2 posts tagged pregnancy

Chemical pregnancy: my experience (emotional post)

Positive pregnant test
Early pregnancy loss or chemical pregnancy is one of those things that as women we aren't encouraged to discuss publicly. The old superstition of you shouldn't talk about pregnancy before 12 weeks, 'just in case'. But 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. That is so many women and families going through the upset and grieving a miscarriage and nobody even knows they are suffering. I am 1 in 4 women. In November of this year I experienced a early miscarriage, sometimes called a chemical pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant by doing a home pregnancy test when I was 4 weeks and 2 days pregnant. A beautiful clear pink second line on a FRER (for those not spending silly amounts of time on Trying To Conceive forums - a First Response Early Response test). By the next day I had a negative result. I started bleeding nearly a week later at 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant. ... Continue Reading

Surprise, you’re pregnant! My pregnancy story

According to my pregnancy dates I fell pregnant with Harrison on the Valentines Day 2014.  We were not trying for a baby, in all honesty I was on the pill and we were very much not expecting to fall pregnant. I realised I was pregnant half way through a night shift when I realised, to my shock, that my period was late. Before I even took a test, I knew I was pregnant, no doubt in my mind. So poor Fabio was up at 7am with me in the search of a pregnancy test. Low and behold, 1-2 weeks pregnant. ... Continue Reading