A chemical pregnancy is when an egg is fertilized but it either doesn’t implant or it is only implanted for a very short time. It is a very early miscarriage. Apparently chemical pregnancies are believed to count for 50-75% of all miscarriages and many people have chemical pregnancies without even realizing it. With more and more early results pregnancy tests on the market, people are finding out that they are pregnant sooner though, so they have more of a chance of realizing if they in fact had a chemical pregnancy.
My question is, can you know if you had a chemical pregnancy other than by catching a BFP before the miscarriage occurred? I’m curious because of my abnormal mid-cycle spotting that I had hoped/believed was implantation bleeding. But I never got a BFP, so chances are I was never pregnant. With all the thoughts swirling in my mind though, I find myself wondering if by some off chance I could have had implantation bleeding but produced too low of hormones for the test to be positive and then I got my “period” a day late when the miscarriage occurred. This may be extremely unlikely, but I can’t help but wonder. I guess the reason I am really curious is because I want confirmation that J and I are even capable of fertilizing an egg and that I’m capable of getting pregnant. I’ll probably never know though.