(Closed) Worried about unplanned pregnancy

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@needsreassurance:  November 30 was the beginning of your cycle. So December 8 would be Cycle Day 9, yeah?

You are most likely safe, even if you weren’t on the pill.

Not many people ovulate that soon… and while some semen CAN live up to five days inside you, that’s only some and only if conditions are ideal (fertile cervical fluid and stuff). 


Edit to add: Especially if you’ve been on birth control for a while. It can take up to and sometimes longer than a month to even start ovulating after stopping the pill.

Post # 6
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@needsreassurance:  Here’s some info from Planned Parenthood http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-pill-4228.htm

If it was in the middle of your pack (day 3-21) and only one missed pill, your odds of pregnancy are so small that PP doesn’t even recommend using backup protection after the missed pill.

You can take a pregnancy test during your inactive week, but it seems pretty unlikely that you’d actually be pregnant.

Post # 9
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@needsreassurance:  Oh I see, but it doesn’t look like you actually missed 2 pills right? You missed one and then took the extra one at 8am the next day. So really it’s not as bad as being 48 hrs without taking it. Even so, PP still says that unless you totally miss 3 or more pills in a pack, you should be okay.

ETA: For future reference, even though your on BC, you can still use Plan B to prevent pregnancy. So if you miss a pill again but have already had unprotected sex, you can get Plan B as soon as possible to avoid worrying about any possibility of pregnancy.

Post # 10
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you are okay and wouldn’t  stress so much about it. I missed four pills in a row at the beginning of October just after my period  and did not end up pregnant. The fact that you realized you missed the one pill right away and took the second one the next morning means that you are probably covered. Now of course it’s not 100% guaranteed that you are protected. But I would say it’s very unlikely that you are pregnant.

Post # 11
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@needsreassurance:  Other bees help me out, I am super confused about how OP is taking her pills.

I know you can do a “Sunday Start” but I take my first pill of the pack the first day of my period.  Then I have an alarm set on my cell phone so that I take each pill at 4:15pm each day, that can vary a few minute but my doctor said I don’t want to be much later than an hour.

Last time I forgot a pill I took the Plan B Pill just in case, and nothing came of it.  IMO there’s nothing you can really do at that point but wait to be in an appropriate time frame when you can take a pregnancy test.

Post # 12
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I thought that there was no point taking Plan B if you already are on the pill because all it is is a high dose of BC pill. Unless you miss several in a row, I don’t believe it’s necessary.

OP, you are fine. Even if you miss 2 pills, BC pill manufacturers say you don’t NEED back up protection, it’s really only if you miss more than a couple. I’ve missed a pill and taken it the next day many times before with no accidental pregnancies. Not that you should do that often but it is extremely unlikely you are pregnant.

Post # 13
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Make sure you read the informational packet that comes with your pills. For one missed pill, mine says take it as soon as you remember you missed it and continue on with your normal schedule. If that’s true for your pills, I think you should have taken your missed pill with the regularly scheduled pill instead of waiting until morning. The first pills in the pack are the most important ones.

That being said, I don’t think it will make a difference — you’re probably fine.

Post # 14
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

you’ll be fine most likely. I’d be quite shocked if you got pregnant.

Post # 15
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

I think you will be okay.

Post # 16
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really don’t know if this is the place to address that issue. Most of us on the TTC boards are obsessing over how to get pregnant. A better place for topics like this would be in the Pregnancy forum. Please be respectful to those of us who are working our tails off to get pregnant.

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