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edit: definitely not pregnant but still no AF :( edit: all sorted! x shock horror i said the p word... little boys run away now! ok i started on iron tablets about 2 weeks ago..quite a high dos… Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
edit: definitely not pregnant but still no AF :(
edit: all sorted! x

shock horror i said the p word... little boys run away now!

ok i started on iron tablets about 2 weeks ago..quite a high dose as was pretty anaemic... my periods were due around the 26th..... dont really use contraception as chart and manage to determine ovulation this way(plus second kid took ages to conceive so can rely on this method)

this month was a bit lazy in taking temps but did guesstimate ovulation...obviously think i misjudged it..maybe? because no periods yet....anyways have done a test yesterday and was a negative.... so am thinking wheteher high iron intake has effected anyones periods? or is there a chance i might have conceived (theres a chance.... whoops!)

i wouldnt mind that much..was going to wait a few more years and wanna shift some weight before as well.....been cramping a lot so think maybe it will start..... im so confused...tell u what my body likes to play games...i bet i post this and then they will appear....!

anyways any gals on iron out there with a similar experience? thanks for reading and if anyone is offended i apologise.
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1 Like #1
you can get cramps and spot a bit when preggers its the egg implanting itself firmly,
#2
Nah, you havent offended at all MB, but it was a dam good read! :w00t:
1 Like #3
Congrats on new baby hun

Iron tablets won't affect your periods........imo lol
banned 1 Like #4
Pah... and you think you've got it tough!

Imagine having to shave every day!:w00t:
#6
guv
Pah... and you think you've got it tough!

Imagine having to shave every day!:w00t:
:w00t:
1 Like #7
How long ago did you have your baby?

I've had 3 and with my last 2 I had bad stomach cramps and a little bit of blood as Diva said whilst the egg was implanting itself, it could also be too early for a test to say positive.

On the other hand, if you've not long had your baby it could just be your body getting back to normal.

I can remember after I had my first I didnt get my period for 6 weeks after the inital blood loss associated with child birth, I thought omg surely I'm not pregnant again, turned out my body was just playing tricks on me.

Give your health visitor/midwife a wee phone, ask her if iron tablets can affect your period.
#8
Iron and periods


pah it aint no excuse for not ironing :p
1 Like #9
No iron wont affect your periods.
You defo didnt ovulate when you think you did then.
Which means ovulation was slightly later or..................baby.
just cos the last one took ages to concieve really means nothing for consequent babies.
How is your temp this morning?
#10
thanks for replies...some funny some helpful!! hehe...

choc old back on the congrats hun....its a no on the tests!! just dont like not knowing whats going on.

i had cramps big time second time round as well but then i get back ache before periods anyhoo....so im thinking maybe iron has made them heavier and more delayed?? guess just gotta wait a few more days otherwise ask doc where they gone with negative test as well!!

guv we still gotta shave/wax and in more places!!
steven glad u were etertained!
bankofmumanddad..wil read in a sec... my lil un is still awake as messed up nap time today!gonna put him down....
tinkerbell, ashley and diva ur all sweethearts
kung fu ur funny!!!

right brb...like i said ANY MONEY I START (whoops son hit caps!) now.....now that would be embarrasing after writing out my life story!! haha
#11
cherishu2
No iron wont affect your periods.
You defo didnt ovulate when you think you did then.
Which means ovulation was slightly later or..................baby.
just cos the last one took ages to concieve really means nothing for consequent babies.


fingers xd its later ovulation!
1 Like #12
hi hon, give it til maybe wednesday and then retest for pregnancy if your period hasn't started by then. Sometimes there isn't enough HCG in the body to show up in the first test. With my fifth son, I took a pregnancy test, it was negative, I was in bundles of tears for 5 days, and then suddenly I just KNEW I was pregnant again and this time the test was positive.

A lack of iron, anaemia, can effect periods by putting them off but if you have been taking iron tablets for two weeks your iron scores should be pretty good by now!

Make sure you are taking folic acid either way.

