My cycles are very irregular, anywhere from 10 days to 30 days, and have been this way for about 6 years now. I have not had any trouble getting pregnant when I have chosen to. Right now we are not TTC, but we'd be fine if the BC we use (a combo of NFP and barrier) failed.
Last month, I had a textbook 28 day cycle. Crazy! And then I bled very heavily for 7 days. I typically have strong cramps for 2-3 days and bleed extremely heavy, as heavy as I bleed right after having a baby or when I have had miscarriages. My periods tend to last about 5-6 days, but last month was more than usual. This month, I was 7 days late, and when I got my period, it was pretty light and lasted only 2 days, with no cramping. My husband thinks I'm knocked up, but I'm unsure. I feel stupid taking a test, since I did just have a period. I got the flu, and I wonder if being so sick ended my period early? I have had some nausea, but I've also been sick. Of course, every single time I got pregnant (I've been pregnant 7 times), I got a nasty cold. Usually I have really good intuition about these things, but right now I don't have a clue. Oh, and I am not breastfeeding, currently.
I'm not sure what to do. I feel stupid taking a test that will in all likelihood be negative. I mean, we have been using birth control that hasn't ever failed us so far, and I did have a "period." But, I also have a medical condition that requires that I take certain medications to prevent miscarriage while TTC.
Well if you cycles are very irregular, then you can't really be late then, right?
But that doesn't mean you can't test! lol
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!