On the pill and preg trick.

Zatonda - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 89 moms have responded )

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When a woman say they were on the pill and still got preg, I find that hard to believe. Most women that were on the pill and got preg. didn't tell the father they forgot to take it or they stopped. I do believe women can get preg on the pill but I think it is rare if she is taking it every single day. Every single woman that I know that use this as a excuse as to why they are preg. was in a bad relationship or really like the guy and stop taking the pill to trap him. I just want to know who took the pill every single day without one miss day and got preg.?and I'm wondering are you still with the father? and do you still use the pill? if so why if it didn't work?

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Deb - posted on 04/15/2010

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Well, I'm happily married and have a daughter who is 5. I got pregnant on the pill. I was having fertility issues. She put me on the pill and I got pregnant the very next month. I took it every single day

I also know many other women who have had this set of circumstances.

Just so you have the other side.

FYI, women with poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) often get pregnant while on the pill because it has the reverse effects of what the pill does for "normal" women.

Laura - posted on 04/16/2010

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No contraceptive is 100% effective EXCEPT abstinence. For people to lump everyone into a group that got pregnant while on the pill as something they did wrong is wrong in itself. I take offense to people thinking it's funny when someone's birth control didn't work and then you blame them for something they did wrong.

I got pregnant with my first child on the pill. I took it the same time every day, never missed a pill. Just so happens the weekend we conceived her was the weekend we got engaged. Sorry to tell you I didn't trap my husband we were already engaged when we found out we were pregnant. Had my daughter and decided the pill obviously didn't work the best for us and the doctor recommended we switch to the patch. 9 years later, 3 kids later, same loving husband who had a vasectomy after our third child.

Jenna - posted on 04/14/2010

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@Zatonda ... yes, "every" woman you know may have used this excuse, but you came on to a large forum of mothers and openly asked who had the same experience of becoming pregnant while on the pill. You seem surprised that you had posts that considered you judgemental. This was the way you started your post.

quote "When a woman say they were on the pill and still got preg, I find that hard to believe. Most women that were on the pill and got preg. didn't tell the father they forgot to take it or they stopped"

Unfortunately, your post was so vague and acted like you "knew" the physiology of all women better than themselves. I can understand if you are frustrated by the women in your circle that have done these types of "traps" but it just seems disrespectful addressing a huge community of mothers as if they are the same as your questionable peers. Maybe the question that should be asked is why do you find yourself around so many women who use these tactics to keep a man?

I didn't mean this to condemn you or anything, but I honestly think all the harsh comebacks you are getting is not because of "guilt" as you say, but becuase you painted "all" women as some kind of Soap Opera Drama Queens who will stop at nothing to keep their man. Not very respectful of others, in my opinion.

:) lol

Joanne - posted on 04/16/2010

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I was on the pill, took it everyday at the same time and got pregnant. I can assure you I didnt want to "trap" my partner, he was over the moon when I found out, we are still together now & getting ready for our daughters 1st birthday on wednesday : )

Sunny - posted on 04/15/2010

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I dont think this has been mentioned yet, but there is now evidence that says high levels of stress can interfere will the pill. That is the theory behind myself falling pregnant.

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Karen - posted on 04/15/2010

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That is the thing with the pill, you have to take it every day. Woman that say they were on the pill and preg probably werent taking it everyday. They dont say " i was on the pill, most days' which would probably be correct. The pill has a like a 99% protection rate IF TAKEN CORRECTLY. But in reality its like 92 cuz most people forget it quite often.
Sound like 'every single person i know' are selfish and arrogant BTW.

Lorie - posted on 04/15/2010

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Well I got preg on the pill, I didn't even know I was preg till I was 7 weeks b/c I was still getting my monthly visit. I didn't even miss one day and took it at the sametime everyday.

It happens often for many different reasons.

Iam not with the father anymore b/c he didn't want my son and he beat me up when I was 9 months preg.

