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Am I pregnant or not?

By Anonymous May 10, 2012 - 8:05am
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Hi, I am 21 years of age and my first daughter is 16 months old. I had sex with my boyfriend about a month ago and before then I had my period a week before that, and I still haven't received my period. I took 2 tests and both the tests have VERY faint second lines and so I am not sure how to take this. I don't know if I have "missed" my period yet if that can affect the results! I am terrified because this is a unwanted pregnancy because financially being a single mom I can't do it :(. So I am just wondering what steps I need to take and what the faint lines mean?

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Hi Anonymous,

I understand that this can be a very stressful situation. The couple weeks following menstruation, we are indeed fertile. If you did have unprotected sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy. If your two tests showed that you may be positive, but you're still not sure, it would be best to see a doctor.

To avoid stressful scares in the future, try to use consistent contraception. Being a single mom and affording it can be tough, but organizations like Planned Parenthood can help with cost. And remember, paying for prevention will always be cheaper than having a child.

Best of luck to you,


May 10, 2012 - 9:02am
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