, have you ever had a pregnancy scare?

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Emily-Joyce Emily-Joyce 8 years
I had a week of hell recently with a pregnancy scare. I had to buy a test and found my entire destiny resting on my next pee! My PRECON status reached 2. Read all about it at http://emilyjoycediary.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/week-29-pregcon-alert/
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Yeah, a few times. I hated buying tests because I was only 16 or 17 and people would always give me looks that just screamed "What a tart."
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
yes - a couple times. my period is very very irregular so i don't always know when to expect it anyway, and there have been times that it's been in the back of my mind that i was preggo.
sass317 sass317 8 years
I was always super paranoid- bc I never wanted to tell my parents that they were going to be grandparents unless it was going to be good news. Now that Im married and in my late 20's my mom is counting the minutes until she gets that news lol. Of course now I also have baby fever and even when I was still on the pill I thought I was pregnant every month- it turned out my nausea was caused by switching generics of my BC and the multivitamin I was taking. At least buying a test isnt nearly as embarrassing when you have wedding rings on.
bluestar bluestar 8 years
Yes and it sucked!
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
The week before I got married, my doctor wouldn't refill my birth control for some reason for like 2 weeks...so I got horribly ill, but it ended up being from readjusting to meds again. I thought I was for sure, but I wasn't. I was happy yet sad.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I have no idea. I am in the UK and the guidelines are that they'll only run the checks on both me and my boyfriend if we have been trying to conceive for 18 months and failed.
bikinib7 bikinib7 8 years
Is it covered by insurance to check your fertility? Can any woman of child bearing age get this done? Just curious..
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I'm always stressed so my period is never on time. I was also on the depo shot for like 5 years and it totally messed up my cycle. :( We start off with no condom and then put one on (pff I used no condoms with my last boyfriend and nothing!) and I'm not pregnant. I basically have a "scare" every month. My boyfriend told me he had a dream I was pregnant the other night and so I took a test the next day to put his mind at ease. Always negative! I've been to the doctor about it and he said that when me and my boyfriend have been having regular unprotected sex for 18 months he'll check my fertility. Hello? I want my fertility checking now! :p
bikinib7 bikinib7 8 years
Meike, that is definitely good to hear. I was extra paranoid because I was late 10 minutes inserting my new ring... but I even called the Nuvaring Hotline (I know, I'm a worrywart) and she said 10 minutes late putting the ring in was not going to make any difference at all in my hormone levels. lol - Thankssss so much for making me feel better.
bbkf bbkf 8 years
No, I haven't. I take my pill every day and don't think about it otherwise.
darkangeldaria darkangeldaria 8 years
Yep, and I'm still oddly scared sometimes even though I'm meticulous with my BC now and then...
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