Jump to content

Strong BFP!
Concerned about how far along I could be


8 replies to this topic

#1 bec_1108

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

So this morning I got my first ever BFP! I'm still in complete shock, and alternating between sheer excitement and sheer panic!! My AF would normally be due today, so I wasn't expecting to see much when I did the POAS, but the second line came up strongly almost immediately. I see a lot of posts on here about feint lines, so I'm wondering if it's normal to get such a clear response on the day of a missed period. I'm using FR if that helps.

I'm slightly worried because I was at the GP on Monday with suspected gastro (looking back, perhaps it wasn't!). She asked if my last period was on time. I told her it was, and that we were TTC but my period wasn't due for another 5 days. She gave me maxalon and an antibiotic that she said shouldn't be taken in pregnancy. She prescribed it because she said me being sick was a greater risk to any potential pregnancy. I don't know now if maybe I was further along than I thought and maybe there is a greater risk from taking the medication. Sorry if I'm rambling. I'm a bit all over the place! Going to try to see a doc this afternoon. .

#2 RachealJane

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

I had a strong bfp at only 8dpo so its possible your dates are correct. I. Have actually heard taking antibiotics gives a greater chance when TTC.

Double check at the doctors or even go to the chemist or call Mothersafe for an opinion on the one you were prescribed.

Congrats!

#3 MrsLexiK

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

It is irresponsible of your dr to give you the antibiotic when you are TTCing and only 5 days out from your period. I was sick this time last year and on high doses of an antibiotic not recommended for pregnant ladies. She made it known I should stop TTCing until the course was over (we were sure I was not pregnant at the time)
All that aside I am sure everything is ok, just give one of the nurse hotlines a call to see what you should do.

#4 bec_1108

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Thank you both for your replies. Nice to know that these nurse hotlines exist.

I ended up going back to the clinic but I saw a different doctor this time. He has ordered all the bloods for me, and said to stop taking the antibiotics, but not to worry about it. The particular antibiotic I took is a Category B (Category A's are safe, and Category D's are the worst). So while it isn't ideal, I only took it for 4 days, and he said the risk is low with such a short window of exposure. So I'm quite relieved, and allowing myself to feel a little more excited now!

#5 LumpySpacePrincess

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

I would say your dates are correct. I got very light positives 1 week before i was due They got darker as i was getting towards when af would have been due and by the time af was due the lines were as dark as they could possibly get. And dont worry about the antibiotic thing, so many people take things that arent exactly safe during pregnancy before they know they are pregnant and everything works out ok.

#6 MrsLexiK

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

Cat B I def would not worry. One of the meds they can give you for morning sickness is cat B original.gif (zofran) good luck with the bloods.

#7 libbylu

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

I think most people would get a strong positive on a FR by the time they had missed their period.
I had a fairly strong positive 3 days before my period was due and by the time I missed my period the pregnancy line was darker than the control line.

#8 ~ky~

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

I got a very strong BFP with a FR in my last pregnancy which was calculated as only being 6DPO according to an early dating scan.

Conversely, I was pregnant with twins and didn't get a BFP until 7 weeks pregnant and even then, the lines were faint.

I don't think the strength of the line is too much of an indicator ...


#9 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

I got a really strong line on a Pregnosis plus..
I tested on the Wednesday and AF wasn't due till the following Monday.



Reply to this topic



  

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Why I don't breastfeed

The truth was, when it came to feeding my baby son, I didn't want to see milk coming from anywhere but the shops.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.