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Negative pregnancy test, late periods, have been irregular off the pill. How to get pregnant?

I ve gotten pregnant both times the first cycle after I stopped taking birth control . Now we were trying for a third time, and I was hoping to be that successful again, but i m late a day and the test says negative. So I assume i m not pregnant even though I don t have my period yet. What I m afraid of is, I was always irregular off the pill maybe I wont get a period for months. How in the world do you get pregnant like that?
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Hi welcome to health care magic

The causes of a delayed period include the following: stress either emotional or physical
inadequate diet
excess physical activity
abnromal thyroid function
PCOS which is a condition associated with insulin resistance, elevation of male hormones, cysts in the ovaries
other hormonal problems

Sometimes it takes a longer to get pregnant, in some cases up to a year. The best time to get pregnant is during the time of ovulation which normally occur approximately 14 days after your last period. You should include the 3 days before and after this point.
Sperm can live for up to 7 days inside a woman's body so if you had sex in the days before ovulation then the sperm would had time to travel up the fallopian tubes to wait for the egg to be released.

Since your period is late, consider repeating the pregnancy test.Pregnancy tests detect the level of HCG in the urine and some can detect small amounts whereas others would need alot to be secreted before detecting the pregnancy.
HCG levels increase as pregnancy progresses, so if the period still does not come, wait a few days and repeat.

I hope this information is helpful to you, wishing you the best
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