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By April 4, 2011 - 7:24am

I have been on birthcontrol for about two years now. I have missed three pills in a row, and I haven't been taking my birth control like I am suppose to. For example, I would take it one day and skip for a few more days. We had unprotected sex during the time I was ovulating. I was wondering what are the chances I could be pregnant? Also We had sex both the day of ovulation and the day after. I have been feeling bloated, but I know it is two early to tell. If I was pregnant it would only be a few days. What should I do at this point? Just wait it out?

By May 5, 2011 - 6:14pm


I got my period on the 5 of April which means that my fertile days were between 14-18 of April. A few weeks ago I was very queesy, extremely tired, hungry every twenty minutes, and very forgettful. Lately I have had frequent headaches and now I am cramping but not unbearable. I was supposed to start my period on the first on May and now I am six days late. I have a very regular period. At this point I don't know what to do. I was advised to wait until sunday because it would have been a full week without an period. Also, I have taken a pregnancy test on the day I missed my period and the day after but it was negative. What should I do? Should I just wait it out and see what happens?

May 5, 2011 - 6:14pm
By HERWriter Guide April 7, 2011 - 11:38am

Hi again!

It's likely that this is breakthrough bleeding due to stopping the Pill, rather than any kind of pregnancy symptom. This commonly occurs after being on the Pill and coming off it - no matter where you were in your cycle.

You can stop taking the Pill altogether now and start trying for a baby. Your cycle may take 1-3 months to become regular after being on the Pill but you can start trying any time now!

Good luck and I hope you have good news for us soon!

April 7, 2011 - 11:38am
By April 7, 2011 - 10:00am

Thank You. We are actually trying to concieve. Another odd thing happened I just so happened to come on my cycle, at least that is what I think it is. I am not sure it is because of the pills or is this one of the symptoms.

Can anybody please help me?!

April 7, 2011 - 10:00am
By HERWriter Guide April 7, 2011 - 8:52am

Hi curiousone!

Thanks for your post and welcome!

If you are not taking your Pills and having unprotected sex, then yes you are risking pregnancy.

All you can do now is wait it out but make sure you are protecting yourself in the meantime.

Your actions indicate that you would perhaps welcome a pregnancy? If this isn't the case, then you need to work harder to protect yourself so an unwanted pregnancy doesn't occur. Something simple like an alarm on your phone at the same time every day can help you take your Pill as directed. You can test for pregnancy as soon as your period is due.

Good luck and thanks for writing!

April 7, 2011 - 8:52am

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