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How likely is it that I could become pregnant?

By Anonymous January 21, 2013 - 4:50pm
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even though I have a lot of knowledge of of birth control, it seems there's always something about it that I don't know.
anyway - I've been on the pill for 4 months. yesterday was the start of my 5th pack (I'm a Sunday starter and on the 28 pill pack). I was at my boyfriends for the weekend, and I didn't bring my pills with since I assumed I was going home Sunday night (I take my pills around 9 pm). the weather became foggy and roads got icy, so I decided to stay another night. we live about an hour and 20 minutes away from each other, so it's not like I could just quick drive home. we had intercourse Sunday morning without pulling out or condoms. I drove home Monday (today) morning and took my pill just after 9 am. Do you think I'm in that protected window, or not?

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Hello Anonymous,

Planned Parenthood's recommendation for missing the first one or two pills at the beginning of a new pack is take the missed pill as soon as you remember and take the next pill at the usual time. This means you should take two pills today. You may need a backup method of birth control if you have vaginal intercourse during the seven days after a missed pill.

But, I think you should be okay with Sunday morning's sexual intercourse . Let me explain. With a 28 day birth control pack, you would have taken the last non-hormone containing or inactive pill on Saturday evening. You must have just finished your period. Therefore, it is too early in your next menstrual cycle to ovulate.


January 21, 2013 - 5:50pm
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