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Am I pregnant?? Conflicting signs

I am very confused. I was expecting my period by April 24th (at the latest), which is exactly 4 weeks after my last period. Almost always, however, it's a 2-3 days short of 4 weeks. So, on the 25th, I took a home pregnancy test and it was positive.

A little background info: my last period began on February 27th, which exactly 3 weeks after the previous period (that one began on February 6th). That's definitely early for me. Additionally, my last period was much heavier with larger and more frequent clots, and I experienced a bit more cramping.

A few days after the positive pregnancy test, I noticed that my cervix was extremely low, soft, and open. I've had a clear mucous, which I understand to mean ovulation and fertility. Well, the next day after noticing that, I experienced my normal ovulation pains/cramping.

It is now a week after the positive pregnancy test, and I have yet to feel any symptoms of pregnancy and no period. I do, however, have some cramping as though I'm going to start my period any day now.

Can someone please explain this to me? I have no idea what's going on. I'm guessing I may have miscarried previously (which would explain the positive pregnancy test) or had anovulatory bleeding (which I've experienced once before - which would explain the late period).

I am unable to see a GYN until June 1st, as my new job's insurance doesn't begin until then. HELP!!!!
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I didn't have any symptoms until almost 6 weeks.  There are some lucky women who don't have any symptoms at all.  So try to relax and not worry about it.  As long as the cramping is mild then you're fine.  I feel like my period is going to start every now and then but it's just the ligaments and uterus stretching to make room for the baby.  Congratulations!  Enjoy this time!
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I already have 2 children, and I was not at all planning on having more children at my age and current situation. Additionally, both of my previous pregnancies were "high risk" and were not at all pleasant. Thanks for your congratulations anyway.

I think I recall I didn't have pregnancy symptoms until a few months into pregnancy with the other 2, but it's been a while. I do not, however, remember having constant period-like cramping, especially this early on. I would have been insane with worry, if I had.

I just want to know sooner than later, is all. I need to figure out what I'm going to do...
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