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?
All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.
Add a Comment1 Comments
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,
Danielle.May 10, 2012 - 9:02am