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Taking a birth control pill late during week 1 cause ovulation? Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous December 4, 2015 - 9:04pm
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I use 28 day cycle birth control pills. I have been taking them for 7+ months. I occasionally forget to take a pill at the scheduled time so I take it later or the next morning as I take them at 10:30pm. I will always still take the pill. I just had my period and am now on week 1 of my pill pack. I was late, meaning forgot at 10:30 took at about 11:00 the next morning, earlier once this week. On my period tracker it says I should be ovulating today or tomorrow. Will I ovulate by taking a pill late? Are you supposed to ovulate the week after your period? Can I be pregnant after sex today? Should I think about taking an emergency plan B pill?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
First of all, ovulation normally occurs about 13-16 days after your period. So even if you were not on the pill, you would not be ovulating, and therefore would not become pregnant.
Missing a pill by one day will not cause ovulation. You need to miss 7 or more pills to rick ovulating. You should never take emergency contraception at the same time as birth control pills because both contain hormones and can immensely off-balance your hormones.
Let us know if you have any more questions.

December 5, 2015 - 10:50am
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