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By February 13, 2012 - 6:05pm
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I am a little confused... scratch that-- I am very confused! In fact everything I thought I knew about my body and science has gone out the window.

I have been on birth control for over 8 years: the patch, nuva ring and now the pill.
Decemeber was the last month I took BC. I started on Dec. 2 and took Loestrin 24Fe until my next period Jan. 3 where I totally forgot about birth control. I was on antibiotics and other meds and really stressed out... if I am stressed out so is my boyfriend. To make up for the extra stress we pretty much went bowling the entire month... it was not until four days before my expected period did I realize I was bowling with no bowling shoe protection and to my surprise WAS NOT PREGNANT! How in the world did that NOT HAPPEN? I mean--- I always tell my female students that if the bowling ball hits the pegs and goes into the deep dark hole your going to get pregnant. I issued apologies and corrections the very week after I got my period which was on Feb. 2, which lasted until Feb. 5 where I started a new pack and because I am wrapping up my masters degree, I had a paper due that was life changing (poor choice of words) so it was do or die that week and well forgot Friday, Saturday, and Sunday- Today is day three I missed pill and know I have to start a new pack (which means that on my very sad salary money flushed down the drain), but now I am fully aware of my ignorance in the subject of pregnancy and possibility- that and I have had my period since saturday morning (started very light and now very heavy). I also want to mention that I have unprotected bowling on Sunday--- not that it matters because Aunt Flo or maybe her Godsister was on the prowl.

Question: CanI ovulate? Do I count this as day one of my period... again and calculate that way? Will I even ovulate--- seeing as though last month I bowled all month with no strike... I need sex ed. 101 all over again---

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