Whether you're actually trying to get pregnant or are really hoping you're not, each month can present a whole lot of guessing, speculation, and watching out for the classic early pregnancy symptoms. The problem is, those symptoms are anything but concrete.
When there's so much emotion involved in something this monumental, it can be easy to imagine that you're experiencing pregnancy symptoms. I know when I was trying for years to get pregnant, I spent hours perusing lists of symptoms and comparing them to how I was feeling. I was convinced pretty much every month for two years straight that I was pregnant, though month after month I wasn't.
Two children later, I still find myself doing a slightly scaled down but more panic-filled version of this every month even though now I adamantly do NOT want be pregnant.