mised periodWhen you are pregnant, your menstrual periods will stop. However, a missed period doesn’t always mean you’re pregnant. If you’re wondering whether you might be pregnant, there are a few points that point to a possible pregnancy. These include:

1. You were actively trying to get pregnant in the months before.
2. You ovulated prior to your period’s stopping.
3. You had sexual intercourse in the ovulation window (around day 14 of your cycle).
4. You were sexually active and not using birth control.
5. If all of the above points are true, then you have a good chance of being pregnant.

Signs of Early Pregnancy

The only way to truly know if you’re pregnant is a positive pregnancy test and confirmation by a doctor. However, there are a few signs that may give clues to a possible pregnancy. If a missed period for 2 months is due to pregnancy, you’ll start feeling the symptoms below around the four-week mark. Some women even notice subtle changes sooner than four-weeks.

1. Breast tenderness
2. Breast fullness (feeling like your bra is too tight)
3. Nausea
4. Lower abdominal bloating and fullness
5. Feeling short of breath with exercise
6. Sensitive to smells
7. Feeling tired all the time
8. Needing to urinate more often
9. Higher than normal body temperature
10. Dizziness
11. Food cravings
12. Constipation

Other Reasons You May Have a Missed Period for 2 Months

On average, women have a period every 28 days give or take a few days. A menstrual cycle can last anywhere from 21 to 35 days. If you have longer cycles closer to 35 days, you may only have around 11 cycles in a year and if you have shorter cycles, you may have as many as 13. It is possible due to other reasons to have late periods, including:

1. Breastfeeding Your New Baby
2. Stress
3. Obesity or Extreme Weight Loss
4. Perimenopause or Menopause
5. Contraceptives
6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
7. Thyroid Disease
8. Reproductive System Abnormalities