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2 weeks late on a period with a recent baby

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I am two weeks late on my period I had a baby 8 months ago I've been getting my period normally since I had him maybe one or two days late. I've been extremely stressed out about not getting my period bc I'm terrified of being pregnant again. I took two at home EPT home pregnancy tests both were neg. I'm still so stressed out and having such anxiety over this I can't sleep.

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Category: Infertility Specialist
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Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
As you are having two negative tests at home, the chances are very remote that you are actually pregnant.
Also, since you are menstruating regularly , and hence ovulating on time, it is vital that you should use proper contraceptive methods now.
Sometimes, a period might be delayed due to anxiety, stress, weight gain, ingestion of certain medications, travelling etc.
Mild derangements of the thyroid hormone, polycystic ovaries or endometrial hyperplasia - these are conditions which can cause delayed menstrual cycles.
As this is the first time this has happened to you, I would ask you not to worry at all.
Keep using some contraceptive though ( condoms till you have your next period and can choose birth control methods ) .
If you fail to have your periods for a week more, then consult a Gynecologist to rule out the other conditions ( apart from pregnancy ) as causes.
Do not stress out, as stress itself causes delayed cycles.
All the best.
Please feel free to ask for further clarifications.

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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