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do u think I'm pregnant?

By November 26, 2010 - 8:06am
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I was on bc for about a year and I stopped taking it in october somtime. I hated the way it made me feel and I was getting 2 periods a month and sometimes none at all. So after I stopped it. I had unprotected sex. I got my period unexpectedly on nov 7 I though I had another week or 2 and it was very light. Every other time I stopped the bc it was very heavy. Now I didn't even think of pregnancy tila couple friends said somthing about it. I have been really nauseous every morning. I can't even look or smell coffee with out wanting to vomit! And that's part of my morning routines. I have been craving really healthy foods all the time. Thought of somthing greasy makes my stomach turn. What do you think I want to wait and see if my period come next week before I go out and buy a pregnancy test.

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So it wouldn't be to early for nausea?

November 28, 2010 - 6:48pm
(reply to vdubbleu1990)

Women can experience early pregnancy symptoms about 2 weeks after unprotected sex (at the time they would be ovulating as well). Ovulation occurs about 2 weeks before your period, and if you think you ovulated November 7th, then your period would be starting about this time. You can take a home pregnancy test now, and it would be accurate IF you ovulated November 7th. If you had a light period November 7th, and have not had unprotected sex since this time, you would not have a risk for pregnancy.

You experienced bleeding on November 7th, and you are not 100% sure if it was spotting from ovulation, breakthrough bleeding or a menstrual period. When you abruptly stop birth control the month before, it was most likely "breakthrough bleeding" or a menstrual period (and not spotting from ovulation), as women's bodies can take a month or two for periods to regulate after stopping birth control. Since you have abruptly stopped birth control previously, your body may react differently this time compared to previous times.

November 28, 2010 - 8:27pm

Hi vdubbleu1990,
Thanks for your question and for finding Empowher. The surest way to tell if you are pregnant is a missed period and pregnancy test. Most health professionals may tell you to wait until you miss a period (some even say to wait a week after a missed period) to take a pregnancy test.
I also wanted to ask if you tried any other types of birth control pills, there are several different types, and one may work better for you without bed side-effects like you had with that one. For instance, when I was on birth control, I tried two different types before finding one that didn't cause breakthrough bleeding, or make me feel "off." There also are several forms of birth control. If you are wanting to prevent pregnancy, you may want to look into some of those. For more information, please read the following article:
For more information, please review these articles: Answers for Women: Am I Pregnant After Unprotected Sex?, and http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/which-birth-control-most-effective.
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

November 26, 2010 - 9:20am
(reply to Christine Jeffries)

Well I can't get in the doctors till january. That's when my new insurance starts. I know how birth control works. I'm just worried that I may b pregnant. And the period I got wasn't my period it was implantation bleeding. Since it was early light and I had no signs of it coming. I should be getting my period now intstead of nov. 7th but I'm not

November 26, 2010 - 10:56am
HERWriter Guide (reply to vdubbleu1990)

Hi vdubbleu

I am a huge coffee fan and I always knew I was pregnant because I could no longer stand to drink coffee. My husband joked that my aversion to coffee was better than a pregnancy test!

It's up to you to test now or wait till next week; we can't advise on that either way. As long as you take the test within 3-5 days of expecting your period, you should get an accurate result.


November 26, 2010 - 1:00pm
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