Post # 1
I was just curious. Who here has gotten pregnant while using birth control?
If so, what kind were you using?
I’m talking about all methods BESIDES the “pull n pray”, rhythm method, and condoms.
Post # 3
I had a friend who was on the pill and got pregnant but then miscarried. Then she switched to the patch and got pregnant, another miscarriage. Then she switched to the shot, got pregnant, had an abortion. Then she switched to NuvaRing, got pregnant and now has a beautiful son! And I know she wasn’t lying on any of them, I was there when she took the tests.
Post # 3
I have NOT, but my aunt got pregnant with all four of her children while on the pill… that was about 30 years ago though, so I wouldn’t let her experience use any sort of bearing on your decision to choose a method.
However, my pill box has a chart on it about which is most effective, I think it goes: UID, shot, nuva/pill, patch. 1 to 2 women out of 100 will get pregnant on their first year using the pill and that is generally from misuse.
Post # 4
That is amazing!
I’m a nuvaring user. Up until about three weeks ago, I was using the Mirena but I literally cramped that thing out. When I went to the Dr, she said she had only ever seen one other person who expelled one. I know six people who have either gotten pregnant while using the IUD or have expelled it!
I just wanted to compare and see how many woman have experienced failed bc in real life, aside from the stats on different method websites.
Post # 5
I think it has a lot to do on how faithful you are at taking the pill/replacing patch/getting the needle etc. Just because someone is on BC doesn’t mean they are following it 100%.
Post # 6
Sister got pregnant after Essure. (Like getting tubes tied…)
Post # 7
Confession: I am a Pill Baby. It took my mom 2 months to realize she was pregnant, so she was on the pill with me for the first 2 months.
Other than being really short, a bad athlete, and a severe procrastinator, I turned out perfectly normal 😀
Post # 10
@firsttimemom: wowza, sounds like she was meant to be a mother! glad she finally gave in 🙂
Post # 11
That’s one of my fears. When we first became intimate, we used condoms most of the time as double protection but now we rarely use them. I only hope it doesn’t happen to me, at least not right now!
Post # 12
I got pregnant on the pill taking it perfectly. Also, a PP said the 1-2 women getting pregnant is generally from mis-use – that is not what my doctor said, and is not what the scientific literature says. The 99% effectiveness is when it is taken perfectly. In the general population, the pill is far less effective due to misuse (Can’t remember the exact stats my doctor told me, but I believe it was in the very low 90’s. Something like 8-9 women in 100 become pregnant on the pill out of every 100 every year when you factor in misuse)
Post # 13
I became pregnant while on the pill. BUT, I had missed several in a row. I was 38 years old at the time and figured I was pretty safe due to my age and the fact that I’d been on it a while. Nope.
However, I’d taken the pill for years without incident. It really did work perfectly for me. I just messed it up and ASSUMED I’d be ok.
Post # 14
ahh this stuff makes me nervous. i’m on the pill but i just don’t trust it anymore.
Post # 15
My mom and sister both got pregnant on the pill.
For my sister’s, she had been in a motorcycle wreck, she was treated and released the same day from the hospital. There could have been something the doctors/nurses gave her that interfered with the pills.
For my mom, it was a straight-up pill failure. She was living in a small town at the time, one of those towns where everyone knows everyone. She was one of several women, all on the same type of pill, that got pregnant the same year. She suspects it was a bad batch of pills. That was back in the 1970s, there’s probably much better quality control now days.