Post # 1
I created a new account for this – as I want to keep anon for this for now. I am getting married later this year (yay!) which is what I often come to the Bee for advice for.
However, with our wedding apparoching quickly, my fiance and I decided that we wouldn’t actively start TTC, but just let things happen, if they do. I have been off birth control for a little over a year now and just started getting regular periods again (my last 3 cycles). However, this cycle all of a sudden I am now 3 days late.
For reference, when I first went off birth control (in pill form) my periods were quite irregular, usually happening only once every other month, until my last 3 cycles which were like clockwork.
Is it to early for my to take a pregnancy test? We have been still careful with other methods outside of the birth control pill, but I am a little freaked that my cycles were finally regular and all of a sudden I am late again!!!!
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa
If you’re 3 days late then you can definetly take a test!
Post # 3
if you are pregnant and it’s not just an off-cycle then the pregnancy test would be positive by now. Go ahead and test!
Post # 4
Josina : LilliV :
Thank you both! I know you can usually test right away if your period is late! I guess I’m hoping for the most accurate result! Not sure why I am nervous about it!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2017 - California
I believe the early result tests are something like 99% accurate the day of your expected period. That might even account for all/most tests available today, not really sure. Anyway, a first response test would be accurate by now unless you ovulated later than your usual timing. Good luck!
Post # 6
If this cycle was also regular, then a pregnancy test would be accurate. But given that you have a history of irregularity, it’s entirely possible that you’re just having a longer cycle and your period isn’t actually late.
If you do get a negative test, I’d test again in another 5 days or so if your period still hasn’t showed up.
Post # 7
Thank you ladies! I ran to the store and picked up a pack of tests. Took one just 10 minutes ago and it’s negative!
I’ll take the suggestion and wait a few days and try once more if my period doesn’t show up.
Thanks to all for calming my nerves! 🙂