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Me and hubby using condoms, Could I still be pregnant?

Could I still be pregnant? Me and hubby have been using condoms since my c-section (Nov 13, 11). I've had a period every month (a little irregular) until March! My last menstruation was Feb 13-16 (normal length for me)...I haven't had one since! I took a home test and it was negative. I'm also NOT having any symptoms of pregnancy. Could I still be pregnant?
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replied April 14th, 2012
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Do not depend on appearance of symptoms alone to suggest pregnancy. Few women can experience all the symptoms, whereas few women do not experience any. Each pregnancy is different, and the appearance of symptoms depends on how your body reacts to the changing hormonal status during pregnancy. Condoms can have failures, hence chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely. The changes in period pattern could also suggest hormonal imbalance and changes due to lactation/breastfeeding (if you are breastfeeding your baby). 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 visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). It will also help to regulate your periods. Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
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