... like normol . after my pierod was done I had sex with my boyfriend , who I have been together with for 2 years.. ; had sex a few times actually .. didn't get my patch ,, still haven't it's been two weeks now . could I be pregnant ?
Yes, you could. You might want to use some birth control that you can purchase over the counter until you can do a pregnancy test. You could also call your dr to see exactly what they would advise, but if this was just a slip up and you intend to use the patch again, you need to get some condoms, some spermidicidal jelly or foam and if you don't start, take a pregnancy test to see what it shows. Use the first pee of the morning to check if you do the test in 3 weeks, it will have more of the necessary hormone the test is looking for. Best of luck. Patti
If you didnt start your patches on time and you had sex after the time the patch was supposed to be reapplied, then you have a very good chance of getting pregnant. You cannot count on a slow return to fertility in "some" women, because "some" other women return to fertility quite quickly and you dont know which category you fall into!! In your case, I would advise a non-hormonal birth control, like condoms and spermicide, (or abstinence) until you get your period again (and you find out whether or not you are pregnant) then start your patches again, if you are not pregnant. It will be like starting all over from the beginning again. If you are late in getting your period, you will need to do a pregnancy test and like Patti mentions, using the first pee of the morning is the most accurate. If you dont want to be pregnant, then dont let your patches run out-be sure you have your refill well in advance of needing it!
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