Q&A: Could this have been a miscarriage?
This is a two part question? A little back ground info. I am 39 years old and never been pregnant before. I'm slightly overweight.
1st) I have looked at several different sites for predicting ovulation. The information was the same for all. The first of last cycle was 5/25/03 with a 28 day cycle. The different sites have given me different dates, for example: WebMD says June 1st to June 5th, Babycenter says June 1st to June 6th, and Babyzone says May 29th to June 3, with 3 different dates how would i know which date is correct? I took an ovulation test and it said that I was ovulating. So I think WebMD and Babycenter.com was closer. However, WebMD had a section if you are trying to conceive a boy or girl. Trying to have a girl would have fit into the conception date.
2nd) I was on WebMD and following their dates it was the perfect time to try and concieve. The following week, my breasts were extremely sore, very sore and heavy for over a week. Soreness like this never ever happened to me before. Soreness rarely happens to me and and if it has happened it was minor pain and not for more than a day or two. This time however, they really hurt. I could not go braless. I had to use heating pads to sleep at night. I thought I could have been pregnant. Then my period came. It came without its usual warning signal a little discomfort then 2 days later it starts. My period came on time the 16th. But it ended a day earlier than normal. I took a pregnancy test when my breasts were sore. It showed that I wasn't pregnant. Could I have been pregnant and miscarried? I joined this site in the trying to concieve section so I will be receiving the Ovulens fertility device.
Nice questions. I would consider the information provided by the various sites pretty consistent. I think it is best to have intercourse on a daily basis from 6 days before midcycle to the day after ovulation. In an ideal cycle, days 9 through 15 would be best. Ovulens will work just fine. As far as your breasts being so tender, it is an optimistic change, but not definitive of pregnancy, just indicative of estrogen surges. If you are 39, and have never been pregnant, I would get somewhat aggressive in terms of figuring out what might be wrong and then what options are available for treatment.