(Closed) Gettting preggo on the pill?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Nope, thank goodness. But for what it’s worth, one of the Pills I went on, I had pregnancy-like PMS symptoms, the other I never have. The one with the symptoms was a generic, and I totally psyched myself out. I was so nervous for awhile!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I, personally, have never had mine fail. BUT I know 3 people that it has happened to. My Maid/Matron of Honor was a “whoops” pill baby. Of course, that was in the 80’s so I’m sure the formula’s have changes A LOT since then. My cousin was also a baby born on the pill, again this was in the 70s right after the pill came out.

More recently, a co-worker of mine got pregnant on the pill. She had her baby in September. I’m pretty sure she was messing hers up, though.

I do know that I have felt that way before (I’ve been on the pill for 3 years). I get tired and bitchy. I get that weird, crampy, dull feeling in my female areas and lower back and my breasts swell. It happens. My doctor told me that it happens sometimes if too much of the hormones build up in your system at once.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Not me but we’ve had a friend that did.  They got prego on the honeymoon and she was on the pill.  They were shocked because she had been on it for so long.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not me, but my SIL got preggo a year into their marriage by accident. She was on the pill and hadn’t planned on having any more for a few years.

But i wonder how many accidents are people who take it every day vs people who take it at the same time every day? I’m a same time kind of person….but i know plenty who are not.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know someone who got pregnant on the pill, but frankly I’m pretty sure she missed hers a lot.  

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve seen patients get pregnant on the pill.  Oftentimes I think it’s because they were taking it inconsistently, but I’ve seen a few get unlucky because they were on antibiotics or overweight (both making the pill less effective).

It’s pretty unusual to have an accident when taken 100% correctly, but there’s a reason it’s only 99.6% effective when taken perfectly.

I always say that nature tries to find a way.  Maybe peeing on a stick will ease your mind πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@Miss Snowflake: I recently had a scare and for almost a month I was going out of my mind crazy. One night I decided to just go for it and peed on a stick. I knew no matter what the result, just finding out would make me feel better. Luckily it was negative πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Miss Snowflake this is not directed to you at all but just in general,

I think when people have an “oops” baby when they were on the pill its honestly because they were not taking it consistently like they should They missed a pill or two and figured it wasnt abig deal or they were on antibiotics.

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I happen to be an “ooops” baby. πŸ˜›

 

But as far as myself I know I had similar symptoms to you when I was switched from one generic to another after changing from CVS to Target. Apparently not all pharmacies use the same generic manufacturers. I think sometimes bodies just need time to adjust.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used to work with a girl whose husbands parents had like 10 kids and every one of them was concieved while on bc… sometimes multiple types at once (condom + bc..etc).  She actually told me that their last kids (twins) were born after she had had a tubal ligation. 

I’ve always wondered if she was full of it or not though because that just seems so crazy!  She said they were just super fertile.. yikes!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Or you pee on it and realize that you can exhale πŸ™‚

I’m hoping this is just a whole bunch of nothing for you, but I can imagine that a pregnancy scare could keep you up at night and anxious all day until you find out..

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Osaka, with respect to the statistics, the pill is 99.6% effective when used perfectly.  That means that 0.4% of the time it doesn’t work. 

Regardless, that is still a very low chance for Snowflake!

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