Post # 1
Dh and I recently had a condom slip off. It wasn’t too bad, the slippage mostly occurred externally, but it freaked me out.
I am on the birth control pill. I can’t get pregnant right now though, both due to a condition (bad for me), a medication (bad for the baby) and we just don’t want kids right now and being pregnant would be a burden on me right now. By the next morning, I had chilled out and figured even without the pill, pregnancy would have been unlikely.
If the condom had been a larger failure, I think I would have at least been talking to the pharmicist about the morning after pill. I’m curious to know, can you even take it when on the pill (and not changing your BCP use), and would you do it, or would you just trust your BCP?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Most women on the pill don’t use condoms and don’t get pregnant, so you’re probably just fine as long as you take your pill properly. You can calm down.
Post # 4
@AB Bride: To answer your questions, I always trusted my BCP and we never used condoms with it. We didn’t start using condoms until I went off the pill and we weren’t ready to TTC yet (got off the pill to prep for TTC after our wedding). I don’t know if you can take the morning-after pill while on BC. I doubt it since I have read that it is just a stronger dose of BCP. Now, if you hadn’t taken your pill in a few days, maybe then that would warrant a morning after pill if the condom failed.
Post # 5
I would absolutely trust your pill – UNLESS the meds you are on are antibiotics! If there’s no known interaction with whatever you’re taking and your BCP, then just relax.
Also, I’ve taken Plan B before while on the pill (missed a pill at the wrong time) and it was fine. My period came on time and nothing was any different.
Post # 6
If you absolutely must not get pregnant, even if you are on the pill but concerned about timing etc, you can use plan B, or you can use extra of your own pills. You chould talk with a pharmacist first though to determine the dose if you are using your own pills.
Post # 7
When you go to the Pharmacy for Plan B, you should just ask what to do about your regular BC schedule. I have read conflicting information, its best to trust a professional.
But you would only take plan B if you have missed pills , so a condom breaking does not warrant the need for plan B ( this is assuming your using two methods).
Post # 8
I’ve never used condoms while on the pill except for when taking antibiotics. I’ve been on BC for 8 years and have never had a problem.
Post # 9
I took it while on the pill when I wasn’t taking my pills regularly. The pharmacist told me that had I been taking my pills like a good pill taker *cough* every day *cough* it wouldn’t have been an issue. I can say that I have relied on pills with my FI and in two years we’ve had no slip ups.
So I guess what I’m saying is that if you have not missed a pill in two months, you’ll be okay. If you have missed a pill or two, grab Plan B.
Post # 10
I took it because I’m paranoid. Condoms plus pills, and if we have a condom malfunction, there’s a plan b with my name on it. Otherwise I’m a neurotic worried mess untill my next Period.
Post # 11
@imalittlebirdie: I’m glad I’m not the only one!
Thanks everyone! Trying to convince the emotional part of myself with the logical part of myself isn’t all that easy. I’m just the type of person who would never use BCP as my only method. I’ve been on them for years for medical reasons, and I have had times where they ‘failed’ me for the medical issues (to the point where I had to stop them and take progesterone for a while). I like being able to use more than 1 method, but the point of that should be so that I can relax if one doesn’t work out as I had planned!
Post # 12
@imalittlebirdie: I’m the same way. Condoms plus pills – my mother told me pills are nowhere NEAR as effective as advertising made them out to be, especially for younger girls when their fertility is at its peak. Even WITH daily taking at the same time etc. I refuse to take any chances. They have a few morning-after pills for me as well at home, in case I need it. I don’t think I could go condomless even knowing I’m on the pill. Never ever. I’m not planning on having any mini Nehas running around any time soon, thanks.
OP, I have taken the morning after pill whilst on BCP, and if I recall, they told me it should be fine to take both (a FPC nurse told me this). But I was at the end of my cycle, but even so… I think the condom split whilst I had sex, and I freaked out, so within 12 hours I went and got the morning after. Period came uninterrupted, was very VERY relieved.
Post # 13
Isn’t it a little sad how much effort some women put into avoiding pregnancy, and how much effort some women put into getting pregnant? Can’t we just trade our fertility when the timing for us changes?
Post # 14
@AB Bride: I always thought that when God invented a newer odel it should include a switch that you can turn on when you want to get pregnant. Why do our bodies have to get ready to get pregant every month for about 50 years when most of us only want a few pregnancies?
Post # 15
I totally get you; I”m the same way. We use both the pill and condoms too.
As long as you’ve been religiously taking your pill, I wouldn’t take plan B.
I took plan B once when I’d missed a day or two of BC and the condom failed.
Post # 16
When I took the morning after pill (or plan B) I wasn’t on the pill.
I’ve talked to my healthcare provider and he says that you should trust the pill as a general rule.
However, if you do think you’ve skipped one or two (or you have had problems like diarrhea etc…) then plan B is useful.
The good thing is that nowadays you can get the pill even online. I got mine from this website after a free consultation. I would suggest to anyone that encounters the same problem as yours to do these kind of free consultations online (describing exactly whether you are taking the pill or not, whether you;ve skipped it a few times, etc) so that the doctor can be sure to either advise you or not the morning pill.
Hope this helps!