I got my period in week 3 of the pills because I did not "sunday" start. I started the pills 2 weeks after my period was over on a saturday. Since I am on my period right now and have been for a week, is it ok to just start the 2nd month of pills now that I've finished the active ones? I want to be protected against pregnancy and do not intend on skipping the sugar pill week next month. My Dr. said it takes a month for birth control to be effective. I plan on being sexually active next week and want to be sure the pill is working. I have not missed any pills and am not on any other medicines. I am healthy and don't smoke and am 30 years old. I have taken birth control in the past with no problems. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)