(Closed) PREGNANT while using birth control?!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: I got pregnant while using:
    The pill : (18 votes)
    44 %
    The patch : (2 votes)
    5 %
    The shot : (3 votes)
    7 %
    The IUD (Mirena) : (2 votes)
    5 %
    The IUD (Copper) : (0 votes)
    Nuvaring : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (12 votes)
    29 %
    I got pregnant multiple times on birth control : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I had a friend who was on the pill and got pregnant but then miscarried. Then she switched to the patch and got pregnant, another miscarriage. Then she switched to the shot, got pregnant, had an abortion. Then she switched to NuvaRing, got pregnant and now has a beautiful son! And I know she wasn’t lying on any of them, I was there when she took the tests. 

    Post # 3
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have NOT, but my aunt got pregnant with all four of her children while on the pill… that was about 30 years ago though, so I wouldn’t let her experience use any sort of bearing on your decision to choose a method.

     

    However, my pill box has a chart on it about which is most effective, I think it goes: UID, shot, nuva/pill, patch. 1 to 2 women out of 100 will get pregnant on their first year using the pill and that is generally from misuse.

    Post # 5
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it has a lot to do on how faithful you are at taking the pill/replacing patch/getting the needle etc. Just because someone is on BC doesn’t mean they are following it 100%. 

    Post # 6
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    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Sister got pregnant after Essure. (Like getting tubes tied…)

    Post # 7
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    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Confession: I am a Pill Baby. It took my mom 2 months to realize she was pregnant, so she was on the pill with me for the first 2 months. 

    Other than being really short, a bad athlete, and a severe procrastinator, I turned out perfectly normal 😀 

     

    Post # 10
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @firsttimemom: wowza, sounds like she was meant to be a mother! glad she finally gave in 🙂

    Post # 11
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    That’s one of my fears. When we first became intimate, we used condoms most of the time as double protection but now we rarely use them. I only hope it doesn’t happen to me, at least not right now!

    Post # 12
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I got pregnant on the pill taking it perfectly. Also, a PP said the 1-2 women getting pregnant is generally from mis-use – that is not what my doctor said, and is not what the scientific literature says. The 99% effectiveness is when it is taken perfectly. In the general population, the pill is far less effective due to misuse (Can’t remember the exact stats my doctor told me, but I believe it was in the very low 90’s. Something like 8-9 women in 100 become pregnant on the pill out of every 100 every year when you factor in misuse)

    Post # 13
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    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I became pregnant while on the pill.  BUT, I had missed several in a row.  I was 38 years old at the time and figured I was pretty safe due to my age and the fact that I’d been on it a while.  Nope. 

    However, I’d taken the pill for years without incident.  It really did work perfectly for me.  I just messed it up and ASSUMED I’d be ok.

    Post # 14
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    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    ahh this stuff makes me nervous. i’m on the pill but i just don’t trust it anymore.

    Post # 15
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    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My mom and sister both got pregnant on the pill.

    For my sister’s, she had been in a motorcycle wreck, she was treated and released the same day from the hospital. There could have been something the doctors/nurses gave her that interfered with the pills.

    For my mom, it was a straight-up pill failure. She was living in a small town at the time, one of those towns where everyone knows everyone. She was one of several women, all on the same type of pill, that got pregnant the same year. She suspects it was a bad batch of pills. That was back in the 1970s, there’s probably much better quality control now days.

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