And good luck. Hope you get what you want x x x
#13
Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#14
borolad94
Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lol, one day your life will include conversations like this!

I remember before my 3rd child was born my mother-in-law asked me if I'd had a show yet.

My husband said.. I really don't think we'll be going to the theatre for a while! :oops:
#15
Btw even the 31 shops have pregnancy test kits now and often good branded ones
#16
ClarityofMind
hi hon, give it til maybe wednesday and then retest for pregnancy if your period hasn't started by then. Sometimes there isn't enough HCG in the body to show up in the first test. With my fifth son, I took a pregnancy test, it was negative, I was in bundles of tears for 5 days, and then suddenly I just KNEW I was pregnant again and this time the test was positive.

A lack of iron, anaemia, can effect periods by putting them off but if you have been taking iron tablets for two weeks your iron scores should be pretty good by now!

Make sure you are taking folic acid either way.

And good luck. Hope you get what you want x x x

thanks so much for that...can i ask how quickly the positives came up on ur other tests for ur previous kids.... with my first it came up fine... second i was a nutter and obsessed as couldnt conceive till month 13.... from what i can recall it might be because i took test after drinking a lot of water so if was any hcg it be drwoned out?! i dunno.... jus wanna know either way..but got no folic acid in house...i got sanatogen multivitamin and mutliminerals...but no F.acid in it.... will get some tomorrow along with a test tomorrow..unless AF visits me during the night..... its mad how confuzzled u feel!!

borolad94
Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


bless u xx
#17
ClarityofMind
lol, one day your life will include conversations like this!

I remember before my 3rd child was born my mother-in-law asked me if I'd had a show yet.

My husband said.. I really don't think we'll be going to the theatre for a while! :oops:


haha.... bless i dont blame him...to be fair thats nothing comapred to actual labour...id hate to see what happens down there!

DIVA1977
Btw even the 31 shops have pregnancy test kits now and often good branded ones


sorry whats the 31 shops?
#18
I agree with clarityof mind, you may have taken the test too soon. Try again tomorrow. Hope the answer is the one you want!
#19
burnley16
I agree with clarityof mind, you may have taken the test too soon. Try again tomorrow. Hope the answer is the one you want!


even i dont know what the answer i want is...gonna leave it to the big man up there!
#20
have repped as many as poss today will try to rmbr to rep rest later x
#21
magicbeans



bless u xx


Did I sneeze?
#22
guv
Pah... and you think you've got it tough!

Imagine having to shave every day!:w00t:


Here Here lol
#23
magicbeans
thanks so much for that...can i ask how quickly the positives came up on ur other tests for ur previous kids.... with my first it came up fine... second i was a nutter and obsessed as couldnt conceive till month 13.... from what i can recall it might be because i took test after drinking a lot of water so if was any hcg it be drwoned out?! i dunno.... jus wanna know either way..but got no folic acid in house...i got sanatogen multivitamin and mutliminerals...but no F.acid in it.... will get some tomorrow along with a test tomorrow..unless AF visits me during the night..... its mad how confuzzled u feel!!



bless u xx


I had some strange pregnancies and the last two were clomid-assisted so I'm probably not an awfully good marker to go by. But usually pregnancy tests wont show a positive until 17 days after ovulation. Some claim that for blah blah percentage of people they show up a positive result up to four days earlier than an expected period but they dont work for everyone. That's why I say give it an extra 5 days.

My first pregnancy, I didn't test the doc did.
My second pregnancy I got a + in the fifth week after my last period.
My third pregnancy, I got my "period" three days early, but it only lasted 4 days, as heavy as usual but it was 3 days short, so I thought utoh... positive test must have been done day after period was due.
My fourth pregnancy was clomid so I knew exactly what day period was due, started bleeding again 3 days early and tested day period was due. +
My fifth pregnancy tested day period was due. Negative result. Period started. Stopped bleeding on third day. Pregnancy test the next day was +

I know how you feel. Took us 7 years to conceive our fourth child.
#24
tinkerbell28
My first child + day 1. Second negative until I was a week late, 3rd negative until 2 weeks late and with my recent MC negative until a week late! That's my mixed bag!

thanks for sharing hun...sorry to hear about ur MC :-(

borolad94
Did I sneeze?

haha no ur reaction is so cute.

