Question about bc pills...

Leah - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




Ok, I need to know how many of you got pregnant from using your birth control pills incorrectly. I started my birth control pills three days late. I am usually a Sunday starter but did not get them until Wednesday (long story). Anyway, I had a little (very little) blood, dark in color, 3 days ago. I started taking my sugar pills yesterday and still no sign of actual period. I have taken 2 preg tests and they both came back neg. However, my last pregnancy didn't show until 1 month. My hubs and I have had unprotected sex throughout the month. I have done a ton of research on the web but I need to hear from some mothers.

Please help!

P.S. I know that using bc pils incorrectly is irresponsible, so no need to go into that. Thanks!!


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Rita - posted on 02/01/2010




Definately able to conceive in that 3 day span of before you started them. My pregnancies never show up until well after a missed period. I had a scare not too long ago....and I am not pregnant, but I guess if the worst that can happen is another bundle of joy...a playmate for your little one......a learning lesson? I wish you well and I am trying to put a positive spin on it. I hope I have not aggervated you, but you definately might have conceived before they started. How many days from the start of your last period until the day you started the pack of pills? if it is 10-14 days, conception is defintely possible. Hope this helps.

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I got pregnant with my beautiful 16 month old baby girl, Roxanne while I was on the pill! I was even using it correctly and therefore didn't realize I was pregnant until I started showing at 19 weeks.....LMAO! Ooops! The only advice I can offer you is to see ur doctor and get him to send you for a blood test that is much more accurate then the urine test! Good luck! Lemme know how it works out??

P.S. I was spotting throughout my first trimester and never thought anything of it because I was on the pill and had been for 13 years......just assumed it was my period as usual!

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2010




I would check with your doctor for sure to make sure you are not prego, but I had some major problems from missing just one bc pill. We were having a mojor wind storm (trees falling down, multiple power lines across roads, etc.) We were at my mother-in-laws, and decided to stay the night and not risk trying to make it home(where my bc was), so I missed just one pill. After that, I started bleeding every couple weeks for a couople months, then I started missing periods all together, and couldn't get regular. I have always been like clock work, so I knew something was up. We made the decision for me to go off of bc pills and it took about 6mo. but then everything turned back to normal and has been ever since. It could be because you started your pills late, or you could be prego. Only your doc and tell for sure.

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