CAN U GET PREGNANT AGAIN IF U MISSED 1 PILL AND NEVER REMEBER UNTILL 3 DAYS LATER?

Katie - posted on 03/01/2011 ( 47 moms have responded )

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I MISSED 1 DAYS OF BC PILL AND I'AM VERRY WORRIED I MIGHT GET PREGNANT AGAIN NEED ADVIES ERGENTLY

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Christine - posted on 03/06/2011

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Yes. The chances of pregnancy go up if you even miss one but you can take it as soon as you remember and keep taking it as normal.. if you miss more than one pill you need to use back up birth control for the rest of this pack and for the entire next pack (so use back up birth control for the next month). You should take two at a time until you catch up or possibly just stop taking it and wait for your period then start a new pack. Regardless of what you decide to do, use back up for the next month!

Tristian - posted on 03/03/2011

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YES!!!!!!! That is how I got pregnant with my second pregnancy (first was twins)

Dina - posted on 03/03/2011

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Yes you Can get pregnant, its always a possibility with any birth control messure.

For example if you take BC pills perfect and on time every day BUT you smoke you decrease the effects of the birthcontrol and can actually have up to a 10% chance of getting pregnant not just 1% (same as any medication or drugs)

Only way to be 100% sure is for him or you to get "fixed" so to speak. Or to not have sex at all.

Christine - posted on 03/06/2011

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Wait.. did you miss one pill but keep taking them as usual for the next few days after that and then realize you missed one a few days ago? The way your quesiton is worded it sounded like you didn't take any for 3 days. If you missed on in 3 days I wouldn't stress out about it as long as you took the rest of your pills as normal. Just take two now. Call your doctor to be sure. But I think you should be okay if you took the rest of your pills.

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Katie - posted on 06/18/2013

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Ok around 1pm me and my fiance had unprotected sex on may 31st the day before I missed a pill totally didnt remember to take until about 5pm then one before bedtime then about a week later thick white dischRge then the week after that extremely fatigued with a little cramping and sooo moodym y period isnt due til june 21st what do yall think o and neg preg tests so far I guess ill just have to wait and see

Ashlee Maree Ann - posted on 09/23/2012

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Yes but, don't stress yourself about it you'll make your period late if your not pregnant

Ashlee Maree Ann - posted on 09/23/2012

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Yes but, don't stress yourself about it you'll make your period late if your not pregnant

Jaime - posted on 03/06/2011

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it is possible to get pregnant again and more so when you have already a baby as the doctor says that if you miss 1 pill you have to start all over again like when ou first take them, I would suggest that you go to your doctor and talk to them and see what you should do and get a pregnancy test done just to be safe i hope this helps

Cathy - posted on 03/06/2011

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yes. use back up methods if you discover this asap. and i think if you realize the next day you should take it along with your regular one that day. but not for sure. been awhile since i was on the pill

Lisa - posted on 03/06/2011

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oh also if u stress out about this ur cycle is gonna be messed up so just relax im sure ur fine:)

Lisa - posted on 03/06/2011

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Both of my children i was on the pill. but im not a advocate pill taker so yes I got pregnant by missing my pills. However I will say it wasnt cause of 1. But im sure u can get pregnant

Kimberly - posted on 03/06/2011

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Are you on a combination pill(Estrogen and Progestin) or are you on the mini pill which is Progestin only?

I'd be more worried if you were on the mini pill vs combination pill. Since there are no spacer pills with those,and you need to take every single one at the same time each day in order for them to be as effective as they can be. Your hormone levels need to be kept at a certain level in order to prevent ovulation.

Depending on the brand of oral birth control you are using(combination pills). They can be anywhere from 92-99.7% effective. So it's important to read all of the info packet that came with your prescription.

If you're exclusively nursing your baby (meaning that your baby is taking in no formula or solid food), still haven't had a period, and are taking the minipill as directed, it's nearly 100 percent effective during the first six months after giving birth.

