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I missed two pills in my week one pack and had sex the same day...could i be pregnant?

By July 26, 2010 - 10:54am
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Ok I had missed one pill in my pack the day before my trip. I had gone to college to help with freshman orientation. I didn't bring my pack bc i didn't intend to stay overnight. When I got back i took the two pills i missed. Im on Lutera. I didn't double up like I was suppose to and I had unprotected sex many times for the next two days bc I thought I was protected. My doctors told me to take the two i missed then take the one as scheduled. I didn't know I was suppose to take two the next day too. I also ovulated on the 16th which is the day I had sex. I am just worried that i may be pregnant. im 19 years old. Ive only been on birth control for 3 months. anything you have to say would be helpful.

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Hi Sandersonk,
Of course when you don't take your birth control (and on time) it decreases the effectiveness rate. If you usually have been taking the pill regularly and on time for the past three months, you should be OK. However, when you forget to take it or generally speaking, it may be a good idea to use a backup method like withdrawal, or a condom to safeguard against unwanted pregnancy. Keep taking your pills, and if you find you're having trouble remembering to take it, you may want to contact your doctor to help figure out a better method for you. A method is only as effective as the regularity with which it is used...
Here is an article I wrote on "Oops! Missed Birth Control Pills," hope it answers some questions for you:
Good luck and let us know how you're doing or if you have further questions.

July 26, 2010 - 2:57pm
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