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Hi all i am 18 years old i missed my contraceptive pills for 4 days can i get pregnant?

By Anonymous May 15, 2015 - 5:26am
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On the 6th May i had my period and also took a pill the next day when it was time to take i realised that i had ran out. I had my period till the 9th nd from the 7th to 10th i had not taken pill. i started taking again on the 11th of may i had protected sex on the 12th and i had again on the 14th but the condom broke inside of me when we realised he had already ejaculated. could i get pregnant?

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Maybe someone can help me. I have been on birth control for a little over a month. I didn't take my pills for 2 days and me and my bf had sex. He did finish inside of me twice. On my period calendar it says I'm fertile. Can I get pregnant? I would like to get pregnant soon, so I'm trying to know when the best time it is to get pregnant. Thanks for all the help!

Bianca, xo

October 30, 2015 - 10:43am
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Hello Miszbee,

If you would like to become pregnant soon, why did you start taking birth control pills?

Missing two doses of the active pills, especially if these were the first two doses in a new pack, could put you at risk, especially if you didn't make up for the missed doses.

Essentially, having "unprotected" intercourse during your fertile time increases your chance of becoming pregnant.

Miszbee, please talk with your gynecologist about this to determine if you should continue taking your birth control pills, or stop and wait at least two weeks to have a blood pregnancy test done.


November 2, 2015 - 10:16am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. To better answer your question, I need some clarification. Was the pill which you took on May 7 an inactive pill? You had your period from May 6 through to May 9, right?
You should have started a new pack on May 10, correct? You missed the first dose but started on May 11. Did you continue to take a daily active pill?

If you had been taking a daily active birth control pill since May 11, you were protected even if the condom broke.


May 15, 2015 - 8:39am
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