Quote from jaky_speaks
OMG! I am now a week late. I got one of the ept things and it's control strip came up and the test strip was faint, but it kept getting darker after the time. I've been working for 8 years to get into school and when it finally looks like i've been accepted and everything is lined up and now--THIS!!I've already bought the uniforms! Can I still go to school? What problems will I come across? Should I post pone school or pregnancy? i am 28 years old. I'm soooo worrried!! My husband and I are very careful with bc. Opinions please.
The faint strip might be a positive, but don't analyze anything after the time is up - they all get darker as the urine dries and can lead you to think you have a different result. My advice is to test again tomorrow morning with your first urine of the day, and use a name brand test like First Response or EPT because they typically require lower hormone levels to test positive than the store brand tests, thus giving you results earlier.
Honestly, if I were to choose between having a baby in nursing school
or having one during my first year working after graduation - I'd pick school. You can always take a semester or even a year off if they'll let you and then you won't miss anything. Lots of nursing students are pregnant during school. But if you try and have a baby your first year out, it's much harder. The learning curve really starts AFTER school ends. You're dealing with orientation, new employee benefits, lack of built-up sick and vacation time (which you use for maternity leave - there is no maternity leave pay!), etc. It takes at least a year to feel comfortable as a nurse, and interrupting that is really rough. So I say go ahead, have your baby, and go to school.