Probably a dumb BCP question…

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Most birth controls work in three ways.

A: Does not release an egg.
B: Thickens the cervical mucus so the sperm cannot enter the uterus.
C: Thins the lining of the uterus wall, making attachment harder for a fertilized egg.

Nothing in life is 100%. It is possible for sperm to make it into the uterus and hang around a while. Sometimes the body is just haywire and releases an egg.

It’s always possible. What other symptoms do you have beside from peeing all the time? There are lots of reasons you could be peeing. Cutting down on sodium and soda (Caffiene especially) will make the body release the water it has been storing up, plus festival urination.

There is less than a 1% chance you’d get pregnant on birth control if you’re using it perfectly.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Did you forget to take any pills this month? Or were you on any other medications (some other medications can decrease the effectivness of the pill).

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@future_mrs_s:  You won’t ovulate on the pill so I wouldn’t worry about not pulling out.

 

I’ve been on the pill for a year and a half and my husband has never used the pull out method and we don’t use condoms — not a scare once.

 

Take a breath. Is this the first time he hasn’t pulled out in time? That could be part of the problem. We always think the end of the world is right around the corner when something dramatic happens. I’ve had a few “Huh… am I?” moments but then I realized that I take my pill at the same time every day and my symptoms have been explained. Really, you never really notice how severely small life changes affect you until you have a “reason” to diagnose yourself.

 

Out here, the heat and humidity makes me exhausted. Today, I was ravenously hungry and I have been eyeballing the dog. He looks tasty. But I hadn’t eaten at all today and I had been running around like crazy. For two weeks I cut out Dr. Pepper and I turned into a urine fountain. I’m pretty sure my pee could have irrigated a field, that’s how much I was peeing.

 

But they’re all little things that at the time I didn’t notice.

ETA: You’re not going to poop out your birth control hormones. Excessive urination or pooping isn’t going to empty your body of the hormone.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t be too worried about it! I’ve psyched myself out before too. I forgot 2 pills (I remembered the 2nd one only have a day late and took them together) a few months ago. 

I was pretty nervous. I had light spotting prior to my period coming (similar to implantation bleeding), I felt nauseous, I thought I had a super sense of smell haha, and my period ended up being 3 days late when it is usually right on time with the pill. 

Anyways, I took a pregnancy test when I was late cause I was nervous. It was nothing, I think I had myself all worked up.  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You don’t ovulate on birth control pills — that’s the main reason they work.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m on an antibiotic that messes with BC this month FI and I had been abstaining, but he kept bugging me and eventually we had sex. The next day I remembered why we hadn’t been having sex when I noticed some weird changes in my cervical mucus. I bit the bullet and went out and got plan B (that is one freaking expensive pill!) I figured better safe than sorry, I value my peace of mind, and even though the pill is not cheap it is sooo much cheaper than a baby. Are you still within the 72 hour window?

I highly doubt you are pregnant though. FI and I have been having unprotected sex for 6 years with me on BCP and this month is our second pregnancy scare ever (it was negative last time, but I tested just to be sure). It’s not considered a missed pill until 48 hours have passed (I think, it’s somewhere in the 2-3 day range), so being 2-3 hours late is still considered perfect use. The odds of ovulating and getting pregnant with perfect use are extremely low.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Birth control pills make your body feel pregnant and prevent you from ovulating. So if for any reason that hormone level drops — you get sick and have diarrhea or throw up, you take another medication that interferes with the hormone levels, you get stressed out and your metabolism changes, freak of nature, whatever — you can spontaneously ovulate. I read a study once that a certain percentage of women continue to ovulate every month on the pill, but the other effects of the pill (cervical mucus changes, thinning of the endometrium) still effectively prevents pregnancy for the majority of those women.

So if you spontaneously ovulate, your body isn’t going to be on a normal 28-32 cycle, and you won’t have a set “ovulation date.” It could literally happen at any time because your body is essentially being held in a state of suspended animation because the pills halt your normal cycles by making your body think its pregnant. You can’t rely on charts and stuff that are based on a normal cycle, because the pill inherently screws all of that up.

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