Hello everyone I'm Wondering could I be pregnant cause me an my bf never use protection an I really have no clue if I'm ovulating while we're having unprotected sex but now I have no doubts that something isnt right cause my periods a rarely ever late an I stop birthcontrol in late December so could that have an affect on me till why my period is late an me having mild uterine cramps like I'm bout to start but don't an I took a test which came up negative of course so I'm wondering what's going on any suggestions anyone
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have stopped with your birth control use, your fertility/ovulation can return within few months (depending on how fast your body gets back to normal). If you have had your ovulation back to normal, and if you have been sexually active without protection, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely. Look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy if pregnancy is suspected. Wait and watch for your periods. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Avoid unprotected sexual contact within 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal contraceptive (as most of the hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after 2-3 weeks). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
"Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals.
For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our
medical experts page.
You may also visit our Getting Pregnant , for moderated patient to patient support and information.
The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.