Post # 1
How soon after having sex can I take a pregnancy test? I know I’m supposed to wait for a missed period but I had an “Oops” right after I finished a period. Like the last day of it. And I’m having a very hard time waiting until my period which will be two more weeks.
Also Too Much Information..I had a small spotting extremely extremely light brown yesterday which is very rare for me.
About the “Oops”: I am on birthcontrol pills but only been for about a week before we had our oops and the condom was broke when we were finished.
I have a child already so I’m very paranoid about it, I’m not TTC.
Post # 3
Normally, ovulation occurs 14 days after the first day of your period. Every woman is different, but I highly doubt you could have conceived on the last day of your period. To put your mind at ease, there are some pregnancy tests that can tell you 5 days after you become pregnant. 🙂
Forgot to add that BC pills take one month to become effective, and still, unless you take it faithfully every day at the same time, you should use a back up method if you really don’t want kids!
Post # 4
If you were on BCPs for at least 7 days (And took them at the same time every day) I would not worry too too much.
Post # 5
Ahh nice, that’s almost exactly what I was hoping to hear! haha. I’m running to the store to check out the tests now.
I didn’t know about ovulation though so thank you, I’m going to look more into that and keep better track.
Post # 6
And I use Birthcontrol pill and condoms. But just started on the pill and the condom broke this time which was very alarming they aren’t expired or anything.
Post # 7
When I got pregnant with my son I had sex a week before I started and then it was very light and was almost non-existant for all 4 days and we had sex a couple times when there was no blood but during my “period” days. A month later I found out I was pregnant so it is possible to get pregnant during a period but I would test to be sure. If this one is negative I would take another test in a week or so just to be sure it wasn’t a false negative because of how early it is just to be on the safe side that way if you are pregnant you can stop taking your pills. Don’t stop taking them yet though because if you aren’t then you don’t want to have to start over.
Post # 8
I would also say its unlikely, and I hope you’ll take this the way I’m intending (helpful/concerned, not snarky) but I really feel like you should take some time to learn about the female reproductive system. I really think its important for all women to at least have a basic “owners manual” working understanding of a typical hormonal cycle what the heck is going on down there! Just for general information and will be helpful if/when you ever get to the point that you want to get pregnant. A lot of people swear by “taking charge of your fertility”.
Post # 9
@SapphireSun: I know what you are saying but it IS possible to get pregnant during your period though it’s rare. Not every woman is the same. The first time I got pregnant was during my period (though it was unusually light that month) and the second time was shortly after it ended and way before I was supposed to ovulate. Just because it’s normal for women to get pregnant during certain times of the month doesn’t mean that’s the only time it’s possible. I don’t mean this to sound rude but I thought I would tell from my experience. Just because something is unlikely doesn’t mean it can’t be.
Post # 10
Did you start taking the pill on the first day of your period? If so, it was effective immediately and you shouldn’t have to worry.
Also, condom breakage is pretty rare…are you sure you put it on correctly (pinched the tip, etc)? Are you using a good brand?
Post # 11
Hormonal methods typically suppress ovulation ( thats how it prevents pregnancy) and the “period” is just a withdrawl bleed. To say one ovulated is truly difficult unless you are using an ovulation kit/testing measure and are not on some type of hormonal intervention.
Now since you just started the pills and Im not sure at which what time in the cycle you started the pill and what your cycles were like previous to them ( do you have PCOS, have you charted?, etc etc) so its hard to say.
I’d say your probably fine, but definatley test!
Post # 12
You won’t know for sure until you wait for your missed period–especially on BCP/
Sorry, I know that’s not what you want to hear.
HOWEVER< it is very unlikely.
Post # 13
I am looking more into learning about my ovulation and etc. I took a test this morning and it was negative. I’ll take another one in two weeks and hopefully just get my period.
And I don’t PCOS as far as I know, I’ve never had a chart or anything like that. My doctor has really never discussed any of this with me, I just ask for the pill and they give it to me. I have an appointment next week and I’m going to talk about it with her.
Post # 14
I know it’s a week late, so it’s too late by now, but I’m suprised no one mentioned that you could get the emergency birth control pill. This is exactly the situation it is meant for!!!
Post # 15
@PixelMePretty: I tested 4 days before my period was due, and got my BFP with nice dark lines. I think it was about 10 days after the sex, can’t remember…