Post # 1
My period is 8 days late! We decided to try in March, so I went off BC last month. Is it normal for my first period to be late? Please tell me yes!
The reason I am so worried instead of excited is because this was not “planned.” Th night it would have happened was litterally 5 days after the start of my period, so I thought we were safe. It was only like 6-7 days after my last active pill.
I am worried because I have had some wine since then. I have gotten tipsy 2-3 times in the past month. This is ussually only 2-3 glasses, so nothing major…but still enough to harm a baby, right?
I have no pregnancy symptoms whatsoever. My period will come….right???
Post # 3
I don’t think you should be worried at all….this is a very exciting time!! I had a friend that got pregnant the month after she went off the pill, too. I think you should be thrilled!! 🙂 I wouldnt put too much thought into the few glasses of wine, either. Many women have a couple drinks before knowing they are pregnant. Some women even have the occasional glass of wine while pregnant, not that I would recommend that!
Anyways, what I’m trying to say is be happy and go take a pregnancy test!! 🙂
Post # 4
Ahh..I can’t relax about it! I just wanted to do it “right” and “safe.” You know what I mean? Aso, this would mean I am six months pregnant as a Maid/Matron of Honor in my sister’s wedding…crappy!! But how could I possibly have no symptoms? The problem with that is that I also have no period symptoms either (swollen boobs, etc.). Oh man…I wanted to wait a few months!
Post # 5
Well if you decided to try in March, you’re only a few weeks early… And no freaking out about being preggers (possibly) for your sister’s wedding – pregnant women are beautiful! Either way, it’ll be alright. Maybe your period is just late!
Post # 6
Relax. Go take a pregnancy test. But really, periods are late all the time. Don’t stress about it and don’t stress about having had wine. I had a friend who didn’t know she was pregnant for the first trimester – she went out and had drinks with us on a regular basis. It didn’t harm her or the baby at all.
Post # 7
I would just take a pregnancy test. There’s a good chance you’re not even pregnant! Going off the pill would definitely mix up your cycle, so it might just be that 🙂
Post # 8
You could be pregnant, but I know that both times I’ve gone off my birth control my period has been at least a week late the first month. Just take a test, that should solve things.
Post # 9
Lol dont be worried! When you go off birth control you period goes all out of wack. You might start or you might be prego. You never know unless you take that test. Your first symptoms dont usually come till about 2 weeks after conception. Even then they can be so subtle you wont even know. With my first baby I didnt get the “morning” sickness till I was about 8 weeks prego. As for having sex 5 days after your period, its not aways safe for everyone. You could be menstrating at anytime after there. Every woman is different. As for the drinking. Dont worry about that either! It usually after the first trimester that they say to cut any alchohol out completely. It was around new years of 08 when i found out I was prego and on new years night I got flat out drunk and didnt know I was prego. The baby was fine.
Dont worry!!!!!! Your body knows what to do! Your just along for the ride! ENJOY!!!! =)
Post # 10
It could just be from going off of your bc. Don’t panic yet. You’ve just thrown your horomones for a loop by stopping the pill and your body is likely responding to the change. Just make sure you’re taking the proper precautions (no more drinking, multi-vitamin, avoiding danger foods) until you know for sure. Take a pregnancy just to be sure.
I didn’t find out I was pregnant unti I was a month. In that time I had gone out and had a few drinks on several different occasions. I was so freaked out and scared. I would have never done that had I known. Especially in the beginning.. but she turned out amazing. And when you stop and think about it, most people don’t know they’re pregnant at first and thus drink in the begining. It’s usually the women who really drink a lot that have issues with fetal alcohol syndrome. One story that did make me feel better was.. one of my friends who is a bartender and possibly an alcoholic told me that she went to mexico with her hubby when she was unknowingly pregnant with her first. She drank spring break style. When she found out she was preggo she stopped drinking. Her daughter is like 12 now and the is honor roll.. science nerd.. adorable and smart as a whip! Everything will be fine!!!
Post # 11
One more thing, I got my period the first month I was pregnant with my (now 9 year old) daughter. It was very light, but I got my period, nonetheless. Which brings me back to my point….just take the test, and if it’s positive, then celebrate!! This is a happy time….especially if you went off bc to try to get pregnant!! 🙂
Post # 12
I’m a big fan of peeing on a stick. I did it every time we planned to go out and have a drink, so that I’d have peace of mind. You can get really really inexpensive tests at dollar tree or at target.
Post # 13
I just went off my BC for the first time in 10 years (cause I started getting sudden, blinding headaches and my doctor worried it was a side effect.). My period was off by about a week the first and second month, but the third month it got back on track, so to speak. However, if you have any worries about pregnancy at all- pee on a stick! 🙂 Its a cheap and easy way to settle your worries or bring new joy into your life! 😀
Also, I read the other day that sperm can stay alive and swimming in your body for up to 3 days and cause pregnancy anytime within that period. So if you ovulated anytime in that 3 day window you Could be pregnant. Also, if you are not pregnant, but since you are planning to try soon, the article also said that if you have sex every 3 days, regardless of where you are in your ovulation cycle you are much more likely to get pregnant then only having sex when you are ovulating, because the sperm stick around and as long as there are sperm you can get pregnant.
Post # 14
I don’t think you’re in any danger with that little amount of drinking. I mean, isn’t that how a lot of people get preggo in the first place ? 😉
Post # 15
I second what everyone has already said. Do a home pregnancy test. That should answer the question for you. Also, I wouldn’t worry about the alcohol. We’ve had several friends lately with unplanned pregnancies (all were already married luckily!). Since the pregnancies were unplanned, they were definitely still drinking during the first month or so — until they realized they were pregnant. And you know what? The babies all came out just fine!!
Post # 16
You ought to be fine. If you were taking a hormonal birth control (like the pill) then it’s normal for your body to be a little out of whack. It’s trying to adjust to the hormone change. Now, if you are still anxious, just a test. You can get a cheap one most anywhere. As for the drinking, you will be fine. A few glasses wouldn’t hurt, especially in the very beginning.