Post # 1
I want to know how many of you out there have had “oops” babies… as in, you were on a steady form of birth control that failed. I only ask because I am on the pill, have been for YEARS, and I can’t even remember the last time I had PMS-like symptoms.
I’ve been a nightmare this week. I think my breasts went up almost a cup size (all my bras don’t seem to fit right!), I’ve been sorta crampy… not like period cramps, but more like a general feeling of dull pain all around my lower belly area. I’m so tired I can’t hardly stay awake in the evening long enough to just make a simple dinner. In general, I’m a grouchy, tired, bloated b!tch. 🙁
FWIW, I take my pill religiously at the same time every day.
So hearing from real women… has your BC ever failed you?
Post # 3
Nope, thank goodness. But for what it’s worth, one of the Pills I went on, I had pregnancy-like PMS symptoms, the other I never have. The one with the symptoms was a generic, and I totally psyched myself out. I was so nervous for awhile!
Post # 4
I, personally, have never had mine fail. BUT I know 3 people that it has happened to. My Maid/Matron of Honor was a “whoops” pill baby. Of course, that was in the 80’s so I’m sure the formula’s have changes A LOT since then. My cousin was also a baby born on the pill, again this was in the 70s right after the pill came out.
More recently, a co-worker of mine got pregnant on the pill. She had her baby in September. I’m pretty sure she was messing hers up, though.
I do know that I have felt that way before (I’ve been on the pill for 3 years). I get tired and bitchy. I get that weird, crampy, dull feeling in my female areas and lower back and my breasts swell. It happens. My doctor told me that it happens sometimes if too much of the hormones build up in your system at once.
Post # 5
Not me but we’ve had a friend that did. They got prego on the honeymoon and she was on the pill. They were shocked because she had been on it for so long.
Post # 6
Not me, but my SIL got preggo a year into their marriage by accident. She was on the pill and hadn’t planned on having any more for a few years.
But i wonder how many accidents are people who take it every day vs people who take it at the same time every day? I’m a same time kind of person….but i know plenty who are not.
Post # 7
I know someone who got pregnant on the pill, but frankly I’m pretty sure she missed hers a lot.
Post # 8
@lilyfaith – I am hoping your generic vs name brand theory is right! I just recently went to a new gyno, who wrote me a new script for BC. The packaging looks identical, and I just assumed it was the name brand stuff… same stuff I’d always taken… but maybe they sustituted a generic and that’s what’s wrong.
Post # 9
I’ve seen patients get pregnant on the pill. Oftentimes I think it’s because they were taking it inconsistently, but I’ve seen a few get unlucky because they were on antibiotics or overweight (both making the pill less effective).
It’s pretty unusual to have an accident when taken 100% correctly, but there’s a reason it’s only 99.6% effective when taken perfectly.
I always say that nature tries to find a way. Maybe peeing on a stick will ease your mind 🙂
Post # 10
@ MrsDG – I’m allergic to antibiotics (except the Z-Pak), and I’m at the perfect weight for my height. 5’8″, 130lbs.
For the record, sticks scare me. You pee on one of those, and your whole life changes. 🙁
Post # 11
@Miss Snowflake: I recently had a scare and for almost a month I was going out of my mind crazy. One night I decided to just go for it and peed on a stick. I knew no matter what the result, just finding out would make me feel better. Luckily it was negative 🙂
Post # 12
Miss Snowflake this is not directed to you at all but just in general,
I think when people have an “oops” baby when they were on the pill its honestly because they were not taking it consistently like they should They missed a pill or two and figured it wasnt abig deal or they were on antibiotics.
Post # 13
I happen to be an “ooops” baby. 😛
But as far as myself I know I had similar symptoms to you when I was switched from one generic to another after changing from CVS to Target. Apparently not all pharmacies use the same generic manufacturers. I think sometimes bodies just need time to adjust.
Post # 14
I used to work with a girl whose husbands parents had like 10 kids and every one of them was concieved while on bc… sometimes multiple types at once (condom + bc..etc). She actually told me that their last kids (twins) were born after she had had a tubal ligation.
I’ve always wondered if she was full of it or not though because that just seems so crazy! She said they were just super fertile.. yikes!
Post # 15
Or you pee on it and realize that you can exhale 🙂
I’m hoping this is just a whole bunch of nothing for you, but I can imagine that a pregnancy scare could keep you up at night and anxious all day until you find out..
Post # 16
Osaka, with respect to the statistics, the pill is 99.6% effective when used perfectly. That means that 0.4% of the time it doesn’t work.
Regardless, that is still a very low chance for Snowflake!