Christy - posted on 04/15/2010

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I got pregnant with both of my children while I was on the pill. My pills always sat on top of my snooze button on my alarm clock that went off at the same time every day, and I took them at the same time every day. I asked my doctor why I had gotten pregnant on the pill, her answer was simple. If you have diarreah, your body doesn't soak in the medication, if you vomit your body doesn't soak in the medication. 99% effective, I think not! I am still with the father, and we are married, and I'm no longer on the pill, hysterectomy helps avoid unwanted pregnancies

Ashleigh - posted on 04/15/2010

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There are many reasons why the pill might not work. If the pill isn't taken at the exact same time every day it reduces the effectiveness. If you are on anti-biotics and birth control, they counter act and you can easily become pregnant. I am not one of those who got pregnant on the pill, but I know several friends who have. They were not in abusive relationships, actually happily married women. In my opinion even while on bc, you may want to abstain from sex in the middle of the month or pull out.

Jessica - posted on 04/15/2010

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I did get pregnant while on the pill. I am still with the father and no I no longer take the pill. I had the procedure Essure done to p[prevent anymore pregnancies. I have three kids with my husband the first I was on the pill but it was our honeymoon and I drank so that killed the pill. My second child was conceived while I was on the pill and there is no reason why the pill should not have worked( I did take the pill everyday). So it does happen.

Kassi - posted on 04/15/2010

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I was on the pill, took it every day cuz trust me, I didn't even want kids...I love my daughter though. The father left me, I still have no idea why it didn't work my mom says she just wanted to be here.

Jeanie - posted on 04/15/2010

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I was on the pill when I got pregnant with my first child. I did take it everyday at the same time etc,etc,etc. I was put on an antibiotic for a sinus infection. Some antibiotics make the pill less effective. After I had my son I used the pill for 6 years and never got pregnant. I now have 3 beatuiful children and one wonderful husband that I have been married to for 14 years.

Peggy - posted on 04/15/2010

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I'm guessing there is a good reason why doctors would suggest using a "back-up" contraceptive while taking the pill. There is always a chance someone could get pregnant on any form of birth control.

Danielle - posted on 04/15/2010

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Well i fell pregnant on the pill... Turns out it was the week i was unwell, i wasn't vomittting so thought i'd be ok because it was still in my system, i took it religiously, doc said a sudden change in hormones can have affect on the strength of the pill and being ill prob made it it slightly less affective...
All contraception is not 100% anyway... My friend fell pregnant whilst on the implant and my mum fell pregnant with a coil so it goes to show its not all perfect science really.
Oh and yes i am still wit my babies daddy and we are expecting our second, due in june... x

Ashley - posted on 04/15/2010

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I got pregnant on the pill, and trust me, I wanted anything BUT a baby at that time. I found out I was preganant on my 18th birthday and I was devestated because I finally got the aprenticeship I had been working so hard to get and had to turn it down. My mum has fallen pregnant twice while on the pill, and so has my aunty. It seems like a genetic thing where our bodies just reject it or something. At the moment I am on depo and havent fallen pregnant yet lol.
I think it is very rude to assume that all women that fall pregnant on the pill are liars and only did it to make their partners stick around. In this day and age, like thats going to work! If a guy doesnt want to be with you in the first place, hes going to leave eventually. A baby will not fix problems.
My OB even told me that it was completly possible that my body just doesnt like the pill. It just happens to some people. As the boxes state, they are 99.9% effective. Meaning there is a .1% chance it wont be effective. You just dont know who will be that .1%

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2010

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well this didnt happen to me but my sis, was on the pill and got pregnant with her second daughter.. her husband made sure she took it every day and she still got pregnant..

Brandy - posted on 04/14/2010

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That's funny, me and my fiance have a great relationship, already had one child, I had no intention of having another right away (he wanted to though), I took my pills every day and got pregnant with our son. I went to the doctor and told her that I wanted to switch to a different kind of birth control and when she asked why I told her because the ones I was on made me feel pregnant lol. So, she asked me to take a test just to be sure and I was pregnant! Love my son, don't regret it at all but my plan was to wait until my daughter was 2 to start trying again. My mom was the same way. After my oldest brother was born, she was told she shouldn't have any more kids because of a condition and so she went on the pill while she was waiting to have her tubes ties and when she went in to have it done, the doctor said he couldn't do it because she was already pregnant with my brother. Same thing happened again after he was born and she got pregnant with me.

