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pregnant after missing one pill

By Anonymous January 31, 2015 - 8:49pm
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Hi, so I had unprotexted sex Jan 15 and that was exactly one week after starting a new pack so I had taken 7 pills in a row, I forgot to take my pill that night and did not realize until the next evening (11:30pm) which is when I usually take my pills, i took two to make up for the missed one. Then Jan 19 i took plan B. My period should be Feb 1. I know i can wait two days and then find out. I just want to know what to expect. Is there a chance I'm pregnant? the brand I am taking is sprintec.

I searched through a LOT of the questions on the site and didnt find a scenario to match my situation exactly. I just want to know whether I am pregnant if i don;t get my period this sunday or if its from the plan b or just stress.

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

If you are taking your pills consistently every day, do not take a emergency contraceptive as well.  It is not healthy to double up on the hormones that prevent pregnancy.  Taking birth control pills in enough.

You will not get pregnant from having intercourse on the 15th, especially since you took EC on top of the birth control pills.  If your period is irregular, that is a natural side effect of taking the EC not a sign of pregnancy.  Your period will return to normal within the next few months.


January 31, 2015 - 9:46pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

thank you so much for the answer. I realized it was a mistake after taking the EC. Also, is there any time during the 28 day cycle that is "risky" to miss the pill. In other words like a time period where fertility is highest?

January 31, 2015 - 10:09pm
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