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hi! would like to ask,if i didn't took my last pill(21st pill althea) and had sex during 7days free pill day, am i safe or ther is a chance that i will get pregnant?

By June 26, 2015 - 9:13am
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Hello Pipai,

I understand that your gynecologist prescribed Althea to regulate your irregular menstrual cycles.

However, this is a oral contraceptive which prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation and causing changes in the lining of the uterus and the cervical mucus.

Therefore, I do not think you will become pregnant until you stop taking these pills.


June 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

yes i will discontinue taking it after i finish 3packs of it.. and hopefully i will get pregnant as soon as i stop taking it.. you help a lot, thank you and god bless you Ms. Maryann..

June 27, 2015 - 12:13am

Hello Pipai,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community and thank you for seeking our advice.

I think you should be okay.

Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. The constant hormone levels which result from taking a daily active pill are how this happens. Missing the last active dose before the inactive pills should not have caused ovulation and thus the risk for pregnancy.

The sure way to know is if you have vaginal bleeding during your pill-free week.


June 26, 2015 - 9:27am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

i am a first timer using pill. i started althea on 1st day of my period but suddenly stopped my bleeding on the second day. and had sex during the 1st week of taking pills without any protection. is there a chance that i will get pregnant?

June 26, 2015 - 9:35am
Guide (reply to Pipai)

Hello Pipai,

With the additional information, that changes my answer.

Please contact your gynecologist, who has more knowledge about particular birth control. I do not know why you stopped bleeding on the second day.

I wouldn't think there was a risk for pregnancy since you had just started your period and ovulation had passed.


June 26, 2015 - 9:39am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

my ob gyne advised me to take althea for 3mos to regulate my period because i am having an irregular period. after taking those pills and stop on the last pack is there a big chance to get pregnant? cause were trying for 4mos before taking any pill still we are having difficult to achieve pregnancy

June 26, 2015 - 9:45am
(reply to Pipai)

your reply will be very much appreciated..thank you for your time.

June 26, 2015 - 10:05am
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