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Am I Pregnant?


So i have been on and off the nuvaring since July. Its falls out sometimes during intercourse with my bf. and we either dont notice or forget to put it back in. This has happened quite a few times so there has been times when he came inside me w/ no form of birthcontrol. However i have always gotten my period. I had the ring in for Dec and got my period on the 10th i put it back in when it was due but it fell out on the 20th of dec. and i got my period again on the 23rd. I have not been on it since and have had many instances where he came inside me. Because that has happened so many times before i never think much of it. because i always end up getting my period and was a little discouraged thinking i could not get pregnant. I have not gotten my period in Jan and if i was going by my period on the 10th i would have gotten it early in Jan i am not sure if i am suppose to get it this month because i had it twice in Dec. I have had to pee more often, sometimes dizzy and faint feeling, very sore nipples for a week or so but i had that last time right before my period, even tho this time it never came. Also some feelings of sickness throughout the day. It could also be in my head. Basically my question is if i am suppose to suspect my period in jan and if so i have missed it and could potentially be pregnant. Thanks any info will help!
Jan 27, 2009 @ 09:04 am

10 Replies


Are you trying to get pregnant?

I imagine I am pregnant every month. And I am a careful girl. If you're not sure if your symptoms are real or imagined, get a pregnancy test $10 should answer that question for you.
Jan 27, 2009 @ 09:58 am

Are you pregnant?

Sometimes it can take up to 6 months to a year for someone who is TRYING to get pregnant (and sometimes it takes one accident), last year my friend got pregnant from using the "pull out method". If you don't want to get pregnant, I suggest you use a much more reliable birth control than this nuva ring that falls out all the time. I got pregnant by a one time accident, I'm now 6 months along.
It's definitely not something you want to play roulette with unless you're ready for the responsibility of a baby. A baby WILL change your ENTIRE life, I tell you this now! My friend was 23 and I'm only 21, just being pregnant so far has changed my entire world. Babies are hard work and a huge deal, remember that.
Okay, I know I'm more lecturing than answering your question... but if you aren't pregnant at least you have something to think about.

Anyway, the best way to know if you're pregnant, is a pregnancy test. It's always good to test 4-5 days AFTER your period was expected.
From what I gather you are late already, the only difference I had when I found out I was pregnant was: a) I wasn't as moody (but that could have been because I was on anti-depressants for the first time) and b) the areolas around my nipples turned a darker shade and c) I felt tired all the time.
Other than that everything else seemed like my period... that didn't come. I tested and it was postive.

Depending on far after your period was due, those can be symptoms of pregnancy, I had to pee lots after a couple of weeks and my breasts became so sensitive.
As said, a pregnancy test should tell you (although their are false negative), the doctor can give you a blood test that tells you for sure.

Either way, good luck! I hope however this turns out, you're ready for it.
Jan 27, 2009 @ 10:21 am

one more question

Hi again, and thanks for the quick replys and advice. Either way my b.f and I are ready for whatever the outcome may be. And i know a pregnancy test would be really the only way to tell for sure. And with past experiences I have taken a test, and always end up getting my period the next day! so it is very frustrating. My main question if anyone can answer it is whether or not I could potentially miss my period this month because of the problems i had with my birthcontrol in December when i got it twice. If there is a chance that is the case than i will not bother to test because i am sure i will get my period early Feb. However, if even though i had my period twice in Dec, it is unlikely that i would miss it in Jan than i kno that i should do a hpt for sure. Thanks again.
Jan 27, 2009 @ 03:17 pm

pregnancy test

I was very paranoid about getting pregnant when I was in school. I knew I wasn't ready then and because of that, I never missed a pill. Not even once, I was that paranoid. My period was fairly regular once I went on the pill but once in awhile, I'd be late and I freak out. I keep thinking I got pregnant and I was super stressed out, which of course, probably made things worse.

My advice is, get a pregnancy test and confirm. There are tests out there that claims they can detect pregnancy as early as 2-3 days. If you are not sure of the results, then go see a doctor and confirm it. Meanwhile, make sure you eat healthy, don't drink any alcohol, don't smoke, no raw fish, no raw eggs...basically stay off anything pregnant women are not suppose to eat. Just in case.

Don't look too much into pregnancy "signs" such as increased urination, swollen breasts, morning sickness, etc. When I got pregnant, I didn't really show any signs except the increased urination which didn't come until I was already 2 months pregnant. Everyone woman is different, you may or may not show any symptoms. So get a pregnancy test and confirm.

If you are not pregnant, it's time to get on a more reliable form of birth control. This is the website my obstetrician point me to after I had my baby: http://sexualityandu.ca/adults/contraception.aspx. Check out their contraception Comparison Chart. Since I was breastfeeding, she recommended the IUD.
Jan 27, 2009 @ 03:46 pm


Thanks for all of the replys. It is helping and i will be getting a test sometime this week. My only unanswered question was whether i would evne be expecting my period this month because i had it twice last. Thanks
Jan 27, 2009 @ 04:05 pm

Birthcontrol messing up periods...

Well with birthcontrol, if you were taking it and have stopped it, it can mess with your cycle making you temporarily irregular.
This can last up to a year from what I've been informed, so skipping periods and having 2 of them in a row are common problems (and obviously quite worrisome if you've had un-protected sex!)
If it's really causing you anxiety, getting a pregnancy test can help ease your mind... they are more accurate AFTER your expected period. As much as they claim it can be detected before, don't waste your money.
Otherwise, be healthy for another month and see if you get your period, if not I'd go see the doctor.
Hope that helps. ^_^
Feb 01, 2009 @ 02:47 pm
am i pregnant

am i pregnant

Actually to become pregnant you should count your ovulating time, the
time for ovulating is about ten days until seventeen days after your
first day period, so if you have sex during that time I quite sure you
could be pregnant. Good luck !
Apr 02, 2009 @ 06:22 am

Messing up your period

I've had that problem before, I've tried many different pills because I find some make me sick. Once I was one week into a new pack and found it was making me extremely nauseated so I just stopped taking it. I kept track of my days and just started taking a different pill again the same time I would of had to start a new pack. This messed up my period for almost 2 months I didn't get it (I think it was 6 weeks). So try not to worry, it could just be that from the ring falling out all the time screwing up your hormones and cycle.
ALSO, stress can keep you from getting your period regularly, you said that before you've taken tests and got your period the next day? That's because your tests came up negative and you had nothing left to stress about.
Hope this helps!
May 07, 2009 @ 02:11 pm

Period Missing

Your period could come on an irregular day or you can even miss a period if you worry.I know when I get worried or upset about something,it plays a role on your body and then my period is thrown off. If you have this worry,you may want to try an alternative birth control.
May 08, 2009 @ 11:37 am


I read somewhere that you could take the nuva ring out during intercourse, but you can't keep it out for more that one or two hours.I'd double check though, but I don't think that's the issue.
May 10, 2009 @ 08:07 am

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