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My MIL is telling me....

I am nursing a nine month old and just started getting regular periods again about 4 months ago. DH and I have been TTC and I mentioned in another question of mine about a pregnancy test showing me a faint positive line and the when i took one several hours later it didnt show one at all. So my MIL says that being around a newborn ( my friend just had one) can screw me up and make me miss my period again and make me show up a false positive on a pregnancy this possible? and has it happened to any of you?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • No.. false positives are very rare. Typically only if you have just given birth or miscarried - less than 8 weeks you can get a false positive. Other than that - I *think* some cancer drugs can do it. So if you had a positive (even faint) you are pregnant. The reason it may have been false the next time is because you are very early.

    Take another in a couple of days. Congrats!!

    Answer by ratchetlee at 8:54 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • nursing can mess up your periods, but just being around a newborn doesn't do anything to you - it's the nursing that affectsyour hormones.
    as for the line, if it was very faint, and you can't get another + over the next few days, I would chalk it up to evaporation line.

    Answer by teri4lance at 9:01 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Nursing affects your periods, but it doesn't not give you a false positive on a pregnancy test. One of two things happened. You either misread an evaporation line as a positive. An evaporation is a colorless (slightly grey) ghost line. If the line was a pale pink or blue, depending on the brand of test, then that is a positive no matter how faint. You can get a positive and then later a negative because your urine isn't as concentrated later as it was when you first tested. Buy another test and take it first thing in the morning.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:12 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • i've never heard of that...i have heard that usually if women are around each other a lot they tend to ovulate around the same time

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • mil is wrong.

    Answer by hypersquirrel at 11:45 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I have heard of a chemical pregnancy... which causes your hcg levels to increase due to meds but not by being around a new born... after all you have been around a new baby for 9 months now. I would wait a few days, do not stress, not think about being pregnant or not, and test first things in the morning . They say the hcg levels are more concetrated in first morning urine and testing is more accurate sooner.

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 9:56 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • a chemical preg is when your egg gets fertilized long enough to increase your pg hormones but it isn't viable and goes out with menstruation. that's a quick and dirty definition but gets the point across.

    Answer by teri4lance at 2:09 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • If you took your second test with anything but first morning urine the test was wasted. You're pregnant. Breastfeeding DOES NOT create pregnancy hormones.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:28 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Okay well you are pregnant, Yes BF can mess with menses. NO being around a newborn will NOT! Faint Positive means positive during that 5 minutes! Checking a test after 5 mins is pointless the line fades MORE because the urine is drying the stick. Read the pamphlet which comes with the test.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:00 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Oh and I recommend one of these no crazy lines just a clear yes no answer!


    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:02 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

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