Post # 1
Ok. this is dumb. But I’m flipping out a little bit, so…
Alright so I just got married last month (june 21!) and we are NOT trying to get pregnant. In fact, we would like to wait a few years (I am 22, so could get a bit older first haha). Anyway, I am on birth control, and the mister has been pulling out, just for extra insurance (even though there is sperm in pre-cum, we figure, better safe than sorry, whatever) anyway. I had my period last week, Monday through Wednesday, finished my BC placebo pills, and started a new pack this Sunday. I just looked at a little ovulation chart thing, and that said I will “ovulate” in three days (though not really because of BC).
Anyway.. he didn’t pull out last night, and I had taken my pill a couple hours later than normal (ughhhh why yesterday??). But, given my ovulation date, plus BC (even though it was taken a little late), and not pulling out… I’m most likely not going to get pregnant from that, right?
Last night, he was stressing about it, and I tried to make him feel better. But now, I am worried. I mean, we want kids, but.. we are so young ourselves that its nervewracking. I justw anted to check and see if this was even possible. I mean.. I know its always POSSIBLE, so I guess I am asking if it’s highly unlikely or not haha. That’s all. Thanks.. sorry this was so dumb but I am a little nervous. Thanks so much!!
Post # 3
Just think that you only have about a 20% chance of conceiving with perfect timing when you are trying. I wouldn’t worry too much about it!
Post # 4
You have to miss multiple pills over several days for there really to be a chance of you getting pregnant. Taking a pill a few hours late will not make a difference, especially if the pill has consistently worked for you in the past.
Post # 5
You will be fine 🙂 I heard you can even skip a pill and you will more than likely be ok. I never dared do that, but many times I forgot to take my pill at the exact same time, so I am pretty positive you will be ok.
Post # 6
@future_mrs_s: Missing one pill by a couple hours is not going to cause you to ovulate. And anyways, you wouldn’t still be on a normal “schedule” for a regular cycle. You have nothing to worry about.
Post # 7
Just because you take your pill late doesn’t mean you’re suddenly not protected. There are a lot of factors that go into birth control — Your cervical mucus thickens so sperm can’t get past and your ovaries do not release eggs. Not to mention your thinner-than-normal uterine wall.
Post # 8
I think you have a negative chance of conceiving.
I would miss pills left and right, take them at all times of the day, double up when I missed… not that I’d recommend it… but it was like that for 7 years. After 3 solid weeks off the pill, I did get pregnant (on purpose).
Don’t sweat a few hours here and there!
Post # 10
@future_mrs_s: I have been seuxally active for 12 years and had zero scares/accidents. Most of that time has been spent in a relationship in which we rely on my pill, and nothing else: no condoms, no pull-out, etc.
To answer your question:
a) the pill stops ovulating generally speaking, so, stop looking at when you’re ‘ovulating’; it’s pointless
b) taking your pill a few hours late should NOT make a difference generally speaking, HOWEVER, it depends on the pill. However, as far as I know, only mini-pill/progestogen only pills have such a small window (3 hours for most bar Cerazette); to my knowledge, most combined pills have at least a 24 hour window, and I know that with several, you have to miss two pills in a row before you need to worry ie taking one pill a few hours late isn’t even classed as a missed pill. But, like I said it depends on the pill, so you should check the leaflet or check with your doctor/pharmacist. If you HAVE missed a pill, then the morning after pill is effecrive for up to 72 hours after, and the coil for up to 7 days.
Post # 11
I think you should be fine! My fiance and I have had many similar experiences but never got pregnant.
Post # 12
Glorious!! Thank you so much, I’m glad to hear I was nervous for nothing 🙂