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Getting Pregnant while Missing Pills

By January 15, 2012 - 2:00pm
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Hi there,

I have been on birth control pills for six years now and have never had any symptoms, problems, and have never missed more than one day's pill. Recently, however, I finished my inactive week and was not able to get a new pack of pills until Wednesday of the next week (which should have been my first week of pills). Since I am a Sunday starter, I waited until that Sunday to start my new pack. This meant that I went two weeks without pills, my normal inactive week plus one additional week. I do realize that there is a chance I could be pregnant since I went a week without pills. I have taken my whole first week of pills now that I have them, but am wondering if I should continue. I would hate to be taking pills if I did become pregnant. When should I take a test? Will the fact that I have taken pills influence the results of the test?

The chance of pregnancy is ok with me because, though we were not planning it just yet, my husband and I have been talking about trying for a baby. I just do not want to do anything that would jeopardize the health of a baby if by some small chance I had become pregnant, and would like to know as soon as possible.

Thank you!

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Hi Emily2012,

If it has been more than two weeks since the last time you had unprotected sex, then you can take a pregnancy test and it would be accurate. If it is negative, then you can continue taking you birth control pills. If it is positive, then discontinue taking the pills and schedule and appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.

Best Wishes,


January 15, 2012 - 7:31pm
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