Post # 1
So I was supposed to start my new pack of pills last night at 9pm. I completely forgot and Fiance and I had unprotected sex. I woke up at 4:30am, remembered I hadn’t taken my pill and took it right away. Do you think I should go get plan B? I mean I was only about 7 hours late taking the pill but I’ve always heard that most people get pregnant when they forget to start their new pack on time.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t worry, there is no way you ovulated in the 7 hours you didn’t take the pill.
Post # 4
You’re fine. You took it late but it was less than 12 hours. Just don’t do it on a regular basis and you’ll be fine.
Post # 5
Thanks, guys. I’ve already freaked out twice about being pregnant. I am super paranoid about it happening before the wedding. Ugh. Maybe we need to step up our protection so I don’t completely stress myself out.
Post # 6
According the little packet that comes with my pills, missing one isn’t a big deal as long as you take it as soon as you remember. Plus, if you are on the typical 28-day pack w/3 weeks of pills and 1 week of placebos, it’s unlikely that you ovulated during the placebo week. You’re fine.
Post # 7
I think you’re fine. Just make sure you take the one you’re supposed to take today too.
Post # 8
don’t worry, i have had the same issue, i checked my booklet, within 12 hours you are protected against pregnancy 🙂
Post # 9
@Jacqui90: I’m glad others have had this mini freak out too. Haha. Makes me feel less crazy.
Post # 10
I think you’re ok since it was only a few hours.
Post # 11
you’re ok because it hasnt been that long AND since you just had your period (because your starting a new pack), you arent ovulating yet….
Post # 12
Missing just one pill isn’t too bad, and only being late by a few hours is really not a big deal, as long as it doesn’t happen regularly.
I set an alarm on my cell phone to go off every night when I’m supposed to take my pill, and since, I’ve not had a single “oops” moment.