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could i be pregnant if i have missed two days of my pill and had unprotected sex ?

By March 26, 2010 - 10:19am
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i had missed to days of my pill and had unprotective sex i have took my pill in the morning after i had sex. could i be pregnent ?

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Miss Henderson,

Welcome to EmpowHer, and thank you for your question.

Anytime you miss your pill, you increase your chances of a pregnancy.

When you miss one pill, you are supposed to take it as soon as you remember.

When you miss two pills, you are supposed to take two pills two days in a row.

I don't know which days you missed, but here is an example:

Monday: missed pill
Tuesday: missed pill
Wednesday: Take two pills (Monday's and Tuesday's)
Thursday: Take two pills (Wednesday's and Thursday's).

So did you take the two pills two days in a row?

If not, and if you need to prevent a pregnancy, you may want to take the morning-after birth control pill, which is called Plan B. It is what you take after you have unprotected sex and you want to prevent a pregnancy. It is available over the counter at your pharmacy. It needs to be taken as soon as possible -- preferably within 24 hours of the unprotected sex, but for sure within 72 hours.

How long ago did this happen? Was it just in the last day or two?

March 26, 2010 - 10:35am
(reply to Diane Porter)

no i did not take the two pills that i had missed, i didnt know you was surposed to do that .
im really confused i had lost where i had put my pill. meaning that i did not take the pill for those to days i had unprotected sex yesterday and took my pill this morning.

March 26, 2010 - 10:48am
HERWriter Guide (reply to miss henderson)

Hi Miss Henderson

Check the literature on your medication and do what it tells you with regard to two missed pills. Or call the 1.800 number and speak to someone directly. Instructions can vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer and may also depend on whether you are a day 1 starter or a Sunday starter.

Consider yourself at risk for the rest of the month, until you get your breakthrough bleeding - just to be on the safe side.

And it's also a good idea to really read all the leaflets or inserts regarding the pill you are on, especially if you didn't know that if you miss pills you have to make them up. The more you know, the easier it'll be to really be protected by the pill. Another good idea is to always carry some condoms in your purse- just in case. This will ease your mind in case you miss a pill again. Taking your pill at the same time every day is also a good reminder or set the alarm on your cell phone for the same time every day and it'll be tough to forget to take your pill!

We wish you the best!

March 26, 2010 - 12:11pm
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