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What are my chances of pregnancy

By October 12, 2015 - 10:37am
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On Friday night i forgot to take my pill and had unprotected sex. Usually i take my pill anywhere from 10:30-1:30 and i took it as soon as i remembered which was 10 am the next morning (saturday) then took my pill at my regular time at 11ish. Yesterday I had unprotected sex again and since I fell asleep shortly after, I forgot to take my pill. I took my pill just now at 10 and intend to take my pill again later tonight at 11. My question is what are my chances of getting pregnant due to my being late/missing with taking the pills on alternate days. Yesterday was my first day on the third week and I am on Linessa 21.

Thank you very much

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Hi notlola,

Thank you for sharing your question.

If you miss one or more pills, you increase your chances of releasing an egg (ovulation) that could be fertilized and lead to a pregnancy. It's really hard to say but your risk lowers during the time when inactive pills are taken or there is a break between active pills.

I would suggest using a back up birth control method until you are taking your pill more consistently just to be on the safer side.

I hope this helps.

Be well,

October 12, 2015 - 1:20pm
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