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05 March 2013 @ 05:03 pm
1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any? I used pills until January 25th.

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)? Nope.

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it? Trying to get pregnant.

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next? When I was on the pills, I had a normal 28-day cycle. I took my last pill January 25th, bled between February 1st-4th, and haven't had a period since.

5. Any changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?) Stopping the birth control may change my cycle. Also, knowing that we were going to start trying, I went to my doctor and weaned myself off of all of my fibromyalgia and migraine medications in mid January. None were safe for conception or pregnancy.

6. What was the month/day your last period started? February 1st.

7. What date(s) did you have sex? February 9th, 12th, 14th, and 17th.

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)? Inside of me.

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant? By the calculators I can find, I was supposed to begin my period on March 1st. On March 1st and 2nd, I had cramping that made me think my period was going to start, but to date it hasn't. Today, from the moment I woke up, I've had a strange pressure in my lower abdomen, almost like I have to pee, but without the urgency - and it's been there all day long. Am I allowed to start hoping yet? :)
Lemonade Girl: avatar- blinkingmslaynie on March 6th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
The thing to remember is that you had a 28 day cycle because the pill was controlling it. Do you remember what your cycle was like before the pills? Once you stop taking the pill, your cycle reverts back to what it would be naturally. The fact that you haven't had a period doesn't mean ... well, anything yet, and the calculators you're looking at are assuming you're still using the pill.

Granted, it's possible you're pregnant, but it's also possible that this is just your body getting used to being off the pill. It's worth taking a pregnancy test using your first pee of the day. But keep in mind that it can take a year to get pregnant.

I'd also try not to pay attention to any symptoms, because again, they could be due to stopping the pill or they could be absolutely unrelated. Bodies are weird. :D

Good luck.
red_crate: don't panicred_crate on March 6th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
It definitely depends on how long your average cycle was prior to hbc. Were they usually about 28 days? Were they longer or shorter?

I went off hbc back in November and got my period straight on time (28 days later) but my periods were always super regular. Afterwards, my cycles ranged from 27-31 days long. I found out this month that I am 4 weeks pregnant. :)

Anyway, I don't think it would be wrong to try a home pregnancy test. After all, assuming your cycles do last, off hbc, about 28 days, then you are past you AF date. However, I will tell you what everyone told me when I went off birth control (including my gyn), the hcb could take a few months to get out of your system completely before you can actually conceive. It depends on how long you were on hcb and how your body reacted to it.

Good luck though! Just because it can be difficult to conceive straight of hcb, does not mean it never happens!