Post # 16
Kristin Lee Whitehead Moore : what advice are you looking for? Wether or not you should test? If your period is late, and you’ve been trying to conceive it seems pretty obvious that you should test to confirm. Is there something else that you’re wanting to ask that we’re all missing? If you’re asking at what day of lateness you should check as to not waste tests, then wait until 35 days after the first day of your last period.
Post # 17
Kristin Lee Whitehead Moore : When you take a birth control pill, you are not ovulating. If you are not ovulating, you are not having normal menstrual cycles.
When you take sugar pills while on hormonal birth control, you are experiencing withdrawal bleeding. This looks like a period, but it is not–it is essentially a fake period. It is not your period, and should not be confused with your period. It is simply your body’s reaction to your no longer taking the hormones that your body got used to while you were taking the hormonal birth control pills (since you’re taking the sugar pills).
Withdrawal bleeding is not something that you can base your body’s cycles off of. It has nothing to do with your natural cycle, which is what you suppressed while taking the hormonal birth control.
Once you get off of hormonal birth control, it can take a while for your body to ovulate naturally, and therefore it can take a while for you to have a complete menstrual cycle (which ends with a period) or get pregnant.
Of course, it’s possible that your body will ovulate soon after getting off of hormonal birth control (just like it is possible that it will take a while), and therefore it is possible that you may be pregnant if you’ve been having unprotected sex. The best way to figure that out is to take a pregnancy test.
I hope I broke this explanation down enough, but don’t be afraid to ask or do your own research if you are still confused!