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What are my chances of getting pregnant if I missed three pills the third week of my BC pack?

By June 30, 2010 - 5:44pm
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I'm on Low- Ogestrel. I missed one pill in my third week on Friday and took two the next day like I was told to and had unprotected sex the same day (Saturday). I continued taking it on Sunday but missed Monday-Wednesday (I start Thursdays, if that matters)...I'm supposed to get my period in a few days but I just want to know if I have a high chance of getting pregnant and if a pregnancy test would be necessary even after I get my period..

Not sure if this is important or not but I've been on pill from late January-March (skipped April) and May-June. Please help!

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Hi Sila,
You do have a chance of pregnancy, as anytime you miss pills it decreases the effectiveness rate of the pill. The more pills you miss and the more times you have unprotected sex...the more your chances increase for pregnancy.

You would not need to take a pregnancy test if you begin your period.

Have you talked with your GYN about another type of birth control? It is easy to miss pills, but I am concerned that you are missing so many, and skipping entire months, that there are some great alternatives that you do not need to remember to take every day. There is a birth control shot (Depo Provera) that you only get once every three months! There is also a vagina ring (NuvaRing) that you insert once per week. Let us know if you would like to hear more about your options, or if you have any additional questions.

July 1, 2010 - 12:48pm
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