Missed first 3 pills in pack and now pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

When I got off the pill it took me a month to get pregnant. Got off it end of June got a real period end of July. Got prego sometime in August. I don’t think you are pregnant but keep an eye out on your next menstrual period. so next time when you missed a pill you should always use a back up method aka condoms

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bqks789:  

Use condoms as a backup for the rest of your pill pack. 

Being on The Pill requires diligence. Perhaps you can put a reminder in your phone so that you don’t forget?

If you don’t want to become pregnant, it is important to be conscientious about taking your Pill. 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Missing pills the first week is the worst possible time to miss pills.

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Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Did you stop taking the active contraceptive pills for 10 days or 3 days?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

bqks789:  I’m not a doctor but I’ve been on the pill since I was 14 and I can honestly say I doubt you’re pregnant. I missed the first 3 days of mine this month too, same story forgot the script. When I started mine again I doubled up until I was back to where I should have been and I haven’t had any changes and I’m sure I’m not pregnant. I wasn’t careful at all so I guess I’ll update if I find out I’m diddled 😉 I typically ovulate (get all the symptoms of ovulation) two weeks before my period so I’m sure I’m fine. If you’ve been on BC for a while I can’t imagine your system would be aligned enough for you to get knocked up so fast. 

Fingers crossed for you!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

If you miss one pill, you’re supposed to take it as soon as you remember and use backup contraceptives (condoms, pullout) for at least 7 days. 3 pills in the first week? You’d be pretty fertile. So yes, it’s possible you are pregnant.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If youve only been on the pill for 3 months, you should be using a back up method anyways since the pill typically takes 3 months to become fully affective. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

AOriver:  that’s not really true. Most pills are effective within a week or so.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

AOriver:  Westwood:  It all depends on when you start the pills in relation to your period.

For Combination Pills:

  • You may take your first pill on the first day of your period.
  • You may take your first pill on the Sunday after your period starts. If you do this, you need to use another birth control method (such as a condom, diaphragm, or sponge) for the next 7 days. This is called backup birth control.
  • You may take your first pill any day in your cycle, but you will need to use another birth control method for the first month.
  • Continuous or extended cycle pills: Take one pill everyday, at the same time each day.<br /><br />http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000655.htm

bqks789:  Here’s some good info: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-maryland/client-resources/faqs-birth-control-users

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Westwood:  HeyJude72:  thanks for the info. I was always told to use a back up for three months. Guess things have changed! I used to use two forms all the time anyway because I really didn’t want to get pregnant. Id rather err on the side of caution. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

bqks789:  based on the dates you gave us you were taking your active pills for 7 days in a row before you did the deed. If that is correct then you have NOTHING to worry about.

My doctor always used to stress the 7 day rule: if you miss a pill, start active pills late or take antibiotics you need to use alternative protection for 7 days while taking active pills. After that the pill has had enough time to get to work and you no longer need to worry. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Westwood:  

I was told it takes a month for the Pill to become effective. 

 

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