"My period is x days late, but I just took a pregnancy test and it's negative. Why hasn't my period showed up yet?"
It's a great question, and frankly, one that more women should know the answer to. Let's talk about a couple of different scenarios that might be delaying the start of your next period other than pregnancy.
That day, I was standing in the warm summer heat outside our holding my favorite flavor.
I had also just learned I was miscarrying. Again.
It's amazing how many women open up about their own miscarriages after you've had one. All of a sudden, you find out your aunt had one, your best friend had one, your sister-in-law, your neighbor, your co-worker. I knew miscarriage happened, I just never thought it would happen to me.
Given the plentitude of women in my life lately who have have gotten their BFP (or Big Fat Positive on a pregnancy test, for those of you who don't know all those three-letter acronyms!), I thought now would be a great time to share something that hardly anyone knows about: temping after your positive pregnancy test.
For some women, charting their cycle and tracking their temperature changes is only something they start doing when they want to get pregnant, and as soon as they're pregnant, they stop temping because...well...they're pregnant and they don't need to.
While it's true that there is no need to track ovulation anymore, since your body clearly won't be ovulating for at least nine months, it can still be incredibly helpful and even reassuring to continue taking your temperature each morning. Here's why: