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Can I be pregnant if I started my birth control pack two days late?

By October 13, 2011 - 10:43am
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Hello... At the moment I am taking yasmin..on the last cycle i missed the last pill and from this cycle i missed the first pill.. this means that I started my pack 2 days late.(9days free birth control pills) I should have took it last Wednesday (5th october - evening)but i started it friday morning (8am 7th october). My period started on sunday (2nd october) and stopped on thursday (6th october) and I had unprotected sex on friday and saturday eve.. now I am noticing all this so i can't take additional pills. this all happened on the first week of the cycle (6th and 7th day. there is the possibility of ovulation? Can I be pregnant (as all this happened exactly after my period)?

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Thanks Susan....I realised that I stopped taking the pill on a Wednesday so that mean that i had to start my first pill on Thursday not on Friday...so I just missed the first pill.. sorry for the late replay but I had no internet connection....

Thanks Again :)

October 19, 2011 - 9:40am
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Hi agau0022

Thanks for your question!

Anytime you miss a pill, you risk pregnancy but your risk may be lower, due to when you missed them. You have to make up the pills the next day to avoid ovulation. When taking your next Pill, you need to double up with the missed pill.

If you are concerned, you can take a pregnancy test if you don't get your next breakthrough bleeding but as I said, although your risk is raised, it's not extremely high.


October 13, 2011 - 11:21am
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