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Hello I just want to know that could you become pregnant while on your period

By September 23, 2009 - 8:59pm
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I was taking birth control pills and I missed 3 days then I started spotting I did that for a whole week so I stopped taking them for 2 more days to my period could come on and it is still on 7 more days later so it has been 14 days but during that time I have had sex 2 times unprotected so I wanted to know is it possible to become pregnant while on my period

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HI, Csterling, and thank you for your question.

While it's rare, yes, a woman can get pregnant during her period. When you miss three days of birth control pills, it's possible to ovulate, and if you have unprotected sex during that time, it's possible for the egg to become fertilized and for you to become pregnant. You'll want to figure out when your next period is expected (I know it's hard since you're still spotting on this one) and, if it doesn't come on time, take a HPT to be sure.

September 24, 2009 - 5:16pm
(reply to Diane Porter)

Thank you for your advice I really appreciate your input I also wanted to to know that I had been spotting for a week but I was still taking da pills then I stopped taking them for 2 days so that my period could come fully on and it did so i then started back taking them then a couple of days went by and I stopped taking them again and I had sex so thats why I was concerned whether r not I could become pregnant cause my hormones are off balanced and my period is still on this is going on the 3rd week

September 24, 2009 - 8:28pm
(reply to csterling28)


You're so welcome. I know that figuring all this out isn't easy, is it?

I do still think it's possible for you to become pregnant, though unlikely. However, because the period is still going on, and it's three weeks now, I would like you to just put in a phone call to your doctor's office and speak to the nurse or the nurse practitioner. Tell them what's going on and ask their advice. They may want you to start an entirely new pack of pills to get you past this long long period. Can you do that?

September 25, 2009 - 9:36am
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