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I have breakthrough bleeding can I get pregnent

By Anonymous August 13, 2011 - 10:06am
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I stopes taken the pill 6 days ago mid pack after just startin the pill for the first time that month! I am having sex during the bleed!

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The likelihood of conceiving the first time you tried to become pregnant is less than 20%, especially if you have been using the pill consistently up until 6 days ago. The pill prevents your body from ovulating, and the likelihood of you ovulating within that short amount of time, having intercourse on that one specific day (the egg is only viable for 24 hours)...is not high. It does happen, of course, but your chances for this one episode is very low.

A word of unsolicited advice: please do not get your hopes up this quickly that you are already "sad to have breakthrough bleeding", after only being off the pill for 6 days. You should expect the process of trying to conceive (TTC) to be 6-12 MONTHS! It can take your body another cycle before you even begin ovulating, and getting your hopes up too quickly can lead to disappointment with every menstrual period you experience. A woman (without birth control, who is fertile and is actively trying to conceive) has only a 20% chance of conceiving every cycle...it really is that low!

Let us know if you have any more questions, as many of us have "been there" and the emotional rollercoaster can be a difficult one. It's also a fun and exciting time in your life!

August 14, 2011 - 6:48am
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We decided to have a baby!!! It's sad that the breakthrough bleeding. Lowers the chance. Do u no if we had conceived at the start of using the pill that I would still have breakthrough bleeding?

August 13, 2011 - 10:31am
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Hi Anonymous,
There is certainly a CHANCE of pregnancy everytime you have sex although if you were bleeding, the chances are unlikely. Since you only just started taking birth control, there is another chance of pregnancy. Is there a reason you stopped taking your birth control?

If you decide to continue use of birth control, you certainly want to use a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, until you have continuously used birth control for over 7 days. I hope this helps.

Good luck,

August 13, 2011 - 10:18am
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