I Just Wasn't Positive I Was Actually Pregnant
My Story: I Just Wasn't Positive I Was Actually Pregnant
By Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
I get many letters and emails from women who have questions about pregnancy, adoption, and the process of adopting. With the advent of the internet, we all have access to instant answers and it seems like more and more women are seeking some sort of pregnancy test available online.
Not only are there no online tests that can tell you for sure if you are pregnant, caution must be used when using the tests available from the drug store. I recently received the letter below that stresses the reasons why.
I wanted to share my story with you so you can share it with others.
Like a lot of girls my age, I have been in some really physical relationships. While I'm not necessarily proud of my actions, I don't regret being with my boyfriends or anything. I only regret that I may have gotten caught up in this situation where I might be pregnant. I didn't really want that to happen.
So, I did what most people probably do. I took a pregnancy test. But, the line was so light that I couldn't tell if it was actually even there! It was pretty confusing and at that point, I really just wanted to know whether or not I was prego. Instead of getting all worked up though, I just relaxed and waited for a couple of days. Then, I took another test. This time, the line was darker, but I was not going to trust that test 100%.
I decided to go to the clinic and sure enough, I was pregnant. I told the nurse that tested me about the first pregnancy test that I took and how it was a really faint line on it. She explained to me that there is this hormone called hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin that your body will produce if you are really prego. She said that I may not have had enough showing up at first or maybe the test that I took wasn't "good" or sensitive enough. While the cheaper pregnancy tests do work, they may not work right away to give you the most accurate results like the more pricy tests.
My next move was to decide what I wanted to do and, of course, tell the baby daddy. I did both after much thought and some really weird feelings. Then, I decided to place the baby for adoption. I was not ready to be a mother and the baby daddy didn't want the child at all. I learned a lot of stuff about the process from an adoption counselor and when I gave birth, I was glad that the couple that I picked out was there to be with the baby from the beginning.
Through that experience, I learned a lot, and the baby daddy and I are still together. One day, we might be ready to be parents. But for now, we are just doing what is right for all of us.
Thanks so much,
If you think you may be pregnant, find out for sure before making any decisions. For help or questions, please visit www.PregnancyHelpOnline.com. You can find free help, live chat, and referrals for the services you may need.
Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. works nationwide with women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies and considering adoption for their babies. Open adoption provides them the opportunity to choose the adoptive family, to have ongoing contact, and even to choose how things go at the hospital. Learn more about Ms. Caldwell at www.MardieCaldwell.com. For a free download of her latest book, please visit www.FreeAdoptionBook.com
by: Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.