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2010

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I also got pregnant on the pill after 10 years of religiously taking it. This has happened to two other friends of mine as well. The OB said this can happen after so many years of taking them b/c in reality birth control is meant for only short periods of time. I started not having periods to having three periods a month and soon after I found out I was preggers. I am still with my baby's father, married in hawaii and happy. I have since changed to the depo shot and use other contraceptives as well. While some women may use such as an excuse for how they got pregnant, it doesn't mean all women, believe me, I LOVE my daughter but having a child was not in my plan at that moment in time. She was a wonderful surprise though :)

Brittany - posted on 04/14/2010

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i got pregnant on the pill twice; had a miscarriage the first time but now i got a healthy lil boy. i took my pill every day at the same time never missed or was late. yes im still w/ the father. and im on a different kind of pill, a higher dose.

Zatonda - posted on 04/14/2010

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Jenna and maggie, get a life and stopp tag teaming on post you don't agree with. I have explained I should have been more clear, unlike you two I have children and a untrapped husband that needs my attention,not two women that wants to run this site, if so be my guest. you can tell these other mothers how to act, but I will not let you tell me how to.

Jennifer - posted on 04/14/2010

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I knew a girl that was a health nut...she always took vitamins and such. She had a child and went on to use 4 types of birth control because her child was a preemie and almost died. On 4 types of birth control (cream, diaphragm, condom, and shot) she got pregnant. I know many people would roll their eyes about the religious outlook or anything...but still....some things can just be meant to happen imo.

Jenn - posted on 04/14/2010

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I am very glad to see that there are a lot of moms sticking up for this happening and it not being to "trap" a man. I got pregnant on the pill (which I took religiously) and I have a couple other friends who were on the same pill who got pregnant on it as well.
It sounds to me like you are stereotyping everyone who gets pregnant on the pill into some trashy bunch who think they need kids to catch a man. What kind of woman in her right mind would bring a child into this world for that purpose.
My friends and I who got pregnant on the pill are all still happily married and have had another child since then.
Obviously I would not go back on to the same form of birth control that I was using before and I don't know anyone who would.
I'm sorry that you feel so close minded about something that is actually more common than you realized and I hope that posting this and reading the response has helped open your eyes so you won't be so judgmental in the future.

Christi - posted on 04/14/2010

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i used the pill everyday without fail for five years and i did get pregnant. the pill might work for some, but it didn't for me. we were using condoms too. i am still with the father, he is my husband. i do not use the pill, i have an iud and it is wonderful. they think it didn't work because the dosage i was on was extremely low because i didn't not want to further my risk of getting breast cancer since my mother and her sisters had all passed away of it. i am a birth control baby as is my sister, my mom never missed a pill. same with me. i think it is really horrible that you think those things of people that say they get pregnant on the pill. i am sure there are a small handful of people that that was the case, but most people honestly take it everyday and take no other precautions and end up pregnant.

Donna - posted on 04/14/2010

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My mom intentionally got pregnant with me to marry my dad in 1969 and I was born in '70 (I'm fixing to turn 40). My dad's parents made him marry her. They had my first sister 3 years later and then 5 months later, while on bc, she came up pregnant with my youngest sister. She was so scared that the families were going to be mad at her: she was married and still worried about what they would say because her youngest was only 5 months old and she was pregnant again! lol They divorced when I was 8. The pill was still new at the time (1974) and they didn't realize how much that formula didn't work or that antibiotics make it useless until they had a WHOLE BUNCH of babies conceived because of the new pill. Surprise! lol

Now I, on the other hand, was on bc for about 10 years with no pregnancy scares. After my husband and I decided to try for a baby it still took us about 2 to 3 years to get pregnant because I was diabetic and didn't know it and overweight. The doctor said I wasn't pregnant but was diabetic. However, I was really 2 months pregnant when I went to the doctor for a pregnancy test (the urine test) and the test came up NEGATIVE. He put me on a diet and I lost 15 pounds which was good since I was overweight and helped prevent preeclampsia. Since I wasn't having any symptoms except my usual irregular periods I believed him (I had a period during my pregnancy). Two and a half months later, at 22 weeks along I started feeling "odd", my clothes didn't fit, I thought I was having intestinal issues because I felt what I thought was gas all of the time, etc. I took an over-the-counter test and, lo and behold, the positive line came up before the control line! I was already 4 and a half months through my pregnancy! So, yes, you can be pregnant and not know it. My husband and I have been married for almost 18 years, together for almost 21. We have his (well, they're mine too, now) 26 and 22 year olds, his ex's 17 year old (we consider her ours, too), and our 10 and 6 year olds.

