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My fiancee and I have been trying for a year to concieve, but no such luck. I finally think I might be pregnant! I don't want to jinx it though. I have an unusual sympton, but I don't know if its a symptom of pregnancy. I have been having uterus pains. Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Hopefully so!
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When was the last time you attempted to conceive?

If it has been more than 10-14 days, you can take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result. If it comes up negative and you do not receive your period in the meantime, you can test again one week later to double check.

Really, going by symptoms is not going to be any help to you, because it's completely unreliable. The symptoms commonly associated with pregnancy can be associated with a ton of other even more common ailments, and not all women even experience common symptoms of pregnancy when they are pregnant.

Have both you and your partner received full medical check-ups since you've started trying to conceive? It's important that you both receive check-ups beforehand to make sure you're both in the best help to start trying to become pregnant.

It's also very important that you've seen your obgyn, not only to be sure you're in good health to conceive, but also to get a good head start on pre-natal care. Your obgyn can also discuss with you natural family planning methods such as charting ovulation so you can have a better idea of your cycles and when is the best area of time during the month to try to conceive.

(And actually, looking back, I see that you were asking similar questions about conception last year. Did you take the advice to go see your doctor then? [Smile] )

And to add, uterus pains aren't a common sign of pregnancy that I've ever heard of. Pains in the area of your uterus or vaginal pains are more likely going to be signs of simple cramps, a cyst, an infection or something else entirely. It's also possible you could be experiencing something as simple as gas pains, they can sometimes be felt in the lower abdomen around where you may think your uterus is.

So, rather than looking for symptoms, buy a box of prengnancy tests! [Smile]

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