0

votes

Is my Eggo Preggo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 31, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I'm writing to ask if I might be pregnant. I've just started doing Paleo (strict) for the last month and a half (ish). Up unil now, my periods have been 30 days apart almost to the hour.

I am now three days late (this never happens), am having some pregnancy symptoms (could be pms), but am showing negative on the pregnancy tests.

My husband and I were not using any protection and I know that we had sex around the time that I was ovulating. We aren't trying, but are definitely not opposed to the idea (we already have one child).

My question is: could the diet have made my period late or is it more likely that I am pregnant? I am 5'3" and about 120 lbs., so I haven't lost signifcant weight or anything. I was also eating fairly healthy before switching to Paleo, so it wasn't a MAJOR change.

Thoughts?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 31, 2012
at 08:38 PM

Hmm that is interesting. I got a positive test about 8 days before my expected period this past summer, can't remember the brand, but it must have been sensitive, I do know that it was one of the early tests, maybe EPT? It could definitely be different person to person, hopefully it sorts itself out one way or another :)

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Did it go back to normal the following month?

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:37 PM

That's what I thought... but the tests are still showing negative.

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:37 PM

I have bought nice ones and they still show the same thing :/

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I currently do not train at all. I'm just making the switch to Paleo and have been really sick the last several years, so taking it slow and not working out yet.

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I'm not sure what I want lol. Obviously, I would love another child, but I want to make sure my body is ready for it. I'm just not sure if three days late is considered "too soon" to test.

  • 260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

    asked by

    (0)
  • Views
    1.3K
  • Last Activity
    1282D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

7 Answers

2
846b7a5b93aed18cf7f2d5c696110beb

on December 31, 2012
at 12:29 AM

Pregnancy tests often come our negative if taken too soon. Eating real foods shouldn't have a negative impact unless only eating meat. Give your body 1-2 full weeks of being late. Then take a test. I hope it is the outcome you want!!!

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I'm not sure what I want lol. Obviously, I would love another child, but I want to make sure my body is ready for it. I'm just not sure if three days late is considered "too soon" to test.

1
1d1738cf2e03d99b2aaeec2813c4669f

(204)

on December 31, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Wait another week and try the preggo test again. Also, if you are using like the 1$ tests, you kind of get what you pay for. Try a more expensive test if you can. They tend to be more accurate.

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:37 PM

I have bought nice ones and they still show the same thing :/

1
9d142ffae34c518722ea67d4cfb89a19

on December 31, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Have you increased your workout frequency or intensity? How often do you train and for how long?

The change in diet alone shouldn't be enough to make you late; however, if you aren't getting enough calories and/or you're training hard, you may have stressed your body enough to delay or in extreme cases cause your body to skip your period (amenorrhoea).

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I currently do not train at all. I'm just making the switch to Paleo and have been really sick the last several years, so taking it slow and not working out yet.

0
Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:13 AM

Changes of any kind can affect a menstrual cycle.

0
4b919f4b9567c1659783104e3d12b79c

on December 31, 2012
at 03:07 AM

When I went Paleo back in the fall it made me TWO WEEKS late. I didn't undereat or overtrain. It scared the SHIZZIT out of me (we are done procreating) but eventually it came and has been back to its 'regularly scheduled program' ever since (3 months).

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Did it go back to normal the following month?

0
851edf7b3d1edf4eac25edbadb2d5cc1

on December 31, 2012
at 02:35 AM

Try another test in a couple days. However, depending how strict you went, yes it can make your periods stop. If you check out the Whole30 forums, there are lots of women who experienced the same thing (I was one of them).

0
363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 31, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I would pick up a test. Doesn't sound like your dietary changes were significant enough to change anything.

I had a long term illness that led to severe weight loss and the inability to eat almost anything for several months, and it wasn't until I started eating again that my body seemed to catch up with the trauma and then my periods were affected, this is after 5-6 months and a weight loss of 60 lbs.

260b2db95f645e4543df03ba81aacc7c

(0)

on December 31, 2012
at 05:37 PM

That's what I thought... but the tests are still showing negative.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 31, 2012
at 08:38 PM

Hmm that is interesting. I got a positive test about 8 days before my expected period this past summer, can't remember the brand, but it must have been sensitive, I do know that it was one of the early tests, maybe EPT? It could definitely be different person to person, hopefully it sorts itself out one way or another :)

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!