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Can you get pregnant on your "inactive" week of birth control pills? I do not understand how you are protected during that week still.

Can you get pregnant on your "inactive" week of birth control pills?  I do not understand how you are protected during that week still.

Biology: That is the week your uterus is sloughing off its inner lining since no pregnancy occurred during ovulation 2 weeks earlier. No fertilized egg, no uterine lining = no pregnancy. You cannot become pregnant during menses. The fourth week of pills is to maintain consistency of dosing so you don't forget to take one when it counts. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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My period started aug3 during the inactive pill. Yesterday I had sex, can i get pregnant coz I started the take 2 active pills 1hr ago before contact?

My period started aug3 during the inactive pill. Yesterday I had sex, can i get pregnant coz I started  the take 2 active pills 1hr ago before contact?

Depends on why: It depends on why you started the bleeding. If it was because you had missed pills them there is some risk. If this is your first package or if you have an infection there is less risk. Taking 2 pills shortly before sex will not protect you but can help you get back on track if you missed one. If you miss pills, you should also use condoms for the rest of that package. ...Read more

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If I get pregnant during birthcontrol pills because I missed a few, and I keep taking them will it abort the pregnancy? Or just not let it happen?

If I get pregnant during birthcontrol pills because I missed a few, and I keep taking them will it abort the pregnancy? Or just not let it happen?

BIRTH CONTROL: You need to not let that happen! If you are sure you are pregnant see a doctor ASAP and stop taking the pills. IF you are not pregnant then there are more options than pill,talk to your doctor you can receive a shot or other forms which lasts longer and easier to remember than a pill. ...Read more

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I just restarted taking birth control pills an had sex the 2-4 days of the first week, could i get pregnant during this time?

Pregnancy concern: If you didn't take your birth control pills for a full month prior to sexual activity and you sex occurred during the "high risk days" of the cycle, you may get pregnant. ...Read more

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I am in my second month on the pill. I got my period early both months. Can I get pregnant during placebo week (no period) and will this regulate?

I am in my second month on the pill.  I got my period early both months. Can I get pregnant during placebo week (no period) and will this regulate?

Be persistent. : New start ocp users can experience irregular cycles, cramping, bloating, headaches, and nausea until ovulation is suppressed & then you'll notice just the opposite. Shorter cycles, more regular menses, none of the hormonal change side effects, & even improved skin. Until this, birth control is effective and continue your daily pill regardless of your menstrual irregularity. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm about to start a new birth control pill. Can I get pregnant during the placebo pills if I have already finished my period?

I'm about to start a new birth control pill. Can I get pregnant during the placebo pills if I have already finished my period?

New start pill: If you are about to start a new birth control pill then you will not start with the placebo pills. You will start taking one pill per day at the beginning of the pack. The first 21 pills are the active pills and the last 7 are the placebo pills. Use back up with condoms for the first two weeks if this is your first month on the pill. ...Read more

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Does your period during the inactive pills of birth control indicate that you're not pregnant? Real period (a heavy flow) not spotting

Does your period during the inactive pills of birth control indicate that you're not pregnant? Real period (a heavy flow) not spotting

Basically yes: That is how birth control pills work. Anytime you think you are pregnant you can always take a home test. If you are not confident in your birth control pill consider methods like a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or nexplanon. These are great options for teenagers. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill?

Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill?

If u did not: Miss the active pills then u do not have to take the inactive pills u can throw them away or take them, u should not get pregnant. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill ?

Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill ?

No change...: If a woman is consistently taking birth control pills (same time, every day), and doing fine on them, she won't ovulate. That means she has very little chance of pregnancy, and that chance doesn't change whether she is on the hormone pills or the inactive placebo pills. She can feel relaxed and not worry, regardless of when she is having sex. ...Read more