Missed an active pill near the end of the pack?

posted 6 days ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I believe missing at the beginning and ends of your pack are the worst times to miss. You missed a pill, so yes your chances have gone up that you could get pregnant. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Taking two the next day is the suggested response, but you have increased your chance for pregnancy by missing a pill. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

viron24 :  Usually the pill comes with directions on how to proceed if you happen to miss a pill. It depends on the type of pill, and at what time in your cycle you are protected vs need a back up form. It’s hard to say if you did the right thing since we don’t know exactly what pill you are on and what the instructions say.

In the future if you are concerned about getting pregnant, it is probably not a bad idea to use a back up form of birth control if you are having unprotected sex any time you miss a pill or take it incorrectly. While the pill is a great form of birth control, it does not protect against user error.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’d recommend checking the package insert for your particular pill, since they can vary. On mine, you’d take the double pill like you did, then immediately start the next pill pack without a break/placebo week. My package insert also recommends using condoms or another form of birth control until you’ve had 7 straight days of the pill following the missed dose.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

viron24 :  If you are concerned about getting pregnant or do not want to face a decision in the event that you do become pregnant, then take emergency contraceptive.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

viron24 :  Well, it looks like you have your answer in #1……..

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