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Answered 2007-02-02 10:26:49

YEs. The more you want to be pregnant the more you will make yourself believE that your pre-menstrual symptoms are pregnancy . It is not really phantom pregnancy since with the phantom pregnancy you will start growing a bump,etc.... but similar... My advice is: do not believe that you are pregnant unless it has been confirmed with a (or more) potive pregnancy tests!!!! However if you are planning a pregnancy eat healthy and avoid alcohol,caffeine,etc.... All the best!

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Can you have pregnancy symptoms and not be pregnant?

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