Bigpoppaad
Here Here lol


haha..... so shaving every day or labour?!?!
#25
thanks CoM..... 7 years to try for one kiddie wow...and there i am thinking i had it rought trying 13months for number 2!

so glad u got there in the end hun and defo a mixed bag there....so guess anything is possible!! x thanksx
#26
magicbeans
thanks CoM..... 7 years to try for one kiddie wow...and there i am thinking i had it rought trying 13months for number 2!

so glad u got there in the end hun and defo a mixed bag there....so guess anything is possible!! x thanksx


well we lost that one, he died at birth, but I have four blessings to keep me happy :)

Good luck with the pregnancy test. Much magic baby dust for you :)
1 Like #27
ClarityofMind
well we lost that one, he died at birth, but I have four blessings to keep me happy :)

Good luck with the pregnancy test. Much magic baby dust for you :)


aww thats really tragic hun :-( so glad u got 4 and defo ur right..they are truly blessings...

will let u know as soon as i test/AF shows x
#28
You dont realise how truly blessed you are until you read other peoples stories.

I've had 3 kids, 3 reasonably normal pregnancies and 3 decent enough births, no scares during any.

Then you read what other women have been through and you think wow. You couldn't even begin to imagine what having a MC or a SB could be like, then it makes you think what if that had of happened to the ones you have, it really is a very sad and tragic thing.

I know its a terrible time for both parents but for the Mum especially, I mean its you who carries the baby.

But somehow you manage to move on, maybe have another baby or already have babies that keep you going.

My kids mean the world to me, I could not picture what my life was like before I had them and definetly could not picture what it would be like without them(as any mother feels).

Some people just dont know how good they have things which in itself is also tragic.

I'm thankful everyday for my beautiful, clever and very very loving children(as is every good Mum).

I dread the day when my youngest goes off to school and I have no more babies to look after lol, 4-5 more years and I wont know what to do with myself, I'll be sitting outside the school waiting on them all coming out lol.

I realise that I've rambled on and it probably doesnt make any sense but well its late and I've been up since early morning lol.

Nite everyone x
#29
AshleyRFC
You dont realise how truly blessed you are until you read other peoples stories.

I've had 3 kids, 3 reasonably normal pregnancies and 3 decent enough births, no scares during any.

Then you read what other women have been through and you think wow. You couldn't even begin to imagine what having a MC or a SB could be like, then it makes you think what if that had of happened to the ones you have, it really is a very sad and tragic thing.

I know its a terrible time for both parents but for the Mum especially, I mean its you who carries the baby.

But somehow you manage to move on, maybe have another baby or already have babies that keep you going.

My kids mean the world to me, I could not picture what my life was like before I had them and definetly could not picture what it would be like without them(as any mother feels).

Some people just dont know how good they have things which in itself is also tragic.

I'm thankful everyday for my beautiful, clever and very very loving children(as is every good Mum).

I dread the day when my youngest goes off to school and I have no more babies to look after lol, 4-5 more years and I wont know what to do with myself, I'll be sitting outside the school waiting on them all coming out lol.

I realise that I've rambled on and it probably doesnt make any sense but well its late and I've been up since early morning lol.

Nite everyone x


lol, I always tell myself I'm not allowed to cry on their first days at school until they are inside the doors and can't see me.
#30
This has further implications in defining the beginning of [COLOR="red"]iron[/COLOR] in the subcontinent as a whole. The excavated sites are Raja Nala-ka-tila (199698), Malhar (1998-99), Dadupur (1999-2001) and Lahuradewa or Lohradewa (2001-2002) (Figure 1) Raja Nala-ka-tila (Lat. 24°41’ 55” N.; Log. 83°19’ E.) is located in the upper reaches of the Karamnasa within its loop like meander in district Sonbhadra. The excavations revealed a sequence which has been divided into [COLOR="Red"]four periods[/COLOR] (Tewari & Research Srivastava 1997; 1998).


