Exactly. It’s called a chemical pregnancy and it’s very real and happens very frequently. Most of the time, it happens and women didn’t even know they were pregnant.
I don’t think they are lying. For anyone who has been desperately trying to conceive, she would know roughly how long her cycles usually are. She may not know at 19 how her body works, when she ovulates, and how long after to start testing, but I can guarantee she was testing around 10 days before her period was due because she just couldn’t help herself and couldn’t wait. I’ve been part of TTC groups for years. These women are more informative than my doctors - they know their stuff. And even they just can’t resist the urge. Haha. I’m sure Lauren was just 4 weeks along when she got her positive. And I’d guess, lost it shortly after, between 5-6 weeks, with just a heavier than normal period. I’ve had 2 chemicals that I’m aware of. If I wasn’t tracking my cycles so closely, I doubt I would even have known I had them.
No matter what, I wish them the best. I hope they have a happy, healthy pregnancy...when they are ready for one.