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i missed birth control pill more then once, whats my risk of pregnancy?

By February 5, 2015 - 7:39am
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I started my birth control pills (the mini pills) last monday January 26, in the first week on Thursday i missed my pill but took it the next morning when i remembered and i took friday a few hours late. I had unprotected sex on monday 2nd and also missed my pill that night and tuesday night. I took monday pill and wednesday pill at the same time and i plan on taking tuesday pill with thursday pill today... am i at a high risk of pregnancy for missing more than 2 pills in the first 2 weeks??

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I missed 2 pills for my 2nd week..Sunday night and Monday night I got home Tuesday night I took 2pills for my Monday at Tuesday night then I throwed the1 pill the Sunday night pill.. So it could be increase to get pregnant if I will have sex now??

June 24, 2015 - 12:58am
Guide (reply to Nhiza)

Hello Nhiza,

Are you still vomiting?

Use an alternate form of birth control, such as condoms, if you have intercourse now.


June 24, 2015 - 8:58am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi Mary Ann,
Im diane user for almost 1 yr i forgot to take my pill on Sunday then I remember it on Monday but I take only one pill then the pill that I used to take on regular time on monday I took on Tuesday morning i take one pill then in afternoon I take also one pill also I have active sex with my husband do I get pregnant ...
Pls help me because I'm so confused if I do missed my pill once or twice thank you

November 11, 2015 - 1:23pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Your risk depends on how many pills you miss and when you miss, such as which week of active pills.

When you miss a dose, you need to take the missed dose as soon as you realize it. That can mean taking two pills in one day and that is okay.

Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. Missing too many doses in a row, specifically going seven consecutive days without an active pill, puts you at risk.

All that you can do now is wait for the week you take the inactive pills and see if you have vaginal bleeding.


November 12, 2015 - 10:07am

Im sorry i keep asking questions but ive missed 6 mini pills in the first 2 weeks should i just stop taking the pack or just keep going to see if my period would come??

February 8, 2015 - 4:27pm
Guide (reply to lindseyD)

Hi lindseyD,

As I mentioned in my reply of February 5, you are at risk if you miss seven consecutive days of active hormone containing pills.

I urge you to consult your gynecologist regarding your risk for pregnancy and the affect of missing six mini pills during the first two weeks of the pack. Follow your doctor's recommendation.


February 9, 2015 - 9:46am

If i take the last week pills and my period doesn't show, should i be worried??

February 6, 2015 - 2:23am
Guide (reply to lindseyD)

Hi lindseyD,

If you do not start your period by the time you finish taking the last week of birth control pills, which should be the inactive non hormone pills, please contact your gynecologist.

You will want to know if you should test for pregnancy before starting a new pack.


February 6, 2015 - 9:54am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you

February 7, 2015 - 11:42am

Hello lindseyD,

You did the right thing by doubling up on the dose once you realized that you had missed a dose. I think there is a very low risk of pregnancy.

You are at high risk if you miss seven consecutive days of active, hormone containing pills.

Lindsey, if you find that you are having trouble remembering to take your birth control pills consistently, talk with your gynecologist about other options, such as an IUD or Depo-Provera injections.


February 5, 2015 - 9:09am
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