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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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Hi , So i had unprotected sex april 3 ( he ejaculated inside me) this was around 3-5 am . I missed the pill April 3-5 (left pills home not able to get until april 6)
i just switched to a new birth control and this is the second week . Should i be concerned?

April 5, 2017 - 9:54am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)


There is some risk - probably minor.

Pregnancy tests are accurate 14-21 days after sex if you don't get your period first.

April 5, 2017 - 2:01pm
EmpowHER Guest

Its a great information source

April 5, 2017 - 8:50am
EmpowHER Guest

Last month i missed the last 3 active pill in week 3 i still had the inactive pill period and started a new pack at the end of it so altogether had no pill for 10 days. I am now in the inactive period of the next month and day 4 still no period...i did have unprotected sex mutliple times in between now and then...am i at risk of pregnancy and should o be taking a test before starting active pills again.


March 20, 2017 - 4:56pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Yes, it would be wise to take a pregnancy test, if you do not have withdrawal bleeding, before starting a new pack.


March 21, 2017 - 8:57am
EmpowHER Guest

Good day .

Please I want to ask about diane pills

Im taking for sunday and monday the next three days I miss but I actually maintain the other days straight from friday to wednesday and I have contact in wednesday is it possible to get pregnant or Im still protected.

Please help me for this im scared to get pregnant. Thank you.


March 15, 2017 - 10:01am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Michelle,

Missing three doses in a row and having intercourse without a backup method does put you at risk for becoming pregnant.

The daily dose of the birth control pill keeps your hormone levels at a constant level to prevent ovulation. By missing three consecutive doses, hormone levels drop. This can cause you to ovulate. With a released egg, having sex can lead to pregnancy.


March 15, 2017 - 10:19am

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
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