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I hate to fall into the rest of the group and keep asking, "Am I pregnant?" but I've been doing some research and I've got a few questions to ask.

I'm ashamed to say that my boyfriend and I have recently been having sex without condoms, but I've been taking Levlen 28 for about 10 months now and this month didn't miss a single pill or had to take 2 in one day. Everything was spot on. I've started my period 5 days after my placebos started, just like I always have and it's heavy like usual.

One thing that's been bothering me is my stomach area. It could be a little weight gain from my fall sports ending, bloating from my period, etc. But last night, the bottom of my stomach, usually where "baby fat" is, was rather firm and shapely, like I was a couple weeks pregnant. I could be paranoid, actually, I'm almost certain I am.

I know not wearing condoms creates a risk and my boyfriend has told me he doesn't mind to go back to wearing them. He does practice the withdrawal method, although we know it's not 100% effective.

I guess my question would be can a woman get pregnant, still have her monthly period at the expected time, and have no symptoms of breast tenderness, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, etc?

My mind is telling me not to be stupid, that I'm not pregnant and just to stop worrying, but it's such a big deal and if there's a possibility with these circumstances, I'd like to know so I can get that confirmation from a HPT.

Thanks for the help.

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A women a couple weeks pregnant doesn't actually have any changes to the appearance of her stomach. Really. That's a couple months, not weeks, and for many women, even longer than that. No one shows in a couple of weeks: a two-week-old fetus is about the tinest thing you can imagine. Your stomach would be more likely to show from eating a bean burrito than that. [Smile]

You've been takin the pill on time, so there really is no reason to feel you have had a big pregnancy risk, if any pregnancy risk. You've also had your normal withdrawal bleeds.

Really, I'd advise you just take a test to take care of this paranoia: ten bucks to give you peace of mind is a good deal. And since this obviously is a big worry, I'd also advise you go back to backing up with condoms, if for no other reason that your mental well-being.

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That actually sums up exactly what I worry about! I know it's so unlikely, I've been on birth control pills for nearly a year now AND use condoms, yet i still worry if I'm pregnant now and again even though I've only ever forgotten to take 2 pills in the time ive been on it- and I took those within the time limit that doesnt lower protection. I'm not sure what brings it on really! I suppose its just a big fear for me! [Roll Eyes]
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