Actually, no, my vagina is bad at birth control.

I'm on the Nuvaring. Have been for about two months (this is the third). I've noticed that it sits relatively "low" in my vag, sometimes poking out a bit. This did not seem to worry my doctor so I just went with it.

Well, last month I basically bled at a low, then slightly higher level for about three weeks before my period. I THINK my period started March 9th (but it's confusing bc previous bleeding). Last Sunday, the 16th, I realized (after having sex, of course) that the ring was no longer there. I don't remember taking it out for any reason, so I have no way of knowing if it was in when I had sex or not. We had also done it Monday the 10th. So now, of course, I'm terrified that I am pregnant. Even though I know that my fertility is pretty low at that point in my cycle, there's always a chance you know?

So now I'm trying to figure out when the earliest I can take a test is. When I was starting Nuvaring, my doc told me that if I didn't want to wait until my next period to start, I could not have sex for a week to ten days and then take a test and it would be accurate. BUT everything on the internet tells me I have to wait until right before my "missed" period.

Anyone care to weigh in? On my waiting period or just how much it fucking sucks that the stupid ring came out?