Post # 1
So, I’m like 98% positive that I’m NOT pregnant, but any time sex is had, there’s of course going to be some chance that I could be. I just stopped birth control pills in maybe early October I think it was? I wrote the date down but it was lost. I had the withdrawl bleed a couple of days afterwards, and then I got a real period about 2ish months after that. I should be getting my period any time now, but I’m not really sure what my cycle is going to do at this point since I’ve only had one period since stopping and I know sometimes it takes awhile for things to get straightened out cycle wise after BC. It was never very regular before BC (well, I didn’t know how to count the days so I suppose it could have been, but it wasn’t the 28 day cycle). I’m on day 35 from my last period which doesn’t really worry me, but I just want to know at what point should I stop waiting for my period and maybe take a pt test, just incase? 40 days? 50?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
hoping not lol I’m starting school at the end of January and hubby is hoping to get into grad school in the fall. Like I said though, I really don’t think I am, but you never know. 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). So, it’s not likely, but possible. If it turns out that I am… well, it would make things harder for sure, but I’d still be happy.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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 # 10
@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. I’ve told my husband all the information, and we’re ok with the risk. Having a baby now would be hard yes, but not impossible. I always joke we’ll never have a baby unless it’s an accident anyway lol Thanks though 🙂
But yeah, I don’t even know if I’m late because I don’t know what my cycle is. As I said, my period was never really regular anyway (well, I didn’t know how to count it but it wasn’t the regular 28 days) and did tend to run on the longer side from what I can remember. I really don’t think I am, but I’m aware that there is always a chance (even on BC pills!)
Post # 11
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
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
@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
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!
@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?
Post # 15
@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
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.