I gave birth to my baby boy on Jan.9/08. I started Nuvaring almost 4 weeks ago now, and for the period between the birth of my little boy and during the first week of being on Nuvaring my husband and I were using condoms as our main form of birth control. During this time one condom broke DURING intercourse, which we noticed quickly and put a new one on immediately. Since starting Nuvaring (and waiting 10 days to have sex after starting it, as it says to have a backup method of birthcontrol during the first 7 days of using it) we have had unprotected sex twice. I am now on my "ring-free" week, and its been four days since removing the ring, and I have still not gotten my period. The box says that people usually get their period a day or two after removing the ring. I had not gotten my period before starting Nuvaring as I had been primarily breastfeeding my son, but have since switched to feeding him mainly formula as my breastmilk had been drying up significantly.
So here are my questions/concerns:
-When do you think the earliest could be that I could find out if I may be pregnant? Would the fact that I've been on Nuvaring for a month skew those results (false positive/negative?)
-What is the possiblility that I am pregnant? Could this just be a "skipped" period?
-What could the effects be if I dont get my period, continue using Nuvaring (ie inserting a new ring as I am "supposed" to 3 days from now) and I happen to be pregnant?
-Should I stop using Nuvaring completely until I get a period?
Thanks so much to everyone in advance for your help & kindness! I'd really apppreciate any info, especially if something similiar has happened to anyone else!
You can test two weeks after the accident with the condom.
Birth control has absolutely no effect on pregnancy tests.
This is probably just a skipped period, but there's always a chance with precum!
It's hard to say if nuvaring will affect the unborn or not. It's designed to do no harm, but I've heard a few rare cases of birth control causing defects or miscarriage. It's safer to keep using it.
No need to stop using it until you get a period; this may just be how your body reacts on nuvaring!