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could i be pregant after missin 2 birth contrl pills?

By August 15, 2009 - 4:30pm
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so i had unprotected sex 3 or 4 days before i got my period.. ive been on Yaz for over a year.. and i went to oder a new perscription but i couldnt get a refill till monday but i was supposed to start my new pckage on a saturday so that means i will miss the first 2 pills on the new package. could i get pregnant even though i got my period 3 days afer i had unprotected sex? and since im missing 2 pills?. and what should i do when i miss 2?

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oh--and the sex you had before your "period" was actually protected sex (protected from pregnancy), as long as you have been using your birth control consistently and correctly. Unprotected sex means you are not protected from pregnancy or STD/STI (sexually transmitted disease or infection). You had unprotected sex from STDs, but protected from pregnancy. Does that make sense?

August 15, 2009 - 7:57pm

You can not get pregnant if you miss 2 pills in the future, after having your period (or withdrawal bleeding).

I am so glad you are being proactive!! If you miss 2 pills in-a-row, be sure to follow the instructions provided in your pill pack. Most of them say to "double up" on pills, and use an alternative form of birth control (condoms) for 7 days after your missed pills. So, your schedule would look like this:
Monday: Take Saturday's pill and Monday's pill
Tuesday: Take Sunday's pill and Tuesday's pill
Wednesday: Take Wednesday's pill and you are back to one pill per day.

Taking two pills in one day is called "doubling up"; you do not need to take them at the same time, as it can cause some stomach irritation. You could take them an hour apart while eating.

To prevent an unwanted pregnancy, use a condom for at least the first 7 days in your new pill pack!

August 15, 2009 - 7:55pm
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