My husband's ex-wife never knew she was pregnant until she gave birth in the bathroom at home. He saw her naked like two nights before she gave birth and HE didn't even notice a "baby belly"! She never gained weight or anything. She had irregular cycles and was on bc, but took antibiotics once, which the doctor "forgot" to mention would cancel the bc. My husband never felt the baby move when he touched her, none of the usual signs. They debated whether or not to get married, but my husband insisted that it was the right thing to do for their son and they married when he was a year old, had a daughter together and divorced when the kids were 5 and 1. I met him after that. My stepson is still a very calm, quiet person 26 years later :)

So many different lives; So many different stories. The kids are the important part, no matter how they get here :)

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Don't forget that there's also the chance of getting pregnant if you are switching your birth control. I know someone that, that happened to. She waited and waited for her monthly to come but no sign then all of a sudden she found out at 2weeks pregnant. It was a total mistake but I don't think they would take it back for a second. She's still with her bf and they now have a beautiful 3yr old little boy.

Desiree - posted on 04/14/2010

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Not to get all philosophical or faith based on y'all, but seems to me that no matter what we PLAN, God has His own plan and if a baby is to be born, they will be! Obviously, since so many of you have said "it happened to me!" lol But seriously, my brother in law was born from a PIECE of his mother's uterus! She had had what she thought was a total hysterectomy- this woman SO should not have been able to get pregnant, but she did! He was her miracle baby. So if THAT can happen, birth control can OBVIOUSLY fail! Some women are just THAT fertile! lol

Jennifer - posted on 04/14/2010

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With the mini-pill, it's very easy to get pregnant if you don't time your doses right. Also, I have known several women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who weren't able to get pregnant until they went on the pill. Oh, and some types of antbiotics can make the pill not work.

Meghan - posted on 04/14/2010

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No, not everyone gets pregnant on the pill or whatever your judgemental statements are. If you go to Dr.Plaisance in Louisiana there are notices in every exam room that state that if you are over 155lbs and take birth control pills there is a chance it will not work. I am now on the pill after having my daughter last August my husband and I have been together over two years and wanted and tried for our daughter.

Karrie - posted on 04/14/2010

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i took the pill every single day at the same time and i gt pregnant twice on the pill i am still with the father actually my husband no i didn't miss one on purpose it happens i am not on the pill now i don't feel the need if it doesn;t do its job

Linda - posted on 04/14/2010

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Well, it is possible to get prego while on the pill, unlikely, but possible. If you do get prego while on the pill you can easily miscarry. I have never taken birth control so it hasn't happened to me, but it has happened to a friend of mine.

Stacie - posted on 04/14/2010

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it sounds like judging to me what works for one person may not work for the other.

Nikkole - posted on 04/14/2010

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you can get preg on the pill it happens all the time and its not as rare as you think. my friend was on the shot and got preg, my cuz was on the pill took every day at the same time and still got preg. i just cant believe that some one would post some thing like this

