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Can I get pregnant if I miss my birth control 3 days in a row?

By November 9, 2010 - 12:11pm
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I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on tuesday and missed my birth control wednesday, thrusday and friday. I took Saturday's pill but could I get pregnant it was during my 3rd week on that pack.

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Hello all i am 33 just removed my IUD and taking pills as back up birth control 1st time to use it.
i missed 3 consecutive pills on Jan 10-12 and had unproteted sex on the 3rd day which on 12th of the same month then totally stopped taking the pills, after 3 days i had menstruation but i am not sure if that was my period bcoz it only took 1 day and not heavy like the usual not very red and it almost brown. Until now i don't have my period for the month of February. i felt my boobs is getting heavy and having big appetite is there any posibility that i might get pregnant? However, i am still expecting my period bcoz sensitive breast and having big apeptite is also sign of period is coming. Please advice.

February 13, 2017 - 8:37am
Guide (reply to LIMUWAY)


If you do not get a period at all, or you are late by more than seven days, take a home pregnancy test. For the most accurate result, test in the morning. Use the urine when you first wake up.


February 13, 2017 - 10:17am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, my period came a week before it was supposed to,
The next week I had unprotected sex.
I forgot to take the pill the week my period came, and the next week (when it was supposed to come)
Will I be pregnant?
How long does it take to find out

January 10, 2017 - 7:11am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

What pill did you forget to take?


January 10, 2017 - 11:01am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

The birth control pill

January 10, 2017 - 1:03pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

If you missed one pill, did you make up for it by taking two pills?

If you missed more than one pill, did not make up for the missed doses, your partner did not use a condom, and you had sex during those days, there is a chance you could have gotten pregnant.

Wait for the week of inactive pills. If you do not have withdrawal bleeding at all that week, take a pregnancy test.


January 11, 2017 - 9:56am
EmpowHER Guest

I suppose to take my first week of pill three days ago (Wed thursday and friday) but i missed it. then on saturday i had sex with my boyfriend unprotected but he did not came inside me. Can i still take my pills like regular

January 6, 2017 - 6:17pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

There was a better chance of getting pregnant by having unprotected sex while you missed the first three active pills added on to one week of inactive pills.

Have you been taking your pills each day since Saturday?
Check with your gynecologist.


January 9, 2017 - 9:55am
EmpowHER Guest

I take ortho trip cyclen, I missed 4 pills this month, 2 one week and 2 last week, I had breakthrough bleeding last week. Now I'm on my inactive pills and it's time for my period, I started bleeding yesterday and now it's gone. Is this normal 1

October 12, 2016 - 2:42pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

When you don't take your pills as prescribed, then there is a risk of irregularity and pregnancy so it's "normal" in that sense.

If pregnancy is a concern, a test should be accurate a week from now.

October 13, 2016 - 5:49am
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