Just Started Microgestin fe 1/20 and had an accident could I be pregnant?
- 17 Mar 2013 by green24
- 5 July 2015
- pregnancy, accident
I just started taking my first pack of microgestin fe 1/20 and while on the second to last active pill my husband accidentally you know, what are the chances of getting pregnant? I have not missed a pill thus far i however have taken it a few mins to an hour or hour and a half late or taken it early by a few minutes to an hour early just to make sure i dont forget my schedule is insane but never actually missed a pill.
Also, Before i start my second pack can i change the time i take it? I find it easier to take it early in the morning and get it over with right away then in the afternoon i get so busy and caught up is easy to forget to take it at the exact time every day no matter how many alarms i set.
Can i change the time i take my birth control once i start my second pack of pills?
Also i haven't got my period yet is due in a day am worried as the accident happened last week in my second to last active pill. The day that it happened i also was spotting and it just stopped the same day. Could i be pregnant?
any advice please
Most manufacturers claim that you are protected after seven days of active pills. Most Drs prefer that you wait until you have had one cycle of pills (1 pack) until you consider yourself protected just to be extra safe. Since this occurred on your second to last active pill, you were probably ok since the manufacturer claims you are protected against pregnancy after seven days and many women only wait the seven days. You are protected with birth control pills even if your partner ejaculates inside of you. Birth control pills work by preventing ovulation as their primary function. If there is no release of an egg, there can be no baby no matter how many sperm are released within you. The pill also reduces the build up of the uterine lining. This is why after a time on the Pill many women find their periods are much lighter. This decreased build up of lining makes the uterus less hospitable to a fertilized egg, if one would happen to release, so this is kind of another way the pill works to prevent pregnancy. The Pill also thickens cervical mucus which makes it difficult for sperm to "swim" so they die off before they can get very far to find an egg-this is another protective mechanism of the Pill-sperm only live for about three days once they are released into a woman. If they arent motile (swimming around), they will die. So the main job of the Pill is to prevent ovulation but there are these other protective mechanisms that help the Pill work. The only reason they tell women to use condoms while taking the Pill is to prevent STDs, not for contraception, except for the first week when you are waiting for the Pill to kick in, and when you miss a pill or take antibiotics you need a barrier method of birth control so condoms work well for that. Other than that, if you are monogamous and you know your partner is STD free, then there is no need for condoms and no need for him to pull out before ejaculation. So go ahead and enjoy sex to the fullest. It is what the Pill was made for! So we could enjoy sex without worrying about getting pregnant. No worries!
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