When should I take a pregnancy test on birth control?
Taking a pregnancy test doesn't have to be a confusing or intimidating experience, even though sometimes it feels that way! If you've ever wondered if and when you can take a pregnancy test on birth control, you're not alone. A lot of people ask us about how birth control does or doesn't interfere with testing. When should you take a pregnancy test on birth control? Read on for answers.
Why should I take a pregnancy test on birth control?
Birth control is not 100% effective. That means as secure as your IUD is, or as regularly as you take your pill, there's always a chance you can get pregnant. Plus, many forms of hormonal birth control can make your period light or non-existent. For example, I don't get my period at all due to my birth control, so I test every two months. We're all about the peace of mind.
How often should I take a pregnancy test? When should I take a pregnancy test?
Knowing when to take a pregnancy test if you have an irregular period (or no period from birth control) can be confusing. Tests often say “3 days before your missed period” but if you don't know when you're period is coming how are you supposed to know when to take a test?
When should I take a pregnancy test on birth control? If you don't get your period on birth control, it’s best to test at least 19 days after having sex. If you’re having sex on the regular, you can subscribe to Stix pregnancy tests for peace of mind. We offer subscriptions that ship out every one, two, or three months. The frequency is up to you, and you can cancel or pause shipments of the pregnancy tests at anytime.
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Does birth control interfere with pregnancy test results?
Don't fret. Birth control does not interfere with pregnancy test results. As soon as you get pregnant, your body starts to produce a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Pregnancy tests, like Stix's detect this hormone and display the result after five minutes. Birth control hormones do not interfere with hCG.
What's the best way to buy a pregnancy test?
When you don't want to deal with the inconvenience or run into a familiar face at the drugstore, Stix pregnancy tests protect your privacy and are delivered in a discreet, tiny envelope. When we say discreet, we mean it. The envelope won’t say Stix or pregnancy test anywhere visibly on the outside — not even on the return address!