A UNIVERSITY student who visited her doctor because she was feeling "run down" was stunned to discover she was 37 weeks pregnant. Laura Molloy, 22, from Dublin, had no bump and hadn't even missed a period. She had noticed she'd put on a bit of weight and had taken two pregnancy tests, but both were negative. After being told she was to become a mum in three weeks, Laura was sent to the Coobe maternity hospital for a full check-up. Speaking about her GP examination, Laura recalled: "My first thought was, 'She’s after finding a tumour, I’ve got terminal cancer'. Then she said, ‘I think you're pregnant’. “She said, 'The only reason I can think of [for a negative test] is that you’re already past 28 weeks and the hormone that gives you a positive pregnancy test has already left your body.' Married couple trying to get pregnant for four years were actually having anal sex – and the wife was still a virgin “I’ve no bump, no morning … [Read more...] about Student who went to the doctors because she felt ‘run down’ stunned to be told she was 37 weeks pregnant – despite having no bump
Late for period but negative pregnancy test
MOST women have a period around every 28 day but it normal for some to have a slightly longer or shorter cycle. But is it normal to miss a period and what could the possible reasons be? Is it normal to miss a period? Some women don’t have a regular menstrual cycle, so you shouldn’t panic if yours isn’t like clockwork. Often they can be late, early, different lengths and varying degrees of heaviness. According to the NHS, the most common reasons for missing a period are as follows: pregnancy stress sudden weight loss being overweight or obese extreme overexercising taking the contraceptive pill reaching the menopause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Does missing a period mean you are pregnant? You might be pregnant if you are sexually active and your period is late, but there are numerous reasons why your periods can stop unexpectedly. Exercising Exercising too much can lead to your body struggling to produce enough oestrogen to complete its menstrual … [Read more...] about Is it normal to miss a period, what are the reasons it might be a late and does it mean I could be pregnant?
A CHEF who put her bloating down to a gluten intolerance was astonished to discover she was actually 33 weeks pregnant – after taking a test in a supermarket toilet. On the contraceptive pill for a decade, babies were the furthest thing from Sita Meena Arulampalam’s mind when her doctor told her she probably had a food intolerance. But Sita, 33, of Colchester, Essex, took a pregnancy test anyway on a pal’s advice on June 2, 2017 – her partner Tony Dance’s birthday. It was positive, and further investigations showed she must have conceived in late 2016 – just nine weeks into her relationship with fellow chef Tony, 37. Sita said: “I couldn’t believe it – I’d had no bump, no morning sickness, no symptoms at all.” “Being in such a new relationship, we hadn’t been trying for a baby and I didn’t know how Tony would react. I put the test in a gift bag and gave it to him back home. “At first, he thought I … [Read more...] about I found out my ‘gluten intolerance’ bloated tum was a BABY just four weeks before I gave birth
People hoping to be parents in the UK are being sold “false hope” by foreign IVF clinics claiming success rates as high as 98 per cent based on highly selective data, the national fertility regulator has warned. These clinics are exhibiting at UK events for couples considering fertility treatment and making claims that no UK IVF provider would be allowed to make, said Sally Cheshire, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). The regulator said it was powerless to regulate overseas clinics, while fertility experts said some clinics are capitalising on the hopes of vulnerable people and could be dangerous if they led with these inflated claims of success. HFEA data on UK clinics in 2016 shows that for women under the age of 35 – who have the best odds of getting pregnant through IVF – on average each round of embryo implantation has just a 32.5 per cent chance. But one Cyprus clinic, part of the international fertility group Bahceci, … [Read more...] about Vulnerable would-be parents being sold ‘false hope’ by overseas IVF clinics, regulator warns
Two brothers that suffer from a rare condition that will eventually turn their bones black and attack their joints, could be denied access to new treatments because of Brexit, their father has warned. Julien and Daniel Sireau were born with a condition called alkaptonuria – also known as black bone disease or AKU. The extremely rare genetic condition affecting around one person in every 250,000. “We found out a few months after Julien’s birth, when we saw his nappies were going red-black,” their father, Nick Sireau, told The Independent. Read more One in five EU doctors make plans to leave NHS because of withdrawal Brexit is ‘biggest threat’ to the future of the NHS, say 100 MPs, MEPs Patient access to clinical trials ‘at risk’ after Brexit “We called in a doctor who tested for blood, didn’t find any and said it was down to my … [Read more...] about Brexit could harm my sons’ access to treatment for rare ‘black bone’ disease, says father who quit job to find cure