For women who aren't breastfeeding, the minipill is 99.5 percent effective when taken consistently and correctly, which means that five out of 1,000 women who take it properly will get pregnant in the first year even while making no mistake or missing a pill. It's many times recommended to use a back-up method of BC if you're on the mini pill ,especially once your child reaches six months and beyond.

All you can do now is wait and see if AF shows up. If it does, great. If not,contact your OB for bloodwork.

Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 03/04/2011

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I'm sure there is a chance you can. You can get pregnant even if you don't miss a pill.
I took mine religiously 7am on the dot every morning, didn't miss one, was on it from my 6 week check with my son at the doctors, found out I was 18 weeks pregnant just after my sons first birthday.

Letitia - posted on 03/04/2011

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i all ways forgett to take 1 or 2 pills and ive never fallen pregnant on the pill oh and i dont take the pill same time every day x

Brooke - posted on 03/04/2011

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Absolutely. From my understanding, you should be careful for the next month now that you missed that one pill. If you can't remember to take your pill, try putting them next to your toothbrush and maybe write yourself a note or set an alarm, so that you take it at the same time every day. Otherwise, consider another form of contraception. I used the Nuva Ring and loved it! You put it in vaginally for 3 weeks, take it out for a week, and then put a new one in. You don't have to take it out during intercourse, but you can for up to 3 hours if you need to. You can also skip your periods if you want. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2011

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i loved being on implanon due to not haveing to remember to take the pill and not getting pregnant,but the reson i didnt get pregnant on implanon is because i was having periods for 3 weeks at a time every month,had it removed eventually and back on the pill, up to now the only effective contraception for me is to remain celibate LOL

Ramona - posted on 03/03/2011

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also,implanon is fantastic.i had that for 7 years,then had it removed to try for a baby. i got pregnant not long after, and am thinking of having it reinstated. i would recommend to anyone,ive tried nearly everything and it is the best.

Katie - posted on 03/03/2011

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Take two pills.. Its normal to do and wont harm your health.. It works almost as if a "morning after" pill might. But yes if you miss a dose you can get pregnant

Tyrae - posted on 03/03/2011

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You can get pregnant from not taking the pill at exactly the same time every single day, so yes you can get pregnant from missing a pill. You should look into different types of birth control that don't require you to remember to take them everyday. I started back on the mini pill after I had my daughter but I couldn't for the life of me remember to take them, so I stopped using it because it was a huge waste of money if I wasn't going to remember. We use condoms now. Maybe you should look into that option also.

Bonnie - posted on 03/03/2011

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There are women who get pregnant when they take every pill correctly, so of course you can get pregnant if you miss.

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I got pregnant on the pill and I didn't even miss one, just was an hour or two late in taking it. Now I'm using the Paragard IUD (hormone free, copper one), and it's so much off of my mind. Good luck!

Alex - posted on 03/03/2011

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both my girls were conceived while i was on the pill. i never once missed a pill ever!!! go figure! now i have the mirena and so far so good (knock on wood). i like this alot better cause i don't have to remember a pill every day, a shot every few months or whatever. the only thing that concerns me is that fact that i haven't had a period for over a year now and of course thats the first sign of pregnancy, missed period. we had a scare a couple of weeks ago so i took a test and it turned out to be negative ( i had some stomach pain and back pain) . so the moral of the story is, you can get pregnant no matter what bc you take. nothing is 100% excpet not having sex at all. of course, i for one am not going to give up sex with my hubby ever!, soooooo just do what you can and if you are concerned about getting pregnant on the pill, us a condom too! good luck!

Jessie - posted on 03/03/2011

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Also, a co worker of mine has three children under 5. the first one was a regular birth control baby, the last two were the result of the vaginal implanted brith control (mirena) failing. she had her tubes tied after the third baby!

