I'm currently on my period and do not want to start on my new back of birth control due to the fact that I do not want my period the week that I would be getting it if I started my next pack as soon as I finish my sugar pills. Can I wait a week between finishing my sugar pills and starting my new pack without the risk of becoming pregnant during this month? I've heard that you have to wait at least 2 weeks- a month for birth control to take effect, would this be the same as if I wait a week to begin my new pack? If I still run a chance of becoming pregnant, is there any way I can skip my period? The birth control I take is reclipsen, if that helps at all.