Leatonya - posted on 04/14/2010

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I like this topic! I as well became pregnant 2x when i was younger 1x at 18 and lost that baby at 9 weeks.2x at 19 with my son Joshua both time my ob said it was because the pill is only 98% effective. I then had my oldest daughter Samantha,who was planned.We tried for 7 years after her birth to get pregnant with no luck then when i stopped trying i got pregnant with my angel baby(Christopher David) in 06' i thought everything was great with that pregnancy i went in for a routine ultra sound @ 20 weeks and found out that my baby had no heart beat! I wad devastated to learn that my doctor knew i had a hormone problem(i have sporadic spouts of times where i don't produce progesterone).My doctor knew about it when they did the routine 8 week blood work up.Needless to say i found a new doctor when i found out that i was pregnant with Makayla and was placed immediately on progesterone had a perfect pregnancy with her.Then after she born my hubby decide that he would get fixed because he didnt like using the condoms and he set the appointment up and had the conciliation and the next week 4 days before the procedure i found out that i was pregnant with Jesse Jr.The doctor said i had over stimulated ovulation due to the hormones i had to take while i was pregnant with Makayla.Which we weren't planning on anymore because we had 3 already and Makayla was still a baby but God had other plans.lol thanks for letting me share my experience with you guy's~Have a great day mommies!

Maggie - posted on 04/14/2010

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Thank you Jenna. I couldn't have put it better. There seem to be a lot of people on these forums that ask loaded questions and then are shocked when people react vehemently about the topic they have opened.

@Zatonda...Please, do read some of the other posts that I have made on this site. I try to be helpful. I am non-judgemental. I do not try to push my beliefs onto others. I do, however, take offense at someone trying generalize and paint all people who have something happen with the same brush. If you don't want people to take offense with the things that you say then think about your wording before you hit the "post" button. Perhaps I did misunderstand what you were getting at. I truly hope that I did and if I did then I appologize for reacting so passionately. Perhaps my bark is loud. But it is no because I am guilty, as you imply, but because I am tired of people opening up Pandora's Box on here and then being surprised that it is open. You may think that you are not on here to offend or to debate but when you ask a loaded questions that is what you are going to get.

Joy - posted on 04/14/2010

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i took the pill. every day. at 7pm. every day. never missed it. i didn't drink or smoke either (which can sometimes render the pill impotent). i am married to the love of my life, and wasn't worried about talking with him over whether or not i missed a dose, but i never did. at any rate, i am five months pregnant. i was taking the pill correctly, and it was the only medication i was on, so i know something else didn't cancel it out. it totally happens. (:

Alicia - posted on 04/14/2010

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this is outrageous because this can happen. i was on the pill. everyday. same time everyday. and not trying to trap the father. i got pregnant the weekend after our engagment and found out 9 days after we got married that i was already 10 weeks. i am still with my husband and still very happy. and no i switched to implanon. im not gonna try that again thats for sure. but i do find this post a little ridiculous since not everyone is just trying to "trap" the guy theyre with.

Alicia - posted on 04/14/2010

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I got pregnant on two different kind of birth control pills!! I took them every morning at the same time. I also got pregnant while a IUD was in place!!! My doctor was as surprised as I was. There was no way for me to misuse that!!! I was really upset as I already had three kids two and did not want another!!!! I did not want to trap anybody nor did I get pregnant on purpose!!!!! Only one of my four was planned. As I have had alot of bad experience with birth control my husband got fixed and that has worked for over a year!!

Anele - posted on 04/14/2010

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Well, I got pregnant 4 months after getting married & I was on the pill. I was very very careful to make sure to take the pill every day! We didn't want to get preg right after getting married. I even had an alarm set for every morning and I took that pill EVERY DAY.... I still got pregnant! I ended up having a miscarriage. The pills don't necessarily prevent pregnancy... what they do is prevent any potential pregnancy from attaching and growing. I did not know this until it happened to me. Yes I am still w/ my husband! We have been married 6 years and have a GREAT relationship. We now have a son that is 18months old. And no, once I found out what most pills REALLY do I stopped taking them. We use other forms of prevention. Getting preg on the pill DOES happen. You wont understand unless it happens to you. . . Women can also have bleeding that seems like a period while they are pregnant.... There have been stranger things than getting preg on birthcontrol. You should be more understanding w/ the women that you know instead of assuming it is an excuse and they did it on purpose.

Crystal - posted on 04/14/2010

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I was on the pill and got pregnant. BUT I missed ONE pill... that is apparently, all you need to miss! It IS very rare, but it happens. I have YET to meet someone that NEVER missed a pill getting preggers. You CAN however take them everyday and get pregnant if you are taking antibiotics! That will DEFINATELY happen! Hope this helps!

