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Stoped birthcontrol early, Could I be Pregnant? If not when should I be ovulating?

By Anonymous May 19, 2010 - 8:00pm
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I removed my nuva ring about two weeks early. I put it in on 4/25 and then i removed it on 5/5. I started my period on 5/7 a few days later. If i started my period does that mean my schedual should be back on track? I have been having unprotected sex ever since I took it out. Could I already be pregnant? if not when would I be Ovulating?

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thank you, I hope that there is nothing wrong so that I can not have anymore children I would be devistated! I really want to have more children. Trying is always fun too though. so I guess I will just keep doing that for now.

June 8, 2010 - 3:30pm
(reply to tgrcandy8)

Good attitude, TGR! Have fun and don't stress out. Even couples with no problems at all sometimes take 6 to 12 months to conceive. It's not uncommon. (And stressing out over it can affect your cycle, too.) Eat healthy, exercise, take vitamins, and enjoy trying!

June 9, 2010 - 8:38am
(reply to Diane Porter)

Im back, ok so by the ovulation caculator I would be most likely to ovulate between 6/19 and 6/23. My last period started 6/7. I woke up today and had light pink spotting. could this be implantaion Bleeding or is my period coming realy early? Confused agian!

June 23, 2010 - 2:29pm
(reply to tgrcandy8)


It would seem that it's probably a little breakthrough bleeding from ovulation. It could be implantation bleeding, but often the fertilized egg takes longer to travel to the uterus than this. Either way, I doubt it's your period. That would be longer, more normal bleeding, and it shouldn't come this soon after your last one.

June 24, 2010 - 9:02am
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Anonymous (reply to Diane Porter)

yeah its all done today. It was just a light pink and then light brown then gone. it only lasted like 8 hrs or so.

June 24, 2010 - 12:52pm
(reply to Anonymous)

So i fI didnt have sex last night does that mean that I missed my O and that I wont be prego this month? I had sex the day before and I guess I will try tonight and hope to ccatch an egg? do you think that i am too late. I didnt think that you spot while ovulating I have never had this happen to me before. I was worried someting was wrong so I didnt have sex last night.

June 24, 2010 - 3:08pm
(reply to tgrcandy8)

The best thing you did was have sex the night before your ovulation, if that indeed was it. That gave the sperm time to travel up the fallopian tubes and, in effect, be "waiting" for the egg to be released. But eggs can live in the body for 24-36ish hours after ovulation as well, so sure, don't hesitate to have sex tonight as well. And good luck to you!

June 25, 2010 - 9:39am
(reply to Diane Porter)

ok so it is the 6th and I havent started my period yet. It was due yesterday. I took a test yesterday but it was negative. does that mean that I am not pregnant or should I wait a few more days? I feel really bloated with little cramps here and there and my boobs and nipples have been really super sensitive! I hope that I am but I am thinking not because I took an Answer early results prego test and it was negative! What do you think my chances are?

July 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
(reply to tgrcandy8)

I just read through your previous posts, and it sounds like you have been trying to conceive since May? I know it seems like it has been "forever" that you are trying to conceive each month, but it has really only been three months, and did you know that each month you only have a 20% chance of conceiving?! That is why it is important to increase your chances as much as possible:
1. Frequent, unprotected sex. Experts are now telling women to have frequent sex without looking at the calendar, as you can ovulate during any time of your cycle (in theory).
2. Don't stress! Be patient! It can honestly take 6-12 months to conceive. As previous responses have said: have fun, be patient, try a lot, and eat healthy!

Each month that you ask "if you could be pregnant; what is your possibility", the answer will be the same. You have a 20% chance each time. The more months you "accumulate" with trying, the better your odds are that one of these months you will conceive! You could be pregnant, or you could have a late period. Keep trying and waiting for your period to begin, or take a home pregnancy test AFTER your period has not started.

Many home pregnancy tests claim to be able to detect any pregnancy hormones "early", but when you read the fine print, the accuracy rate is not high. In order to have the highest accuracy for these tests, you need to wait until you have missed your period. Today is only 7/6, and your last period was 6/7. Wait one week after you think your period should have started, and if it has not started, THEN take a pregnancy test! It has nothing to do with the "type" of test and how they market them to women who are anxious to know if they are pregnant....your body does not release enough "pregnancy hormones" for a test to detect these hormones until AFTER you have missed your period! No amount of "good tests" that you can buy over-the-counter will ever change that. Once you have missed your period, a home pregnancy test is 99% accurate at detecting any pregnancy hormones.

Do you know why...it actually takes 10-14 days after ovulation for you to even BE pregnant! It takes this long for your body to release an egg, sperm to travel to your fallopian tubes, fertilize the egg, the fertilized egg to travel down the fallopian tube into your uterus, to then find a "cozy spot" and implant itself in your uterus. This process then starts lots of hormones to be released, and these hormones must build up enough to be detected on a test. If you do the math...this 10-14 days after ovulation is about the time your period would be expected, right?! That is why a test would not detect a pregnancy with 99% accuracy any earlier...as you may not even have a viable pregnancy yet. (I hope you find that interesting, because I know I did).

Anyways, hang in there! I know its agonizing to wait; I've been there and truly thought that once I stopped birth control that I would instantly get pregnant! It took us 6 months, and I was surprised!

Let us know if your period starts, or if you take a home pregnancy test next week! If your period does begin, try again next month, and you will have the same questions...just know that we would love to be able to tell you that your chances are higher depending on your symptoms or other factors...but the truth is: the only way to know if you are pregnant is with a positive pregnancy test or a period.

Best wishes!

July 6, 2010 - 1:29pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

Ok my period is now a week late took a hpt today still negative. I am so confused. It is supposed to be 99% accurate now so why Have I not started. My period is alway on time give or take a few days. Never a whole week. I called my dr they want me to come in for a blood test they said that if I am there would def. be enough horomones by now for that. What are the chances that I am peeing negative and that I am pregnant. doesnt see very good to me. Could someting be wrong with me? if my blood is negative what should I be asking my doctor about? How long am I supposed to wait for my period to come back with out worrying? thanks for the help.

July 12, 2010 - 12:59pm
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