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I stopped taking Microgynon 30 contraceptive pill last month. I had a period 20th May as usual. My partner and myself had sex as usual as we are trying for a baby.
Since then I have not had another period, although I have heard the first period after coming off the pill isn't a true period, so you cannot become pregnant.
I have done a pregnancy test which was negative, but I still have not had another period. Can anyone explain why this is please?

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When you come off the pill, it takes your body a while to readjust to the lack of extra hormones. Your cycle, therefore, can be completely wonked out for a while before it settles down.

I doubt you're pregnant if you've taken the test correctly - 10-14 days after intercourse - but if in doubt, take another. If it's still negative, put it down to coming off the pill and wait it out - your period'll reappear at some point.

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i deleted your post in AskST since this is the same thing. We frown upon double posts, fyi.

Anyway, if you are trying to conceive, you might want to wait a little longer before you really try. Doctors recommend that you allow your body some time to flush out the remaining birth control hormones. Many recommend 6 months off the pill before oyu really try to conceive, but others may green light you at 3 months.

Why is it important to make sure you don't have bc in your body when you conceive? Because those hormones can interfere with gender development in babies.

In general, if you trying to make a baby, please consult your doctor first so you can get on track with your nutrition and medical care.

So for now, you might want to have him use condom or get a diaphragm for yourself till your body is primed and prepped for pregnancy.

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Thank you for your help and advise. I didnt know you weren't allowed to post the same message twice, I am sorry.
Thanks again

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