(Closed) Forgot to take the pill. Can I get pregnant?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Highly highly unlikely. Using condoms for the next 7 days after a missed pill is generally recommended.  

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Pretty unlikely. You could always take the morning-after pill if you’re very concerned – but it needs to be within 72hrs of unprotected sex.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I missed a pill several times during th 10+ years I was on the pill.  I never got pregnant. Take the missed dose as soon as you can then get back on track with your ref dose

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Anything is possible but like PP said it’s unlikely. The guidelines to using the medication should be outlined on the pamphlet that comes with the pills. If you don’t have that, you can google the brand name and look up the instructions for missing a pill. Mine for example, says you do not need backup contraceptive if you only miss one pill, and to take the missed pill as soon as you remember even if that means taking 2 pills in the same day. I’m sure they can vary a little with each type/brand so google the protocol for yours or call ur doctor. I wouldnt freak out though. All the different types I’ve been on have outlined that its fine if you miss one pill as long as you take it as soon as you remember! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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sweetpink:  I’m with others… I was on the pill for 13 years (just got off it last month when we started TTC), and missed more than my fair share of pills. I’d just take it once I remembered and continue on with the rest of the pack like normal after that (even if I missed a couple).

It is possible to be pregnant, but after reading countless fertility books… there is a small window of time to actually get pregnant, so unless it occurred during that time – it’s hard to say. Like another PP said, if you’re concerned – get the morning after pill.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Very unlikely. Look at the directions of your BC but usually you’d take the pill as soon as you realized you missed it (now) and then take the other one like normal. Most BC info will say missing one pill does NOT require you to use a backup method.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

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sweetpink:  

You can get pregnant when you remember to take your pill. ijs

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

If this is a combined contraceptive pill, you’ve been on this contraceptive pill for more than a month, and it’s the only pill you missed, you will not get pregnant as long as you continue taking the pill properly.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

It depends what pill you are on. Some become ineffective if you miss by a few hours, most are fine if you miss 24 hours. Did you take it as soon as you remembered? Look at the pill packet info, or call your doctor, to be sure.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

It’s possible but unlikely. Read the instructions that came with your pills to figure out how to get back on track – usually it’s doubling up the next day. If you’re worried, use backup for the next week. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I was concieved while my mom was on the pill.  So the answer to your question would be yes, you can.  But no method is 100% effective so you could get pregnant even if you take them at the same time every day.  

Take the pill you forgot to take now and resume your schedule as normal..

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would say extremely unlikely.  It’s always possible if you have sex but missing one day I think it is pretty unlikely.  Follow the directions on your pill for missing one.  Usually you do not need to use extra birth control for missing one pill if you take them as directed after that.

I was on the pill for 10+ years and I missed my share of pills.  Always took them the next day or doubled pills.  Never got pregnant.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

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SomeBlonde:  actually it works up to 5 days after, but gets less successful each consecutive day (I’ve had to use it twice, had the entire run-down from the sexual health clinic, lol).

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