How Soon Can I Get Pregnant after Stopping Birth Control?

Nervous (19) writes: My boyfriend and I had unprotective sex I am on birth control but stopped taking it two weeks before that is there a chance I could be pregnant? If, How much of a chance? - - - - - - Dear Nervous, For me to help, I'm going to have to bombard you with questions, so bear with me. What kind of birth control was it? What brand? How long had you been taking it before stopping it? If you don't mind me asking, why did you … Continue

Negative Pregnancy Test but Weird Symptoms

Ally (19) writes: Hannah, Hi. I'm 19 and wondering if i'm pregnant. The beginning of my last period was 1/3/12 and it ended 1/8/12. My cycle is 28 days. If calculations are correct 1/17/12 would be the day I ovulated. No methods of birth control were used at all. We had sex on the 11th, 13th-15th, 17th-21st, 25th-27th, and on the 31st. I was supposed to start my period on 1/31/12, but didn't. I tested the morning of the 31st and again on … Continue

Painful Nipples, Plan B, Negative Pregnancy Test

I have been seeing a guy, we'll call him Joe, for the past few months although we took a break during the month of December. We use pull out method as I am scared of birth control and neither of us like condoms, stupid I know. I recall on New Years Eve looking up and noticing a full moon and realizing I hadn't gotten my period yet (I'm really bad at keeping track of it but usually its done around the full moon). I have an OCD thing where every … Continue

What Are the Different Types of Abortion Procedures?

Scared writes: Hannah I have a question if I think I'm pregnant and I can't have a baby right now what are my options to terminate it?? I know it sounds horrible but I just can't right now it's not an option :( … Continue

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Irregular Periods from Cyst, Nausea & Cramping, Negative HPT

Alice, age 20, writes: So, I think I might be pregnant. I've been having irregular periods recently because of a cyst found on my right ovary and I haven't been quite sure of my cycles. Anywho, My husband and I had unprotected sex on June 5 or 6th and then on June 7th I was experiencing heavy cramping on my right side. I just assumed it was my cyst, but now I'm starting to think I ovulated. … Continue

Had Sex, Condom Broke, Took Plan B, Now No Period

Scared, age 18, asks, Hey!, Okay. My last period ended around May 14. A couple days later (May 19) my boyfriend and I had sex and the condom broke, but something happened to where he pulled out before he came (or at least that's what he claims). Just to make sure though we took a Plan B pill 20 minutes later. But I am now two weeks late from my normal period! I took two tests and both came out negative, but I'm honestly freaking out and I … Continue

Negative Pregnancy Test but Weird Symptoms

Ally (19) writes: Hannah, Hi. I'm 19 and wondering if i'm pregnant. The beginning of my last period was 1/3/12 and it ended 1/8/12. My cycle is 28 days. If calculations are correct 1/17/12 would be the day I ovulated. No methods of birth control were used at all. We had sex on the 11th, 13th-15th, 17th-21st, 25th-27th, and on the 31st. I was supposed to start my period on 1/31/12, but didn't. I tested the morning of the 31st and again on … Continue

How Soon Can I Get Pregnant after Stopping Birth Control?

Nervous (19) writes: My boyfriend and I had unprotective sex I am on birth control but stopped taking it two weeks before that is there a chance I could be pregnant? If, How much of a chance? - - - - - - Dear Nervous, For me to help, I'm going to have to bombard you with questions, so bear with me. What kind of birth control was it? What brand? How long had you been taking it before stopping it? If you don't mind me asking, why did you … Continue

Spotting a Week after Taking Plan B, No Period Since

Connedbyconcon, age 15, writes: so I had sex with my boyfriend for the first time and we didnt use protection. And I took plan b the next day. A month later we had sex two nights in a row and used the pull out method... no condom. No birth control. No plan. I haven't had my period. But I Had spotting a week after my plan b the first time and I haven't had my period since. It's been 13 days since we had sex the 2 and 3rd time. And no period. I … Continue

Skipped 3 Periods in a Row, Negative Pregnancy Tests

Helpless (age 16) writes, Okay, so. Long complicated story short. I use a low dose birth control pill and take it very dependantly. I never miss pills. Problem is, back in april during the week that I was off birth control for my period, I had unprotected sex. My cycle usually runs about 31 days, despite the pills being only 28. So I'll start my period half way through the week of sugar pills and carry on into the beginning of my next pill set. … Continue

Had Sex, Took Plan B, Have Sore Breasts & Slight Cramps

scared 17 yr old writes, Ok so may 30th- june 4th was my last period.me and my guy friend had sex june 6, but he pulled out before he came but he did have precum.I was such a wreck,I took the plan b pill an hour later and follwed through with the second pill. my period usually comes towards the end of the month, causing it to be for the next month. my breasts are slightly sore, I feel slight cramps, but that's it. two days ago I took a … Continue

Skipped Period, Had Sex with Condom, Pregnant Now?

