Facebook Pixel

taking birth control and stopped @ the last 2 in week 2

By July 26, 2009 - 6:33pm
Rate This

hello, I was on depo years ago and have been off now for 1yr, now I recently just got back on the pills this month, last cycle was the beginning of this month and thats when I started back on the pills and I had been taking the pills everyday and not missing any until the end of week 2, which was the last 2 pills in week 2.. had not been on any birth control since then and I had unprotected sex on the 22nd or 23rd of this month, what are my chances of becoming pregnant??? right now i suppose to be on the no hormone pills which my cycle has not yet arrived. thanks

Add a Comment4 Comments


Just to make sure I understand your question: you just recently started back on hormonal contraception (this time, the pill), and were taking them for only 1 week plus a few days. Then, during the 2nd week of pills, you missed 2 pills in a row? Did you double-up on your missed pills the following two days?

What does your patient information pamphlet tell you about missing 2 pills, and then using alternative birth control? I am unsure about your brand, but most of the 28-day cycle pills say to double-up on your missed pills, and use alternative protection (condom) for the following 7 days.

If you had unprotected sex during those "following 7 days", there is a chance of pregnancy. If you are expecting your period and you have not started any menstrual bleeding, you may want to take a pregnancy test and/or call your doctor.

July 26, 2009 - 6:43pm
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

hey, after I missed those 2 i didnt take any more, but yes it does tell me to double up on the pills but I said I would start them again next month once my cycle comes I believe I have a few more days til it comes

July 26, 2009 - 6:51pm
(reply to Anonymous)

I would follow the directions exactly as they are provided next time, to ease any future worry.

And, if you decide to abruptly stop taking your birth control pills (even if you missed a few accidentally, you then decided to stop your prescription), then you'll also need to decide to also abruptly stop having unprotected sex.

Since you are starting a new pack of pills with your next cycle, consider this being your first time on the pill (as far as the hormones in your body), and follow the directions with your prescription-- use alternative form of birth control for the first 7-21 days of your new pack (whatever your specific pills say is the correct number of days for the hormones to be in your system to receive the full effectiveness rate).

good luck!

July 26, 2009 - 7:51pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

so I never came on my cycle and I also took a test on the 3rd and it was negative. however I am experiencing mild cramps, and every so often right lower back pains here & there. any advice would help! THANKS

August 7, 2009 - 12:27pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.