(Closed) sound silly but terrified of getting pregnant even on BC

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I do too.  I use a low dose because other pills have made me sick and sent me to the ER. No joke.  I take Loestrin 24 now and my periods have become so light and this last month I got only spotting.  That is when I really knew how badly I don’t want to get pregnant (mini panic attack).  I really need to save up more money, I need to get married (not that it’s a must but I really want to look good on my wedding day and I don’t want to be rushing to lose the baby weight.) We want to buy a house in a year or two and that will not happen with any extra expenses. 

So yes, still antsy.  I have alarms set so I take my bc it at the same time every day.  I love kids but not until I’m 27-28 (I’m 25 now).  I really like getting out of the house in 10 minutes and handing crying children back to their mothers. 

Post # 4
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Yup, and a condom every time and if i think im ovulating then the cookie jar is staying on the shelf. 🙂  We’re a little paranoid.

Post # 5
2074 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have been using Loestrin 20 only for about 4 years now – no problems so far!

Post # 6
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You need to double or triple up on methods.  I know several BC babies.  It should be used with condoms or the pull out, or NFP.


Post # 7
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Um, you can’t use NFP with the pill.  The whole point of the pill is to stop you from ovulating.

I have used exclusively the pill for YEARS with no problems.  All of my friends take their pill consistently and use back-up when they need to (missed a pill, antibiotics, etc…) and we have no BC babies.

Post # 8
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m paranoid too (like @Dr Pepper:, we’ve had our ‘oooh holy smokes’ moment before). I’m sort of like @imalittlebirdie: in that we ALWAYS use a backup, but I’m not so good at hiding the cookies. LOL.

If you’re nervous, always use condoms, and keep an alarm set on your phone to take it at the same time every day! That’s the most important part in keeping your pill as reliable as possible.

@SarahSmilesDec28: You actually can use NFP/FAM. Not all pills are effective in both steps (preventing ovulation and creating a hostile environment for a fertilized egg if one does happen). So knowing your fertile times through temping/charting can show you that you are indeed ovulating even on the pill, so you can then try a new brand, use a backup method, or abstain.

Post # 9
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been using only BC for a few years and have had no problems, knock on wood (I literally just knocked on wood, haha). I know it’s not 100 percent effective, but I’m fairly certain that the small percentage of times that it fails is when people haven’t been taking them correctly. It sounds like you’re doing well with taking it at the same time every day and not skipping days, so I think you should be fine!

Post # 10
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Be super vigilant about you pills and also use a condom, spermicide, sponge, pull out etc etc. It will help with your paranoia!

Post # 11
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve only ever used bcp by themselves.

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