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I had sex on my most "fertile" day and I missed the pill by a couple hours, could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous January 22, 2015 - 10:13am
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I have been on birth control for almost a year and have never missed a pill. I am very sexually active and this month on one of my most technically "fertile days" I was late with The pills by a couple hours (5 hours max) and I had sex and he finished inside. Could I be pregnant? My period has never been late and I was expected yesterday.. Should I be worried? I'm on my 3rd reminder pill.
Another question, thoughout the year, the days of my starting point kept changing. When I first started birth control I would start my period on a Friday, and then one day it changed to thursday and now after a couple months im at wednesday.. Is this normal?? Will my cycle continue to move forward?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for visiting the EmpowHER community and for sharing your question.

The days in which your starting point will vary as there isn't an even 30 days in every month. 

I am sure you are really stressed out about your late period. Try to relax and take a home pregnancy test to find out whether or not you are pregnant.

The birth control pill is a very effective birth control method, but it is not 100% full proof even when taken exactly as prescribed.

Less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they always take the pill each day as directed. About 9 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they don’t always take the pill each day as directed. 

There's definitely a chance that you could be pregnant if you had unprotected sex during your fertile window and he finished inside of you. It's not very common, but possible since you missed your pill by 5 hours.

The best way to know is to take a test tomorrow morning with your first urination.

I wish you the best. Please keep us posted.



January 22, 2015 - 2:20pm
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