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Missed birth control pills.

By October 7, 2015 - 1:48pm
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I'm really disappointed in myself. I'm usually spot on with my birth control, I even have my alarm set to remind me daily. But on Friday Oct. 2nd and Saturday Oct. 3rd I forgot to take my pill ( it's the 2nd week of my pack ) anyway on Saturday morning I had unprotected sex with my bf ( he did pull out). On Sunday I realized I forgot my pills and did some research, it said to take two pills the day you remembered, the following day take another two pills and you should be back on track. I did exactly that I'm back on track with my pills and if all goes well I should get my period next week. Since I missed two pills and had unprotected sex how high are my changes of being pregnant? I know there's a chance even if you miss one pill. But I just want to hear stories from other women who might have gone through the same thing. Thanks in advance.

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Hi Tbot1988,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Your chances for getting pregnant depend upon when you missed your pill during your cycle, the number of pills you missed in a row, and if you had unprotected sex around the time of missed your pill(s). There is a higher risk of possible pregnancy if you miss an active pills during the first or third weeks of birth control pill use.

Since you missed on the second week and your boyfriend used the withdrawal method, you doubled up on your pills when you realized what happened, you might me okay.

I hope this helps.


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