O wait... Have i got the wrong end of the stick?
#31
Bigpoppaad
..............O wait... Have i got the wrong end of the stick?


MB may well be asking that Q soon if a certain test turns out to be positive :w00t:

:-D

Thats ok MB, you can thank me later :-D you know I always have you covered :w00t:
#32
AshleyRFC
You dont realise how truly blessed you are until you read other peoples stories.

I've had 3 kids, 3 reasonably normal pregnancies and 3 decent enough births, no scares during any.

Then you read what other women have been through and you think wow. You couldn't even begin to imagine what having a MC or a SB could be like, then it makes you think what if that had of happened to the ones you have, it really is a very sad and tragic thing.

I know its a terrible time for both parents but for the Mum especially, I mean its you who carries the baby.

But somehow you manage to move on, maybe have another baby or already have babies that keep you going.

My kids mean the world to me, I could not picture what my life was like before I had them and definetly could not picture what it would be like without them(as any mother feels).

Some people just dont know how good they have things which in itself is also tragic.

I'm thankful everyday for my beautiful, clever and very very loving children(as is every good Mum).

I dread the day when my youngest goes off to school and I have no more babies to look after lol, 4-5 more years and I wont know what to do with myself, I'll be sitting outside the school waiting on them all coming out lol.

I realise that I've rambled on and it probably doesnt make any sense but well its late and I've been up since early morning lol.

Nite everyone x


not a rant.... that was such a sweet read.... as a mother u can appreciate and agree with everything u have said....my bro in law has lost 2 girls both born a lil early but died after living for a bit :cry: and a good friend has found out that theres a high chance her baby might have some chromosomal abnormalities when she is born in 4 months.... i pray that her baby is ok but i know she will love her regardless.... makes u realise how lucky u r to have happy healthy children.... ikwym about when they go school.... i have one in school at the mo and the other starts half days in sept.... hes jus an ickle 2 year old at mo....!!
#33
Bigpoppaad
This has further implications in defining the beginning of [COLOR="red"]iron[/COLOR] in the subcontinent as a whole. The excavated sites are Raja Nala-ka-tila (199698), Malhar (1998-99), Dadupur (1999-2001) and Lahuradewa or Lohradewa (2001-2002) (Figure 1) Raja Nala-ka-tila (Lat. 24°41’ 55” N.; Log. 83°19’ E.) is located in the upper reaches of the Karamnasa within its loop like meander in district Sonbhadra. The excavations revealed a sequence which has been divided into [COLOR="Red"]four periods[/COLOR] (Tewari & Research Srivastava 1997; 1998).


O wait... Have i got the wrong end of the stick?

HAHA!

StevenA2000_uk
MB may well be asking that Q soon if a certain test turns out to be positive :w00t:

:-D

Thats ok MB, you can thank me later :-D you know I always have you covered :w00t:

steven ur lucky i like u otherwise ud be on the wrong end of my premenstrual tension/pregnancy hormones?!! haha
#34
So once, I was really nervous about taking a pregnancy test and I said to my husband.." I'm not gonna do it while you're at work, Im gonna wait till you're home and we can both do it together. I want you to do it with me."

And he said, "How's it gonna show if we're pregnant if I pee on the stick?"
#35
magicbeans
not a rant.... that was such a sweet read.... as a mother u can appreciate and agree with everything u have said....my bro in law has lost 2 girls both born a lil early but died after living for a bit :cry: and a good friend has found out that theres a high chance her baby might have some chromosomal abnormalities when she is born in 4 months.... i pray that her baby is ok but i know she will love her regardless.... makes u realise how lucky u r to have happy healthy children.... ikwym about when they go school.... i have one in school at the mo and the other starts half days in sept.... hes jus an ickle 2 year old at mo....!!


