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missed pill, unprotected sex. Pregnant?

By August 21, 2015 - 3:29am
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While i don't think the chance is actually that high that i am pregnant.

I took my pill for 15days straight ontime and i was running my packs together except i left my new pack at work and skipped 2 pills over the weekend.
Had sex on the thursday before the Saturday i skipped which he ejaculated inside
Sunday which was skipped he ejaculated inside
Monday i doubled up the pill and had sex which he ejaculated inside
Tuesday i took my pill on time

Wednesday i missed the pill
Doubled up on thursday and had sex also.

I know every time i am late or miss a pill and have sex that isn't protected in other methods i increase the chance of falling pregnant.

Like i said i actually don't think that i am pregnant but in your expert opinion what are the chances and when should i do a home pregnancy test and a blood test


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Hello Cruising,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. By taking a daily active pill, hormone levels remain constant and that is how ovulation is prevented.

When you miss an active pill, hormone levels drop. There is a risk that ovulation may be triggered. Making up for a missed dose is the right thing to do. Your risk for triggering ovulation increases if you go seven consecutive days without an active pill.

You could finish the active pills in the pack and see if you have bleeding while taking the placebo pills.

Taking into consideration, hCG levels are detected in urine about 12 to 14 days following conception and blood, about 11 days, and conception takes about six to 12 days following intercourse, you could test about four weeks from now.


August 21, 2015 - 8:46am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Ok so since I didn't miss 7 days I essentially only missed 1 day and made up the other 2 days ovulation quite possibly didn't occur.
If I miss a pill how soon after that missed pill would I ovulate. I mean if I missed it sat and sun would I have ovulated?
I am a little confused how missing one pill can trigger ovulation and how soon after the missed pill would ovulation occur.

August 21, 2015 - 4:03pm
Guide (reply to Cruising)

Hi Cruising,

If you miss one or more pills, you increase your chances of releasing an egg (ovulation) that could be fertilized and lead to a pregnancy.

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.

The highest risk of ovulation occurs when the hormone-free interval (the time when inactive pills are taken or there is a break between active pills) is prolonged for than seven days. This can occur by either delaying the start of your birth control pack or by missing active pills during the first or third weeks of birth control pill use.

The exact time that ovulation may occur is unknown. That is why it is recommended you to use a back-up method of birth control (such as a condom) or abstain from sex for seven days or longer after you miss your pill(s).


August 24, 2015 - 9:52am
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