(Closed) Anyone get pregnant on birth control? Freaking out a little!

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
13 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hello my dear, I would suggest doing an at home pregnancy test.  I have had scares like that in the past (mostly due to my paranoia as well!!).  You should buy a few pregnancy tests and take a test now and again in a few weeks if your still worried.  Pregnancy scares happen to everyone 🙂


Post # 4
1198 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

While it’s possible to get pregnant on the pill, it is impropable that you are. I’ve been on the pill for a couple years now and I will randomly have symptoms just as you describe. Since I’m not great about taking my pill, this has scared me, too. If you are taking your pills as you should, then you have a very high possibility that you are not pregnant. I think the pill if used properly is about 98% effective.


Post # 5
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

It’s the first period after your wedding and after becoming sexually active.  I am willing to bet that it’s stress and paranoia.  I have been on the pill for almost 15 years with zero pregnancies while on the pill (I have been pregnant so I know my stuff works.)  Take a pregnancy test to calm your nerves if you mustl Dollar Tree sells them for $1 and $1 is worth peace of mind.

The only way you could be pregnant is if you missed a pill or took one a day or two later.  The pill works three ways: 1) prevents ovulation and no egg means no baby; 2) it thickens the cervical mucus and egg lining which makes it difficult for sperm to swim; and 3) it prevents implantation in the endometrial lining (this is what sheds when you have your period.)

Post # 6
3108 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m going with stress and paranoia. If this is the first time you’ve been having sex, that could be causing the spotting alone. While some women swear that they knew they were pregnant immediately, most people don’t have any symptoms at all until they miss a period. Everything you’re describing is a possible side effect of hormonal birth control — remember, it works by making your body think that it’s pregnant so that you don’t ovulate.

If you do end up getting pregnant on birth control, don’t worry about harming the baby. I know the pill recommends you stop taking it if you find out that you’re pregnant (but why would you keep taking it anyway at that point??), but the active ingredients are essentially pregnancy hormones — they’re not going to hurt a fetus before you find out that you’re pregnant.

Take some deep breaths, have a glass of wine, and take a pregnancy test if it will make you feel better. If you’re having this many symptoms, a test should come back positive if you actually are pregnant (which I would bet money you’re not). Just keep taking your pill every day at the same time.

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