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Starryblue702's picture
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Nervous...

So I posted last month how upset I was that I had gotten my period... this was around the 20th. I was half way through taking my first pack of the mini-pill, and of course I'm still exclusively BF (not sure what the exact definition of "exclusively" is in this regard... to me it means that baby is drinking nothing but BM... but I am working of course so I have to pump while I'm away from him). Anyway, the first day of my LMP was Jan 20, and here we are on Feb 25 and needless to say I'm freaking out a little bit. DH and I DTD before I finished that first pack of pills (I know, I know... stupid) but I was on my period AND taking the pill... AND BF!! There's no way in that h*ll that anything could have happened is there?? Someone please tell me that the combination of my pill, period last month and BF that there's absolutely no way that I could possibly get pregnant... :help1:

joyjim's picture
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Go get a test so you can breathe....I think it could go either way....my dr. told me only to take the mini pill until the baby starts eating solids, once they are not ebf you are at risk. Tell me he pulled out!!!!

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I think it's unlikely, but I'm sure it's possible. Like Joy said, POAS and see for sure, but it's probably just your AF being erratic and inconsistent after birth. GL and KUP!

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I think it might take a few cycles to get back on track. But, doesn't hurt to take a test to put your mind at ease. Biggrin

.hilary.'s picture
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I agree, I think it will just take some time for your cycles to get back on track. I know the protection from breastfeeding is only really there if baby is pretty much constantly on the breast!! I have heard once they sleep long stretches at night you are at risk, same thing if they use pacifiers. But I think being on your period at the time and taking the pill means you are really low risk. You should be fine!! But go POAS anyway and report back!! Wink

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I'd bet that you are not pregnant. Some women don't get AF back when on the mini pill if they are ebf ( even with pumping) so there is always a chance that your hormones have leveled off some and you won't even have another one for a while. Get a test though to make sure, but try to not freak out yet.

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lurking ...

I would test to be sure. However, I know lots of people who have erratic cycles while BF. I also dont get a period while on the mini pill so it could be related to that too.

fireflies11's picture
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uhoh! did you test?

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Oh my! We are waiting with bated breath for the test results Wink

Starryblue702's picture
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I can't do it! I can't bring myself to actually buy another pregnancy test! I don't know what to do. I think I'm going to stick it out until I'm at least 10 days late. I also posted this on the November board and one of the girls said that she went 45 days between her first PP period and her second. IDK, I know once day ten hits I'll chicken out and push for two weeks late. My God I have no idea what I would do with myself...

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FWIW, my doc told me not to rely on the temperature method for prevention for a few month when AF returns because cycles tend to be irregular. Good luck!

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All I know is it's been 40 days since I had a period and I can't get up the courage to go buy a test. I would just die if I was pregnant again... And I can't even talk to DH about it. Thank God for you girls lol!

.hilary.'s picture
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I think you're fine!! I really do Smile fingers crossed for you anyway though!

Starryblue702's picture
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I called the nurse at my OB and she thought I was overreacting as well lol. It's just that the only time I'm EVER late is when I'm pregnant! Plus, on the off chance that I am pregnant I don't wanna keep taking the pill... I just don't know...

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Ohh yeah I forgot you are still taking the pill. In that's case I would test now to make sure so you can stop ASAP if you need to (but I would put money on you getting a negative!)

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".hilary." wrote:

Ohh yeah I forgot you are still taking the pill. In that's case I would test now to make sure so you can stop ASAP if you need to (but I would put money on you getting a negative!)

This. And let us know the result Wink

Starryblue702's picture
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43 days and counting...

.hilary.'s picture
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Go test, that always brings on AF! I know once when I was trying to avoid, I was a day or two late and got so stressed about it I ended up being over a week late. Finally I tested, got my BFN, and then AF showed up that day lol.

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Stop waiting and test. So you can move on either way.

I think pregnancy is possible but unlikely.

Starryblue702's picture
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OK, OK... I'll go buy a test tomorrow (I'm closing tonight and DH is off today and I don't want him to see it). Thankfully I have a three day weekend that starts tomorrow, so I can deal with it then...

.hilary.'s picture
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Any update Krystal? I guess you're not at work right now though so maybe can't get on!!

Starryblue702's picture
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Yes, I finally tested and it was negative... thank God! AF still hasn't shown up, so IDK... maybe it was just the start of the mini pill that threw my body off and now it's remembering that I'm still EBF and she's not supposed to come around lol!

.hilary.'s picture
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Once I get around to it I'm going to fill my prescription and get on the mini pill too...hope it helps keep AF away for me too!