Rebecca - posted on 04/14/2010

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One of my friends claims she was on 2 different types of BC when she got pregnant with her 2 kids...she doesn't like either of her kids and she got married after they got pregnant with the first...yes i feel she trapped him but she claims he wanted kids. With her second she claims she didn't know she was pregnant until she was 5 months which i honestly don't believe. I think she knew and because it was the summer time when she found out she didn't say anything so she could still drink and have fun. ...but on the other hand a very close friend who we share everything with said she got pregnant with her first while in BC and i honestly believe her. Other then these 2 people i don't really know too many cases of this. My sister did get pregnant on Depo with her first and our mother took her to every appointment so she didn't miss any shots and she still got pregnant. I think there is a certain BC for each women that will work and some just don't work. Our bodies are all different and handle the doses differently.

Tiffany - posted on 04/13/2010

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Hmmm...I have been married for 4 1/2 years and have 2 children and one due in August. With my second I got pregnant on the pill...taking it faithfully at the SAME time every day...this baby I got pregnant while I was on the pill AND hubby used condoms. Needless to say he is opting to get a vasectomy and I support him 100% and although my last two were 'accidents' I still love them to death. My Dr. tells me I am one of a few people he has seen that are just VERY fertile and there isn't much that can be done about it O.o BTW statistics show that "Less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they always take the pill each day as directed." And 1 in 100 is still pretty damn high. :D

Jordan - posted on 04/13/2010

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I got pregnant also on depo as someone else mentioned, abuot one month before needing my next shot and was also on an antibiotic for the flu. We also used a condom and we still got pregnant. I think if the good lord wants you to have a baby, no man made contraceptive is gonna stop it! We were married less than a year when we got pregnant and still are and are planning our second child. I find it pretty dumb for someone to think you cant get pregnant on the pill. They are "99% effective" for a reason.

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I know someone who was on an IUD and got pregnant. I know for a fact her bc failed because she was over 45 and her family was completed, the youngest graduating, and they were planning for living with no kids and having fun. They were happy, but surely didn't want the child.

Zatonda - posted on 04/13/2010

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@maggie, I am sure if I read some of your post they would offend me however you learn as you go. I don't think all women do this,If you take time and not assume, I said this matter was concerning women I dealt with daily have lied, period. It was not one, it was not two, it was over five women with the same story. I myself find that hard to believe. I didn't know I had to agree with you or you agree with me. I am not on here to offend or debate with you, it is your right to think as you do and my right to think as I do. Once more, my question is based on people I deal with in my life, maybe I should have been more clear. If a lady on here tell me she got pregnant using any form of bc, I don't have trust issues and believe her ,no reason not to. I'm pretty smart in understanding who is full of bs, not hard figure out. Everbody may have questions and they don't need people like you coming behind them telling them how to speak or what not to ask, as long it is not out of order we are not children and we are big girls and should be able to handle a question and move forward, if it didn't happen to you move forward, sometimes a guilty dog has the loudest bark.

Rozalyn - posted on 04/13/2010

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Birth control is not 100%. The info that comes with my birth control pill (I picked up my refill last night) says that women who use the pill 100% effectively still have a 20% chance of getting pregnant.

Maggie - posted on 04/13/2010

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WOW! Thank you for painting everyone withthe same brush. I really take offence at you calling all of us "Fertile Myrtles" lying coniving people who are only trying to entrap the man that we are with. That pretty much sums up what you were saying right.

Let me explain to you that I took my pill at the same time everyday (within the same hour). I have been with my husband for 13 1/2 years (we dated for 10 years before getting married). I knew that some medications can affect birth control and took precautions when I was on anything that could interfere with my method.

That being said, I got pregnant on the birth control pill. In fact I was still taking the pill for the first three months of y pregancy because I didn't know (still got my period, no morning sickness, no weight gain).

My daughter is the light of my life and I could not imagine my life without her. My husband and I were trying to decide when the best time to have a child would be and a higher being decided for us (thank goodness).

You should really think before you speak (or type as Kerr mentioned). Perhaps you have never heard the phrase "Better that you not open you mouth and have someone think that you are fool than to open your mouth and prove it" but I think that it is fitting here.

