Post # 32
@babyboo: Haha. I know! My old phone had one that automatically went off everyday and it was awesome. I was much better about it then. My new one has one that I have to remember to set…. I forget to do that too. lol. I guess its a good thing that Fiance is in the military and I only see him 4 times a year.
Post # 33
A few years ago I was working in an office where TWO of my co-workers got pregnant on the pill within a few months of each other. I don’t really know details of whether they missed a pill, or were on AB or anything.
If you are pregnant, get your doctor to recommend a high-dose folic acid prenatal, right away! The pill tends to deplete your folic acid … and it’s so important early in pregnancy.
Post # 34
Dumpling- I’m confused by your post. Do you want to get pregnant or not?
I am with MrsFernandez- this post is freaking me out. I have an IUD, which is considered 99.9% effective and fairly idiot-proof, but it still has me paranoid!
Post # 35
@guitargirl: Have you had kids yet? Not trying to be personal, I want an IUD too but I’ve heard some doctors won’t give them to people who haven’t had kids yet.
Post # 36
MissAB- no, my doctor was totally cool with it. Warning- insertion hurt LIKE HELL!
Post # 37
I did, but it was the antibiotics I was on that altered/lessoned the effects :/. Silly doctor forgot to mention that antibiotics and birth control don’t always work well together… I did get a beautiful little boy out of it, so I won’t sue 😀
Post # 38
I know someone that this happened to, and based on the comments it sounds like a lot of bees have had it happen as well. It’s worth noting that the countries in the world with the lowest rates of teen pregnancies are those where teens regularly practice two kinds of birth control. Best lesson to take is that if you’re in a position where you really, really, truly shouldn’t/don’t want to get pregnant, it’s safest to supplement hormonal BC (or NFP) with condoms.
Post # 39
Im wondering if it is because some pills are more effective than others for certain people. Depending on the level of hormones it is and how is changes the level throughout the month (some give the same amount all 21 days and some give diff levels depending on the week). I haven’t gotten pregnant while on the pill but i have gone through 4 different types of BC until i finally found one that didn’t cause break-thru bleeding and other symptoms like nausea and dizziness.
Post # 40
I took mine every freaking day, although not at the same time. And suprise! Pregnancy was like the common cold in my family. My cousin had her son then Fiance sister, then me, then my sister, then my other cousin, then my sister again… I’m leaving out the friends that got pregnant about the same time.
I worked with a girl couple years ago that got pregnant while on the pill because of antibiotics. It was funny because the drs always told her she would have a hard time getting pregnant because she had scars or something on her ovaries.
Post # 41
Yep! I did! Think about it – the pill is 99% effective and millions of women take the pill. So someone has to get pregnant!
Post # 42
The pill is highly reliable, but nothing is foolproof. It’s very important to remember to always take it and to take it at the same time each day.
However, it’s even more important to remember that there are more effective forms of birth control than the pill. An IUD, for example, is as effective as tubal ligation and it’s reversible! Although it has a lot of downsides, Implanon (implantable progesterone) has similar rates of efficiacy to the IUD as well. Different types of hormonal birth control have different rates of efficacy.
Post # 43
You guys are freaking me out! Now I’m all paranoid…
Post # 44
I have not – but honestly, I wouldn’t be sad to be one of the ones who gets preggo on the pill! My Darling Husband and I have been together for almost 5 years, I really want to me a mamma, but we ALWAYS use condoms.
I’m for sure not great at taking the pill – I always take it late. But we’ve never had a scare.
Post # 45
I got pregnant on Yasmin. I actually didn’t know I was even pregnant until I had a miscarriage. My doctor said I had a blighted ovum, which means the egg was fertilized but the baby never actually began to develop. And I didn’t miss a single pill.
Post # 46
I don’t have kids yet, but my mom got pregnant with me on the pill and while using condoms as a backup. She always joked that I must have been really presistent, because she has no idea how it happened. She was 19 at the time, so maybe she was super fertile, but that story has always scared the hell out of me.