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Could I be Pregnant?

By February 18, 2014 - 6:24am
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I started birth control about 6 years ago, stopped in early December because I was having adverse side effects and felt better when I stopped for the week of my period.
I have now been off for 3 full months, and should have started my period 5 days ago. The 3 periods prior to this were right on track and this time I haven't had any spotting or bleeding at all. My husband and I have only had protected sex since going off the pill.
I have been having lower abdominal cramping similar to period cramping (but far weaker) for the past 3 days. I thought it might be a signal my period had arrived but so far only clear/white-ish mucus. My breasts are quite tender, and (normally a stomach sleeper) find it slightly uncomfortable to lie on my stomach.

My husband is sure I'm not pregnant because "we've been using protection" but I'm not so sure. I have been under no more stress than normal so I don't think stress is affecting it.
I have not taken an HPT yet but wondering if I should, and if so, if I should wait a few more days prior to taking it?

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

The only way to be certain of not getting pregnant is to abstain from sexual activity (or be post-menopause). 

Condom can break (even though it's very uncommon) and pills for fail. 

The first sign of pregnancy is usually a missed period so it's a good idea to take a test to at least rule that out. 

You can take it anytime, pregnancy tests are accurate as soon as your period is due. 



February 18, 2014 - 10:40am
(reply to Susan Cody)

Turns out...I was just extremely late this month. Thanks for the reply though!

February 23, 2014 - 7:06pm
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