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hi, i fell pregnant on the pill. I'd just had the implant taken out, was being super super careful, at 18 the last thing i needed was a baby! I'd just started a new job and everything was perfect just the way it was. i never missed a single pill, not ever. I still to this day don't understand how it happened, but i fell pregnant. i was nearly 6 wks gone by the time i realised something was up, i'd started being sick and couldn't stop... u can imagine what a shock it was to have to be admitted to hoispital with hyperemesis, when i hadn't know i was pregnant! My hubby and i decided to bring our wedding forward, and thats what we did. Not on the pill anymore... use the injection and good old condoms! It rli can happen!



i find it rli offensive that you'd group everyone in the same way! I know people who've used the 'i was on the pill' trick, i know them very well indeed, but i personally wasn't one of them. I had my alarm set, i took the pill by the days on the packet, and even ticked them off on the calendar. My little boy is an amazing blessing, but was alas unplanned!



Without causing offence, i feel that you should probably think before you speak (or type!) This post made me really angry, and i'm sure it did to many others too.

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Wow...it happens to so many women...I was on BC for maybe three months when I was 19. I stopped because the hormones were making me insane. I married at 22 and tried for 10 years to conceive. I am now the proud mother of a beautiful 8 year old adopted daughter. All these lucky ladies who seem to get pregnant every time they trip over their partner's dirty laundy make me so jealous! LOL

Betsy - posted on 04/13/2010

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I used to feel EXACTLY the same way...until it happened to me. I always thought that was what women said to trick someone in to having a baby or to pull the wool over their partner's eyes. I had been on the Nuva ring for probably 4 years. Knew how to use it, when to take it out, what to expect...blah blah. December '08 put my ring in like normal. Month went along like normal took it out after Christmas. Didn't start right away but some times it took a few days so didn't raise a red flag. Guess I was so caught up w/ Christmas and New Year's I didn't think about it. The week after New Year's I never recovered from the hang over....or so I thought it was a hangover. I was supposed to get my vaccines for nursing school which I was scheduled to start and for some reason it dawned on me....1. I'm still throwing up from New Year's 2. I was supposed to start about a week and a half ago 3. I'm about to have vaccines for which I must not be pregnant. Stopped by CVS on the way to my vaccine appt just to clear my suspicion because I certainly thought there was no way I was pregnant. Low and behold in the bathroom at a dern CVS my birth control failure was confirmed. My husband was as equally shocked as I. My b/c malfunction is now 20 months old and the joy of our lives. I will say however, that now I have no faith what so ever in birth control. Guess I'm the .1%

I somewhat feel like it was karma for me judging those women all that time.

Shantel - posted on 04/13/2010

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I fell preg on the pill, I was engaged and now happily married with a gorgeous son. It DOES happen.

Angy - posted on 04/12/2010

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I to chose to do the Othro Evra patch. I cant take apill at the same time every night or day..> My life i s to hectic.... Patch is the best way for me to go.... I love the patch... so easy i set my cell to the day and time and no mistakes......

Sarah-Anne - posted on 04/12/2010

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antibiotics and some otc meds lessen the effect of the pill. most women forget this or don't think it's gonna matter that much. but, yes, i agree most women flat out lie about how they got prego.

i was off the pill for three weeks due to not being able to afford $97/month after trying out three other generic types that were cheaper. My then bf and i forgot i wasn't on the pill anymore (i'd been on it for 3 years) and three weeks after that found out we were prego. we've been married almost 20 months and have a 13 month old monster.

Michelle - posted on 04/12/2010

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My sister-in-law was in the pill or some kind of birth control and she got pregnant all 4 times. she is one of the really rare ones. very fertail.

Rachelle - posted on 04/12/2010

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i was on the pill and the father was the one giving it to me every day it didn't work for me or most of the women in my family did as well... i dont see how haveing a baby can trap anyone if you want to leave nothing is going to stop you.. the hormones in the pills and what you body creates if your not on the right time of bc it can have different affects on you like not working.... we're using the nuva ring so we'll see if this one works for us...

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