Jessie - posted on 03/03/2011

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Yes you can. You can get pregnant being only part of a day off. Example, if you are supposed to take them in the morning and dont take it until at night. Taking two pills in the same day will NOT prevent you from getting pregnant (or taking 3,4,5 pills in the same day to 'catch up') it's amazing how many women actually believe that. You can get pregnant if you are ill -diarrhea, vomiting, etc because you may pass the pill right out or puke most of it back up before it has time to absorb into your system and do its job. THAT recently happended to a friend. a week after she found out she was over two months pregnant she had a miscarriage. you CAN get pregnant if you take certain medications (antibiotics, etc) while on the pill (see the picture of my son as proof, WE BOTH KNEW better, (had sex ONCE that month after being on an antibiotic) and now our son is 19 months old. You CAN get pregnant while exclusively nursing a newborn baby (different friend, also miscarried that baby while her daughter was 7 weeks old, without ever knowing she was pregnant again) Use condoms or do not have sex until you have had your period and completed another cycles of your pills

Ashley - posted on 03/03/2011

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I didnt finish reading all the comments, but I was on the pill and NEVER took it at the same time every day and had a time or 2 when i missed 2 pills in a row and still didnt get pregnant. It just depends on your body...

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April - its 99.9% effective so pregnancy past the three month mark is highly unlikely...i would even say its bad luck

April - posted on 03/03/2011

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Yeah, i'm worried about not getting my period every month because i keep thinking that i might get pregnant and not know because i won't have my visitor each month :s Silly i know but anyway, i have heard a lot of good things about it so i'm definitely getting one. Thanks for the heads up :D

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april - hurts a little to go in but so far ive had mine just over 12 months and ive only had my period 3 times and it only lasted two days

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April - failed me doing that twice..twice i tell you! go implanon never have to remember anything again

April - posted on 03/03/2011

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You only need to take the morning after pill if you had sex on the day you forgot your pill, if you didn't, then taking two pills the next day will be enough.

Ramona - posted on 03/03/2011

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taking two pills the next day wont do much! The morning after pill is your best bet, and change your bc!

April - posted on 03/02/2011

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I've been taking the pill for awhile now and i haven't missed one yet but i don't take it on the same time each day and i haven't gotten pregnant. (I'm not saying you can't get pregnant while taking the pill religiously without even missing one but the chances are pretty slim)



The reason why people on the pill get pregnant is because they miss one pill, they don't realize that if they are naturally very fertile they will get pregnant very easily. Especially if they've had sex on the day they forgot their pill.



My advice if you've missed a pill is to take two the next day. Buy a better quality pill (If it's not doing it's job) and try not to forget to take it. Too be on the safer side change your choice of contraception.

Katie - posted on 03/01/2011

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You CAN get pregnant, but it doesn't mean you WILL get pregnant. If you are worried, take a pregnancy test to ease your mind, or go see your doctor.

Rachael - posted on 03/01/2011

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combination birth control pills are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when used 100% correctly. 100% correctly means that you take the pill at the EXACT same time EVERY day without missing a single pill or being late or early with any dose. even if you do EVERYTHING right you still have a 1% chance of getting pregnant. When you screw up the pill you can absolutely get pregnant, and if you feel that you may be pregnant you should NOT TAKE THE PILL again until you are sure that you are not pregnant. taking birth control pills while pregnant can cause BIG problems for baby, so if you are concerned stop the pill and use condoms as birth control.

Just a quick FYI you can get pregnant with an IUD or the nuva ring too. I even know a woman who became pregnant with a tubal ligation. the only 100% sure fire birth control method is abstinence.

Brandy - posted on 03/01/2011

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yes u can...you can get pregnant on the pill even if u dont miss one.....thats why one form of BC is not enough

Brianna - posted on 03/01/2011

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if u miss 1 pill you need to use another form (condums) of protection the next 3 months

Jenni - posted on 03/01/2011

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Of course. I had two friends who had "pill" babies. Look into IUDs or nuvaring. You don't have to remember a silly pill everyday... at the exact same time.

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