I stopped breasfeeding in August and resumed my period in Spetember. I have been running a roughly 22-25 day cycles since then. My milk "dried up" within a week of stopping breastfeeding. I have tuberous breast deformity so I had trouble making and maintaining milk supply for all my kids. However, about 2weeks ago, give or take, I started lactating from my left breast. (my left was my "good" breast when nursing) It looks like colostrum, no pain, just the let down tingle occasionally. Can lactation be a sign of early pregnancy? I am not due for my period for another 1 -5 days. I am not always regular so a late period isnt necessarily a sign of pregnancy for me. I have not had any of my usual AF signs...no cramping/backache or bloating. I am a little concerned b/c I actually had a TL in January 07. I am concerned about the chances of ectopic. Any input would be helpful....maybe ease my mind a little.
Here let me tell you my story to see if this helps you....
My son came in August of 01 I TRIED as hard as I possibly could to breastfeeed. He just would not take. I tried for like 3 months. So then my milk dried up of course. Well comes June/July my son is 10 months old. And I am sitting at the computer and feel slightly that my bbs ache. So I go into the bathroom and look at them. Looking, feeling. I thought that they looked a little different but I really wasnt sure. Well I dont know why I thought of doing this...but I started to squeeze them. Seeing if anything would come out. Sure enough. Colostrum did! Wow I flipped! I wasnt due for a period I didnt think. I was also on the pill. So I call my g/f who works for my ob/gyn. And ask her for her opinion and see if I could be pregnant. She says Oh goodness YES! And I was like OMG! My son now is only 10 months old! lol So the next day I believe it was...I went to CVS and got a HPT....POSITIVE RIGHT AWAY! oh C R A P! I then went to the dollar store because I really dint have any more money and I really just wanted to test again to make sure! Welll......POSITIVE! Went to the doctor and I was 5 weeks along.
I hope this helped you. So I guess you pretty much could be. Take a test. If it comes back negative then wait for your period. If it doesnt show...then take one again.
Whats a TL? And why would you be worried its an ectopic? Good luck keep us posted.
TL=tubal Ligation. Ive been "fixed"...lol. And if a tubal does not take, and the tubes grow back together then there is scar tissue and increased risk for an ectopic pregnancy. Thats why I am a bit concerned. I need to wait a week to take a test, assuming period does not show, since I am not due for 1-5 days.
Ok took an HPT this morning and got a funny result. positive pregnancy should look like + ---. I got the control line fine...a very dark purple. the horizontal line on the right box was a lighter purple, but looked like this -- ---. In the gap of the line a clearish/light "line" went up and down. I kinda think I had a test malfunction. I am due for AF between today and the 10th. I guess ill wait until monday to take another test. I have been having a little crampy feeling, but no back pain like i normally get with AF. I have 5 kids you think Id be familiar with the early signs...but all mine were different. I have some breast soreness and when I come down the steps they kinda have this tingly/hurty feeling. I wonder if I am imagining it b/c I am worried about pregnancy. Though, if it turns out I am not, I will probably be a little dissapointed...even though I was not planning on more children, hence the TL. Ill keep you updated.
I am having some sore/crampy feeling this morning. Could be AF coming. As strange as it sounds...I am a little nervous about getting AF. I think I was almost hoping for a pregnancy. Though my husband certainly wouldnt be thrilled. I am not sure if I am having AF cramps...or gas cramps...lol. Sorry for TMI, but we all are pretty graphic at one time or another...lol. I guess we will see soon...if it is AF it should be here today if I am cramping. I will keep you guys updated...
I also started lactation many months after stopping breastfeeding. I spoke with my doctor and a pharmacist, they both said it is an unlikely sign. They were wrong, I am 4 weeks prego. I started lactation the day I concieved. It has stopped now, but trust your body. It knows.
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So....? What did u find out? Cuz 1 of my MANY HPT, I took w the my son that I am still currently pregnant w, results showed up JUST like urs!! Dark control sign, dark horizontal line w a faint vertical line. I'm just curious. I figure u should know by now if u r!!
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