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Can I get pregnant if I miss 3 pills but had sex 3 days prior to missing?

By July 13, 2015 - 10:37am
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I started birth control a month and a half ago. Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex for two weeks, I was taking my pill perfectly the entire time, exact time and everything. However, I begin to get an extremely irregular period that lasted about 2 weeks (normally have 5 day long periods). So I stopped taking that birth control for 3 days of of fear! We had sex last on Thursday the 25th of June at about 8 p.m the last birth control pill I took was on Sunday the 28th of June, (those three days after we had sex last, I took the pill perfectly). I missed, Mon the 29th, tues the 30th, and weds the 1st and on Thursday took 2 pills, and started taking them regularly again. My concern is that I may be pregnant, because sperm can survive inside me for 5 consecutive days. We did not have any sex at all after the 25th. Is it extremely likely I am pregnant? I missed the 2 LAST pills in week 2 and the first pill of week three.

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Hi Calexavieira,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Birth control pills are most effective when taken as directed. Also, they are usually effective the first month you begin taking them. But as a precautionary measure, a back up birth control method is recommended. If at any time you miss pills, you increase your risk for pregnancy.

Yes, there is a chance you could be pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test to know for sure.

I hope this helps,

Be well

July 13, 2015 - 12:54pm
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