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confusion!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
hiya, wasn't sure which board to post this on so i hope i chose the right one! basically after reading various posts i'm kinda confused about the whole pregnancy/period thing. If its possible that you can still get your period even if you're pregnant how can a sexually active person ever know for sure that shes not pregnant? For example a mate of mine had unprotected sex, took the morning after pill a couple of days later and has since had something like 2 periods which we all automatically presume means shes ok, not pregnant etc. but just cos shes got a period does it necessarily mean that? I think we're guessing the depth of my confusion here! any advice (?) or some kind of light shed on the matter would be much appreciated. thanks!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    damn, ok, big mistake, just seen another post thats asking the same question as mine, will check better first next time <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; sorry to everyone who looked here thinking it'd be something original!
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    hehe dont worry littleangel, welcome to thesite <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    i know what you mean though. im on the pill, but the periods i have are just what they call breakthrough bleeding and arent a real period. and dont prove you're pregnant. which is a bit scary. i think id have noticed if i was pregnant by now though, and as i seem to be losing weight i doubt it! not had much of a chance to lately either. so im guessing thats ok. also, i take 3 packs at once then a 7 day break, which is kinda scary in the way of "am i/arent i pregnant"..

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thought you would like some other clues to being pregnant. :- heavy and bloated feeling like a late period (or even a golf ball) in your lower gut. Nausea and dislike of certain smells i.e.coffee. weeping. sore tits. dizzy. nose bleeds. feeling unwell. backache.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Golf ball?! OUCH!! remind me never to get pregnant! mind you, dont suppose thats the worst of it! *goes off feeling sick!*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by littleangel:
    how can a sexually active person ever know for sure that shes not pregnant?

    She can't know for sure. Ergo, if you don't want to get pregnant, don't have sex. Makes perfect sense to me.....yet there are all these teenage pregnancies because everyone thinks sex is such a great thing that they can't possibly wait until a baby wouldn't be the end of the world, because after all you can have an abortion if anything goes wrong....grrrrrr.

    *apologises in advance to anyone this offends, it's something I feel strongly about but I know that most people don't share my views*

    littleangel, if you're interested I made a post about things people might not know about pregnancy quite a while ago, here's the link: http://www.thesite.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000709.html

    [This message has been edited by wildchild (edited 02-06-2001).]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by wildchild:
    ...if you don't want to get pregnant, don't have sex. Makes perfect sense to me.....yet there are all these teenage pregnancies because everyone thinks sex is such a great thing that they can't possibly wait until a baby wouldn't be the end of the world, because after all you can have an abortion if anything goes wrong....grrrrrr.

    What offends me wildchild is that people DO see abortion as a form of birth control. Agree with you there.

    But sex IS great and you can't hide that, SO what we do is try to educate youngsters that contraception is a good idea. So we say that girls should take the pill, blokes should wear rubber and that babies really fuck up you life if you are a teenager. SO be careful ou there.

    As for the problem, no she won't know for certain but it is rare for periods to happen while a woman is pregnant. Why don't the pair of you see family planning - its anonymous and they will give free advice and free condoms if you don't want to take the pill.



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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    Originally posted by Man Of Kent:
    What offends me wildchild is that people DO see abortion as a form of birth control. Agree with you there.

    also agree there. i am pro-choice if it happens, in an accident type situation, not one that means you couldnt be bothered to get the emergency contraceptive, or couldnt be bothered to use a condom or take the pill properly. but then i wouldnt say that someone *couldnt* have an abortion if they were just lazy. but i wouldnt think very highly of them for it.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    also agree there. i am pro-choice if it happens, in an accident type situation, not one that means you couldnt be bothered to get the emergency contraceptive, or couldnt be bothered to use a condom or take the pill properly. but then i wouldnt say that someone *couldnt* have an abortion if they were just lazy. but i wouldnt think very highly of them for it.


    I know what you mean but COULDN'T's dodgy. Coz then we're lettign babys that aren't wanted into the world...child abuse??????
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