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Missed One Birth Control Pill

By Anonymous February 3, 2010 - 6:01pm
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I've been on trivora for about 2 years now. I've never missed a pill until last week which was my second week on the pack. When I realized I had missed one I took it right away but this was basically at the same time I was supposed to take my regularly scheduled pill. I'm worried I might be pregnant as I think more about it and I might just be worried and have not really shown any symptoms. I didn't have sex again until 2 days later after I thought I made up for it but just want to make sure I did the right thing. I know birth control isn't as effective if you miss a pill so I guess I just wanted a little more background to see what my chances of being pregnant are. I have 2 pills left in the pack and expect to start my period on Monday. After making up for the pill I missed I have been taking the pill regularly at the right time. This is what happened:

Sunday: Took pill around regular time @ 8:30
Monday: Missed Pill
Tuesday: Took Monday's pill at 8:15 and Tuesday's pill at 8:30
Wednesday on: Took pill around regular time

Please help!

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon - You should be fine. Missing one pill and taking it the next day generally does not interrupt protection. It's much more worrisome if you miss two pills. The pill is 97-99% effective when taken perfectly, which means there will always be a very few pregnancies even while taking it exactly right. But missing one pill just increases your chances very very slightly. I hope this information helps you. Pat

February 3, 2010 - 6:08pm
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