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Sunday Morning
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I've been a big perpetrator of this - but I tend to google symptoms all the time.

When it comes to pregnancy scares, though, the biggest things that pop up tend to either be horror stories or a load of message boards for people actually trying to get pregnant.

And I think that's what might freak some people out about symptoms.

Just a general comment or observation - when people google pregnancy symptoms, it tends to bring out message boards of people who are trying to get pregnant, and therefore, are really looking hard at their symptoms and scrutinizing it all the time. And then - since these message boards are for people who are trying to get pregnant, then the symptoms for those people are aligned with what they want - to get pregnant.

I'm glad I found this website to really get rid of my pregnancy scares. I'm glad I'm not pregnant. That's something further down the road for me.

But just note to self and to everyone else - don't rely on Dr. Google. [Big Grin]

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Robin Lee
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Hi asdfg10,

Thanks for sharing this observation! [Smile]

I think it's also really worth remembering that for everyone, whether they're trying to get pregnant or want to avoid getting pregnant, the only way to know if one is pregnant or not is to take a test. For most people, a test is going to show accurate results before any sorts of bodily changes begin. Plus, many things that people attribute to pregnancy are also attributable to other changes, such as illness, stress, or the fluctuations of one's body.


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