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I missed my bc pill the day i had unprotected sex, but immediately took my missed pill and that's days pill, the next morning. Can I still get pregnant?

By Anonymous October 29, 2016 - 3:24pm
 
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I usually take my bc pill every day around 8pm. Yesterday October 28th I had unprotected sex around 9am. That night I forgot to take my bc pill. This morning the 29th around 9am I remembered ND immediately took my missed pill and this days pill. I panicked a little so I took both pills, even though I don't take my pill until 8pm.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER!

When you miss a birth control pill, you are supposed to take the missed pill as soon as you remember it. You took your next day pill a little early, which may affect your cycle a bit.

For the next day pill, I would get back to your normal schedule and take it at 8pm again to get on track. Birth control pills work best when you take them at the same time each day. Luckily it sounds like you are all caught up now. This may affect chances of pregnancy slightly, but I would mainly imagine it affecting your cycle a bit if at all.

If you notice that your next cycle is a little early or delayed, that may be the cause. If you don't get your next period within a few days of your normal date, take a pregnancy test to be certain. That is the real only way to determine pregnancy.

I hope this helps!

Let me know if I can help with anything else.

Best,
Erin

October 29, 2016 - 3:24pm
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