(Closed) …What are the chances?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Missing a single pill within a pack should not change the pill’s effectiveness so long as you continue with the rest of the pack as instructed.

So as long as you did that, your chances are very slim.

Post # 4
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I totally agree with KMM.  Plus, how do you know when you would have been fertile?  There is really no way to know that unless you were completely off the pill and temping… Also, CM is based on hormones, and BCPs work by suppressing the hormonal cycle,which means that CM on BCPs is waaaaayyyyyyy different than off BCPs – and missing one pill wouldn’t change that.

Do you *want* to be KU? 

Post # 5
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

If you are taking the pill, there are no “fertile days” in your cycle. You should be fine!

Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Totally agree. 21 days worth of bcp is basically a construct meant to mirror a “regular” period. Hence why people can play around with adding pills to avoid getting a visit from aunt flo on undesirable days.  Only taking 20 pills in a pack without missing a day (since it sounds like you just took the next days And kept on like that without missing any?) shouldn’t be an issue. 

Post # 7
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

i disagree with the PP…i was on BC from years and got then the depo shot and i got KU with DS….anything is possible.

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Agree with PP.  The pill prevents your body from ovulating so skipping one pill and moving right on to the next one would not have given your body any chance to ovulate, thereby meaning that the likelihood of you being pregnant is slim to nil.   As others have pointed out, the pill mimics a typical 28 day cycle with ovulation occurring on day 14, but as the pill prevents ovulation, there is no “most fertile” day in a pill cycle.   

Now if you had skipped the pill for that day altogether, rather than just taking the following day’s pill, it would be a slightly different story, although still unlikely.  

Post # 10
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@thepoTATErs:  Thanks!  Good luck with your TTC journey.  If you want some more information about charting (which only works once you are off BCP), check out the Charters thread!  There is a ton of great information and support there.

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