... week 4 of the second pack. During the second week i had unprotected sex. I take all my pills on time except for on 2 occasions when I took the pill 2 hours later then normal. I am on Week 4 (inactive pills) on the second day of the week. I still have not got my period. Could I be pregnant?
No, it is very doubtful that you are pregnant. It is not unusual to not start your period until you are on your 3rd to 5th inactive pill. Ideally, you should take your pill at the same time of day but a couple hours late will not matter. Even if usually take it in the morning and you forget until evening, it is ok, as long as you are not consistently taking them at irratic times every day. So no worries. On occasion, you may not get much of a period, perhaps a few light days, or even just the lightest spotting and once in a while, no bleed at all. If you would happen to miss two periods in a row, then you should test and/or talk to your Dr. I'll bet you will start in the next day or two. you were well protected by the pill when you had sex as far as pregnancy is concerned. Condoms at this point are for protection against STDs, not pregnancy. You will need to use condoms as back up if you miss any pills (going a whole day without a pill) or if you are put on antibiotics, you should use condoms as back up because antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of the pill. It sounds to me like you have nothing to worry about, little sister!
We get this same question at least once a day, and its because the docs aren't explaining the pills to you girls. No you're not pregnant. Unless you've skipped a pill or two altogether, you're not going to get pregnant. The only reason to be using a condom is to prevent stds. With the pill, one of the ways it works is to decrease the amount of lining you build up in your uterus, making a hostile environment for an egg to implant, but that also means you will have lighter periods and may even skip one altogether. You're not going to start your period as soon as you start taking the inactive ones. It may take the whole week to get started. Also you will not get pregnant if you have unprotected sex while you are on the inactive pills. Each pill doesn't stop you from getting pregnant, they all work together to prevent it.
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