Could I be pregnant?
We have an 8-month-old and have not used contraception since the birth. My first cycle was when our baby was 3-months-old. Two months ago I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I started on a birth control pill but didn't like it and stopped.
I am now gaining weight, have mood swings and sometimes even have a sharp pain on my left side. I haven't had a period in the past 6 weeks, could I be pregnant?
Nancy Mathews | Obstetrician
After having your baby, you may not be ovulating every month. Your hormones may not be functioning at a pre-pregnancy level.
If this persists you should probably see your physician. If you need an obstetrician / gynecologist, find one here.
In case you are pregnant, remember that the first 8 weeks of pregnancy is a critical time in the development of your baby.
More information about early pregnancy is found here:
- Signs of pregnancy / the pregnancy test.
- Sound advice for a healthy pregnancy.
- Fetal development during the first trimester.