Pregnancy and the pill

Patient : I was on birth control ever since i turned 18 kept it up no prob i am 25 now. my fiance and i decided to try and have a baby. ive been off the pill for a month but im getting cold feet and don think i am ready to have a baby iw ant to start my pill but i havent had my periord yet. its been a month and im supposed to start the pill feb 12 can i start or wait until my period comes.. i took a preg test and it was negative but dont understand why my period is late
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