(Closed) At what point should I take a pregnancy test…?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Most tests are  sensitive enough to take the first day after your missed period, but if you’d like to wait, why not take it on December 31st?  or january 1st?

Post # 4
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Yeah, I’d probably wait another week and then take one, like Cre said. I know you said before that you guys didn’t exactly have the room for a baby/weren’t at that stage but that you wanted to have kids, so I hope that whatever result you’re hoping for ends up being the result… 🙂

Post # 6
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272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We use condoms, they never broke or slipped off, but there were a few times he entered without one before pulling out and putting one on (but no ejaculation or anything without one).

 

You should probably stop doing that!  Condoms need to be used during any and all penetration to be fully effective.

 


Post # 7
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7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

It never hurts to pee on a stick.  I just bought a whole box of them after we got married… That way anytime we were going to go out and have a drink I could test first.

I hope it turns out as you want it to.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Um, yeah, I totally agree with Pink Superhero! I hope you get the lines you’re hoping for. And definitely be more careful! Maybe yo’ure just late b/c you’re not really regular yet. It’s hard to tell what’s going on when you’re cycle’s all outta whack.

Post # 9
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There’s no harm in taking a test, so maybe just to ease your mind you can take one.  I hope you get the results you want!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just a thought, I had pretty irregular periods when I wasn’t on the Pill and used an online period calendar where you just fill in the days that your period happens that month and they give you a pretty rough prediction on when to expect it next. It just helped immensely – especially when I was fluctuating from between 28 days to 35 days apart! 

Post # 12
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3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

birth control pills essentially become inactive the moment you stop taking them so if you stop taking bcp one day and have sex the next you coold get prego….its not like with the shot where it really takes your body a minute to adjust after stoping it….like crebre said most tests now a days can detect the hcg hormone a day after your missed period and some 4 days before your missed period. you could buy a two pack take one now for peace of mind and then take another one in a week.

when i got pregnant with my son….my pregnancy did not register on urine preg test til I was 3 months prego already…wierd I know.

Post # 13
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272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Pink- From what I read, it’s not possible for semen to be in the pre-cum unless the guy has already ejaculated and hasn’t peed yet.

That is absolutely incorrect- that’s why people are instructed to use condoms all the time, every time.  Take the risk if you’re OK with the risk, but please don’t spread false information.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is great that you’re ready for a baby if you are preggers, but that it’s okay if you’re not. Takes the pressure off, doesn’t it? 🙂

It’s true, though, that you can become pregnant from pre-ejaculate, so any other bees reading this and not ready for cute little baby bees, I agreewith PinkSuperhero!

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/birth-control/AN00197

@msmonicka – I don’t think missing one day of pills shouldn’t cause pregnancy, but missing two or more days of active pills increases your chances. That’s crazy that it didn’t register on the stick for 3 months though! You must have known already though?

http://healthcenter.ucdavis.edu/topics/contraception/pill-missed.html

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@jduck84…i wasnt referring to missing a day…i was referring to completely stopping.

and yea i knew i was pregnant….blood tests don’t lie…lol

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

The presence of semen is rare in pre-ejaculate, but it can exist there (though usually in inactive clumps) (Public Health Reports, 1976).  Still, all it takes is one very tenacious sperm to change your life forever.  Health practitioners advise no contact without protection for this very reason, and the fact that it is difficult to stop and then put the condom in place…

Life seems to find any way it can to sustain itself, and those pesky little buggers will do whatever it takes!

For people who want to avoid pregnancy, I always advise using a condom for the entire encounter.

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