When to Take a Pregnancy Test with Birth Control

When to Take a Pregnancy Test with Birth Control

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

When to Take a Pregnancy Test with Birth Control

Taking a pregnancy test doesn't have to be a confusing or intimidating experience. A lot of women ask us about how birth control does or doesn't interfere with testing. Read on for answers!

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Why take a pregnancy test on birth control?

Birth control isn't 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, Stix co-founder Cynthia doesn't get her period from her birth control, so she tests every two months. We're all about peace of mind.

But how often and 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. Especially because tests on the market today all boast “3 days before your missed period” for best results.

What does that mean if you don't get your period from 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 the pregnancy test at anytime.

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). Stix pregnancy tests detect this hormone and displays 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.

More questions? Head on over to our FAQ on understanding pregnancy test results.

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7 comments


  • Plz I need the pregnancy test..am missing a period and all results r saying negative

    Tunrayo. Mustapha on

  • My birth control method is taking the depo shot every three months. I was out of town when i had sex after the shot was supposed to wear off. Its been about 6 weeks since then and ive taken about 4 tests within that time and all said negative but im getting paranoid when i see symptoms on google because i have some of them. Can anyone help me?

    Sarah on

  • Can birth control cause you to miss carry if you end up pregnant and know about you being

    Lucy on

  • Hi I am on birth control pills and I missed my period last month and now I’m spotting pinkish colour blood. What does it mean?

    Wendy Trimble on

  • Have been taken contraceptive pills, now my period is not coming for the past 2 months, have tested and it shows positive but nothing shows on the uterus and the scan

    Nana on

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