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Can someone help? same situation maybe?

I stopped birth control in Dec. '12. Until last cycle, I averaged 28 days. Last time it was 36 days between periods. Period started April 26. Had cramping May 6 and then again like 2 days later. Today I'm feeling cramping again. Not usually normal for me, but I was on bc for a few years before stopping. I do have unprotected sex. Not really ttc, just letting nature take its course. Could these recent cramps be implatation? Please share if you've experienced the same. Thanks!

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on May. 14, 2013 in Health

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  • Why don't you wait until your period was due to see if you miss it and then take a test. You know, like an NORMAL person that knows how the reproductive cycle works would do.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:48 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • She's not doing anything to prevent it, but can she afford it, or just another welfare baby in the making?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • You have at least a week or so before you are late. Why don't you wait tell you are late then test.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:51 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • Gee, thanks a lot moms. This site has been ruined by trolls. Cant even ask a question without people judging. I just wanted to know if others have felt like this. Really, to assume its a welfare baby? I am a middle-class, 30 year old woman with two kids. I have a steady job and a wonderful man. We think he might be infertile and dont have the money to go for tests, so we arent putting hope into getting pregnant. I dont know WHEN I will miss a period and the prospect is getting me excited. I didnt want to get my hopes up yet in case it was nothing. Again, THANKS FOR TRASHING ME WHEN I JUST ASKED A SIMPLE QUESTION!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:58 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • I have no idea.

    Answer by m-avi at 8:59 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • I'm unsure if implantation causes specifics cramping issues in most women. I never experienced them, myself.

    If your cycles are so unpredictable that you're unsure of when a period should occur, you might want to just have your doctor do a blood test to confirm or deny a pregnancy.

    Why do you think he is infertile?

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 9:02 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • Based off a 28 day cycle a period that started on April 26 would put conception on May 10th and next missed cycle on May 24th. That's the generic answer which also mean implantation would not occur on May 6. Having a 36 day cycle puts the dates eight days later still not implantation. Of course I don't know your body or when it ovulates so anything is possible. I never experienced implantation cramping or bleeding in any of my pregnancies so no personal experience to speak from. If you miss your cycle on May 24th and it hasn't come by June 1st take a test.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:11 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • He believes this because with a previous partner he used the pull-out method. Either he did it right, or he has a problem. Thats what we are trying to figure out. Neither of us can go to the dr because our jobs don't provide health insurance. My children are covered by my ex husband. I had no real need to have insurance right now, so I haven't purchased it yet.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:15 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • Thank you 2auticticsmom. I've been searching online but everything is based on generic questions. Not that I had normal cycles for 4 months and just last time was weird. With my first, never taken bc, I had a positive test exactly one week after intercourse. With my second, I was off bc for 3 months before conceiving and didn't know until my husband pointed out my darker nipples, probably a month and a half into pregnancy. So, its been different both times. Thought maybe this time might be different too.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:20 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • Either he did it right, or he has a problem

    Or she had a problem. That's not reason enough to suspect the problem is with him. There are ways he can boost his fertility naturally. However I don't know how long you've been trying either. Perfectly healthy couples can take up to 18 months to conceive. After a year or two then you start thinking about testing.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:21 PM on May. 14, 2013

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