We were told that our second one had spina bifida. When she was born she was entirely healthy. It is really really hard to be worried about them during pregnancy because you can't SEE if they are okay and of course you love them whether they're perfect or not but you want them to have the best life possible and so therefore to be healthy. My thoughts and best wishes go out to your friend. Make sure she has her results second and third opinioned.
#36
ClarityofMind
So once, I was really nervous about taking a pregnancy test and I said to my husband.." I'm not gonna do it while you're at work, Im gonna wait till you're home and we can both do it together. I want you to do it with me."

And he said, "How's it gonna show if we're pregnant if I pee on the stick?"


Lmao. They should teach this stuff more in school. Some lads in my college are like.. "Whats a period?" "I dunno, but I kno lunch is period 4"

Such ignorance... Yet my knowledge is like..0.1% lol
#37
ClarityofMind
So once, I was really nervous about taking a pregnancy test and I said to my husband.." I'm not gonna do it while you're at work, Im gonna wait till you're home and we can both do it together. I want you to do it with me."

And he said, "How's it gonna show if we're pregnant if I pee on the stick?"


LOL!!! haha...u know when i took my first test (for first kid!) i was in bathroom peeing as u do.... and my cousin called up and my hubby went and answered (told him to stay outside door and wait..dunno why he decided he HAD t answer the phone!) and then started making small talk with her..im like put the bloody phone down u nutter we are emant to be looking at this stick,

it came up positive and the first thing he did was start talking to my belly about liverpool FC! the nutter!
#38
ClarityofMind
We were told that our second one had spina bifida. When she was born she was entirely healthy. It is really really hard to be worried about them during pregnancy because you can't SEE if they are okay and of course you love them whether they're perfect or not but you want them to have the best life possible and so therefore to be healthy. My thoughts and best wishes go out to your friend. Make sure she has her results second and third opinioned.

really...i will tell her about this as she is pretty down... chances are 1/10 to 1/250 pretty huge range but docs always give big ranges. she will go in every month to be monitored as one kidney is blocked but baby needs antibitics when its born..its just that its accompanied with a cyst on the brain so it might be a marker for abnormalities. must have been worrying that baby had soina bifida...im so worried i havent taken any folic acid in case i am preg!

Bigpoppaad
Lmao. They should teach this stuff more in school. Some lads in my college are like.. "Whats a period?" "I dunno, but I kno lunch is period 4"

Such ignorance... Yet my knowledge is like..0.1% lol


apparently some guys reckons gal go to the toilet to have their period and their done for the month ... hehe.... bless....its good to be clued up on all this i reckon...all part of sex education for boys and girls!
#39
magicbeans
LOL!!! haha...u know when i took my first test (for first kid!) i was in bathroom peeing as u do.... and my cousin called up and my hubby went and answered (told him to stay outside door and wait..dunno why he decided he HAD t answer the phone!) and then started making small talk with her..im like put the bloody phone down u nutter we are emant to be looking at this stick,

it came up positive and the first thing he did was start talking to my belly about liverpool FC! the nutter!


Yes my OH has indoctrinated ours with science fiction and fantasy movies, stars and lord of the rings lol
#40
All our mothers and grandmothers managed without the extra folic acid pills so don't worry too much just start them soon as you can get around to getting some. Lots of foods contain folic acid naturally so chances are you probably have some anyway.

Yes do tell your friend about our experience of the spina bifida result. I know she must be feeling really down. When I was given my result, I spent the whole day shaking and crying and my husband wanted to march me straight back to antenatal and for them to give me another test. Cysts are markers for abnormalities but also many babies in the womb can develop cysts and then lose them again as they develop so tell her not to worry too much yet.

We decided after the spina bifida result that we were not going to have any more tests done and we'd just wait and see how the baby was at birth as we weren't going to interfere in her life span. Your friend has just been given a percentage result? If so it's not a definite case of an abnormality existing its just a statistical probability and even 1 in 10 means that out of ten babies they find with those conditions, 9 of them will be perfectly normal x x

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