My last period started May 30th. I was not on birth control at the time, I was just using condoms, but I wanted to try the pill again (I had been on it before, but stopped) My gyno appointment was June 7th, although most people are told to start the Sunday after their period starts(which would have been June 3rd), I started taking it June 10th under the advice of my gynecologist. She told me that instead of just waiting 1 week for it to be safe to have sex without a condom, that I should wait two since I started it a week late. So I did. I didn't have sex without a condom until June 25th. We did it without a condom twice, but both times he pulled out before he ejaculated inside of me and ejaculated on my stomach, no where near my genitals. My hormone pills were done on the 30th of June and I'm now on the sugar pills. Because I started taking the birth control late I expected my period to just start the first day of the sugar pill. It is Thursday and I start taking the hormone pills again on Sunday.
Is it normal to skip a period on birth control or is it possible that I'm pregnant? I realize I should probably just take a test to be sure, but I don't know what would be considered a "week" after my missed period since I'm not really sure when my period was supposed to happen with the pill.
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When you start hormonal birth control, it takes the body a while to get used to the hormones. So late or missed withdrawal bleeds are pretty common in the first 2-3 months. If you want to be extra sure, though, you can also take a pregnancy test.
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