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What are the chances of being pregnant if you miss 2 pills in the very first week of starting it?

By March 23, 2010 - 6:32am
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Hi Lola_marie-

Any time you have unprotected sex, you risk becoming pregnant. When you start the pill, the instructions often state to use a back up form of contraception initially, even when you take all of the pills as they do not work immediately. Check the instructions that came with your pills or if you don't have them, call your pharmacist. He/she will have the information on your brand of pills and advice on how to use them.

Your specific case depends on many factors such as where you are in your cycle and that sort of thing. It is difficult to give real odds on the possibilities.
Good luck.

March 23, 2010 - 6:56am
(reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

I started taking my pill on the 4/5 day of my cylcle, which will be two weeks on thursday. I had unprotected sex on friday, saturday and sunday when my boyfriend was home from work ... i continued taking my pill but by the wednesday and thursday i missed both pills for those days. After missing those pills i stopped taking them altogether as the side effects effected me pretty bad. So during that fist week of taking my pill i only actually took 6, so i'm guessing that i could actually be pregnant at this point.
I did infact have really light blood on sunday, which only lasted a day and was way lighter than a normal period. I can't sleep through the night and always feel tired during the day, i have noticed that i have started to go to the toilet a lot more than i usually do and also i've started geting a strange taste in my mouth during the night and on a morning when i wake up. Is is to early for signs of pregnancy or could these be signs?

March 23, 2010 - 7:14am
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