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Can I get pregnant on my 7 day break from the birth control pill?

By March 8, 2016 - 12:44am
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i missed the last pill in my pack due to a hectic day, i was unsure of what to do so i went ahead with my 7 day break without taking the missed pill. do i start my new pill pack a day early? am i at major risk of pregnancy as i had sex the day after the forgotten final pill?
thank you.

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Hi ShawnieEllis!

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER!

Your risk is very low since it was the last day of your pack but there may be some increased risk - certainly not a major one however.

Go ahead and start your new pack after seven days even if that's a day early. You can test for pregnancy 14-21 days after sex but I don't think you have much to worry about.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/birth-control/content/what-do-i-do-if-i-forgot-take-my-birth-control-pills


March 8, 2016 - 6:24am
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