My SO is saying her period is late and she "feels like she looks like a pregnant woman." We have been together for almost a year now and I have noticed some things. Her period is irregular, among other things. I don't remember the exact dates but I know some months she has it during the 20th-30th of the month and others it's at the beginning of the month. I would say that this is still the beginning of the month and it hasn't happened yet. Also we have gotten ourselves all worried multiple times before over nothing. I guess we're kind of paranoid/better safe than sorry kind of people. For the way she looks - she makes comments about how she thinks she has gotten fatter, etc. Personally I don't think she looks much different (if at all) from when I first met her. However, usually when people attend univeristy, they tend to grow and gain weight from all of the bad eating habits, bad living style, staying up late and eating, alcohol, etc. Anyone ever heard of "the freshman 15?" I have noticed that she really likes to eat, and a lot of junk food. Her appetite for snacking is higher than mine. I've noticed that some girls just like to consume lots of junk food. In any case, I am comfortable with who she is and how she looks, but if she isn't, then I wonder how I can bring this up to her. I don't think her stomach "looks like that of a pregnant lady" as she says - I think there might be a tiny bit of extra skin there from her habits of eating and not working out. (Don't want to sound offensive FYI. I think she's beautiful and I love everything about her) So yeah, I don't know, once again. She has gotten me scared over nothing about 5 times before this and I don't really feel like being scared, but I know she knows her body more than I do. Maybe her period will happen today or something. I know we've been under a lot of stress with exams at school, roommate issues, she has been on the run since she got home for our break, etc. I believe there are many things that affect a woman's period. Also FYI we use condoms every time. Supposedly this is more effective than what statistical numbers say. Unfortunately a lot of people I know do the deed without condoms every time and somehow they don't get pregnant. I wish I could talk my SO into birth control but she thinks that its unnatural to stop one of your body's natural processes. :ugh Isn't there some sort of male birth control out there now? Give it to me? In any case, reflections!