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Old 03-04-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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Re: Could i be pregnant

I won't say the odds are high, but there's a chance you could be pregnant. The pull-out method is more like Russian roulette, and a lot of women get pregnant that way because the male doesn't time it just right.

You said you just ended your long did it last or when was the first day of your period? If you have a short period (say 3-4 days long) and it just ended, the odds are you likely would not have been fertile yet (I say likely, remember, there's still a chance). But, if you had a 7 or 8 day period that ended February 26, you'd have more chance for being fertile on March 3 (though I don't think the odds are terribly, terribly high that you are pregnant, but it could still happen).

First, you need to be sure to use protection if you're going to have sex such as condoms. It sounds from your post you realize that maybe things were a bit too fast for you and that you will be more careful in the future. Stressing out about being pregnant can delay ovulation, and delayed ovulation can delay your period, so if your period is late, yes, you could be pregnant, or it could just be late from stressing out.

You can take a pregnancy test as early as 4-5 days before you expect your period (if your cycles are very regular). If your period is late, you can take a home pregnancy test then. If a home pregnancy test comes back negative at 3 weeks since you had intercourse, you are probably not pregnant (assuming you don't continue to have unprotected sex).

Also, thinking you could be pregnant can cause you to develop symptoms associated with pregnancy; it is a strange mind-body connection. Also, remember that many symptoms associated with PMS are the same as early pregnancy symptoms--moodiness, bloating, fatigue, nausea, headaches can all be PMS symptoms as well as symptoms of early pregnancy.

In the meantime, you just have to wait, I'm afraid. I don't think there are high odds you could get pregnant, but there is still a possibility.

Good luck!

Last edited by livinTX; 03-04-2007 at 07:03 PM.