I've been on lutera for 2 1/2 years. I've been taking my pill on time everyday at the same time(11:59am) . I had unprotected sex on the 16th of September my bf did pull out (he might have gotten a little bit on the outside but im not sure) and I got my period on the 21st (1day later than usually) and it only went for 1day and now I only get like Brownish color stuff a little bit. I took a pregnancy test on the 24th in the evening (7days after having unprotected sex) and it was negative. But I still haven't had my normal period can I be pregnant???
OMG why are you using another method of birth control if you're taking the pill correctly? No you're not pregnant. You don't need anything but the pill. For future reference, pulling out is NOT a reliable means of birth control. One of the things the pill does is reduce the lining in your uterus, to make a hostile environment to an embryo. This reduces your period. There could be months you skip it altogether.
No. You are not pregnant. It is not unusual for some periods to be lighter and some heavier. One month you may get anywhere from 1 day to 7-9 days bleeding and the next completely the opposite. As long as you are taking your pill every day, preferably at the same time of day (which it sounds as if you are) you have no worries. Occasionally some women may miss a period or just get a day or two of spotting, this is all perfectly normal. If you were to miss TWO periods, completely, two months in a row, you should test for pregnancy and see your OB-GYN. On another note, your bf doesnt have to pull out. You ARE protected against pregnancy by the pill. As long as you havent missed any pills or are taking an antibiotic, condoms are just for preventing STDs. Pulling out doesnt do anything to protect you against pregnancy at all!!! You might as well let the guy finish in you as that is one of the most enjoyable parts of sex for males (and it is quite nice for females too!) Pulling out is difficult for men to do properly plus men secrete sperm all throughout the sex act. Granted, the majority comes out during ejaculation, but it only takes one, and hundreds can be secreted well before ejaculation in the pre-ejaculation fluids which are secreted all throughout the sex act without the males knowledge or control. This is why pulling out is NOT a good form of birth control in any way, shape or form. The only reason to use condoms while on the pill is, number one, to prevent STDs but since you are allowing an unprotected penis into your vagina, that must not be a worry for you. The other reason for condoms is as a back up when you miss a pill, or if you are on antibiotics, since they can reduce the effectiveness of the pill, you should use condoms while on antibiotics and for seven days after you finish them. So no worries, okay? Birth control pills were made so that women could relax and enjoy their sex life without worries of becoming pregnant. Enjoy this to the fullest since we are lucky enough now to have good birth control! You are well protected against pregnancy when you take your pill regularly, 98-99.8% effective and when taken properly, meaning every day and using back up when appropriate, the pill is just about as effective as tubal ligation, otherwise known as getting your tubes "tied". So go ahead and let your boyfriend "finish" inside you as you ARE protected and pulling out does little to nothing anyway (as far as adding to contraception)-it just adds stress to the sex act by worrying about pulling out when every fiber of his being is telling him to push deeper. You should both enjoy the full act since you are as protected as you can be. Hope this helps you feel better!
- Lutera Information for Consumers
- Lutera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lutera (detailed)
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