Pregnant on the mini pill

I've just found out I'm pregnant with my first baby, and although a little shocked, I am thrilled!

The main reason for the shock is due to me being on Cerelle mini pill. The problem I have now is that nobody seems to be able to tell me how many weeks gone I am because I haven't had a period since being on the mini pill! I know I am over 3 weeks, but that's all I know!

Has this happened to anyone else before? What's the best (and quickest) route I can go down to try and find out? I have a midwife appointment tomorrow so hoping to have more info then, but I guess I won't be having a scan tomorrow! Are there any other methods the midwife can use to provide me with a due date?

Thanks, :)

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The short answer is no. Midwife you calculate from period as that's not possible then it needs to be a scan and midwife doesn't do that. If you're re having regular sex can't tell unless you're actually showing... If you're beyond 20 weeks+ The midwife can feel the uterus above the belly button. Can I ask how come you checked a pregnancy test?

Can I ask were you taking the mini pill properly, didn't miss any days and took it at same time?


I didn't have a period for three months before I conceived and they take the date of your lmp so I had an early scan. It wasn't as accurate as dating as the 12 week scan but gave a good idea how far along I was. I imagine they will do the same with you. Hope it all goes well.


Same thing happened to my daughter on this pill. They will use your last pill period to calculate then use that to book scan to confirm dates X


I was on Adapall which is the pill you take for 21 days then you have a 5 day "period" so they counted from my last "fake" period then I had an early dating scan although the midwife could make an estimate from my hormone levels if you've had a blood test. We only took the test after I had spotting a few times after intercourse and my sis said she had the same whilst she was pregnant. I wouldn't worry the pill isn't 100% for some people after this baby I will get the implant hopefully x


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