Not too smart chick (age 17) writes, Okay... Well since I started my period when I was 12 it's always been irregular sometimes maybe for like 2-3 months. But kinda recently it has been the same day each month for 3 months in a row. Well I've only had 2 sex partners and I use to be on the depo shot only one time though. And I've used the plan B pill over 3 times. But one night I just let him stick it in for like 6 seconds then he pulled out … Continue

Took Plan B, Period 4 Days Late, But Very Light & Brief

Mel, age 27, writes: Had unprotected sex and took plan b a day a half later my period was 4 days late and when I got it it was very light it lasted not even 2 days so waited 2 weeks took couple preg tests and there were negative but I have been feeling like I might be pregant what do u think? … Continue

Broken Condom Day after Taking Plan B. Should I Take Plan B Again?

Feb (24) writes: me and my boyfrnd had unprotected sex on 14, i took plan b on 15 and on 16th after sex we found out d condom was brokn but he didnt ejculated inside. should i take once more plan b or what else can i do ??? - - - - - - Hey Feb, Because you took Plan B the day before you experienced the broken condom, you should be good to go and won't need to take another Plan B. The powerful dose of artificial hormones contained in … Continue

No Period, But All Pregnancy Tests Negative

Confusednegative writes: Hi I'm 22 years old. I have been on bc since I was 16. I have been with my bf for 4 years now. We use condoms and my bc for contraceptives. Usually I may be a day late if that but it's never a bug deal tome. I sometimes forget my pills and even im only say 12 hours late with taking my bc, I get break thru bleeding that lasts at least a week. Last month I took a pill a day late and lost my pill within the same week. My bf … Continue

Recently Stopped Taking Dianette; Now No Period

Sportygal (24) writes: I came off Dianette in November and had a withdrawal bleed. My december period came on time (28days). My January period was late (34 days). I still have not had my February period (43 days). I turned down sex on the 4th of Feb. I was very drunk at the time and dont remember much about the night. I remember saying no. Why is my period late? - - - - - - Dear Sportygal, I love challenges :) Let me think through this … Continue

When Did I Get Pregnant?

An anonymous visitor asks the following question: "Hi, so I have been stressed about when I conceived. I had unprotected sex about 4 or 5 times throughout July. I took a pregnancy test on the 31 and it was positive. I knew I was probably pregnant. I had unprotected sex on the 30 also. Could that be the date I became pregnant? The last day of my period was sometime in the very beginning of July. I had been late by a day or two. Today I am 21 … Continue

Period 17 Days Late, Then Came with Cramps

Falona writes: My period was 17 days late then my period came with slight cramps at the bottom of my stomach what is wrong … Continue

Will You Be Seeing Pink or Blue?

If you’re like most pregnant women, you ache to know all you can about the tiny person growing inside your body. The more you learn about your baby, the more focused those dreams will become, and gender is a huge factor involved in your baby’s identity. Anxious to know more, many women rely on Old Wives’ Tales, many of which have been debunked as myths. (Well, there are exceptions to every rule. One family kept their baby’s gender a secret even … Continue

Boyfriend Just Put the Tip In; Should I Take Morning After Pill?

Caroline (16) writes: Me and My boyfriend were just having a little fun, and he only put the tip of his penis in and then a while after he ejaculated on my body but he is not sure if he pre-ejaculated inside my vagina, we are panicking and are not sure what to do, should i take the Morning after pill, please help. - - - - - - Dear Caroline, It's very rare to get pregnant from pre-ejaculation fluid. When he ejaculated, did he get any … Continue

When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test after Using Plan B?

Casey, age 18, writes, I don't have a regular period, I can go months without having one. And I've just recently started being sexually active and the first time I engaged in Sexual Intercourse we didn't use a condom. But we used plan b the next day. And then the next week the same thing happened and we took plan b again. I'm now having some cramps. Since I've never had a regular period I have no idea when to take a pregnancy test. Do you think I … Continue