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Doctor insights on: Can You Become Pregnant While On The Pill

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a woman become pregnant while on the birth control pill and not know it?

Can a woman become pregnant while on the birth control pill and not know it?

Yes: The risk of pregnancy while taking birth control is as high as 5% per year. Some of those who get pregnant don't realize it until they are a few months along. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Would you still get the 'fake' period if you become pregnant while on the birth control pill?

Would you still get the 'fake' period if you become pregnant while on the birth control pill?

No: You will not get a menses if you are pregnant. You might get bleeding early in pregnancy due to implantation but after the first couple weeks you will not bleed if you have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do you still get your withdrawal bleed while on the pill during the pill-free week if you're pregnant/got pregnant while on the pill?

Do you still get your withdrawal bleed while on the pill during the pill-free week if you're pregnant/got pregnant while on the pill?

No: If you were pregnant you would not have a period. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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If on the combination pill can you get pregnant while on the sugar pills? Also how long until you get periods on the sugar pills?

If on the combination pill can you get pregnant while on the sugar pills? Also how long until you get periods on the sugar pills?

Not likely: If you are taking the pills correctly, your chances of getting pregnant are about 3-5% per year. You are no more likely to get pregnant on the sugar pills compared to the non-sugar pills. Most women start the period sometime during the sugar pills. Its also possible to be safely on the pills but not have a period at all. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could you become pregnant on the nuvaring?

Could you become pregnant on the nuvaring?

Very unlikely: If you are using the NuvaRing as directed - changing the ring once a week, and not going longer than one week between using it when you have a period, it's extremely unlikely you can become pregnant while doing so. ...Read more

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If you have sex while on a one week break from the nuvaring while the women is off period. can she become pregnant?

If you have sex while on a one week break from the nuvaring while the women is off period. can she become pregnant?

No: Nuvaring is like any combined hormonal contraceptives, it prevents ovulation (releasing an egg). During the week break also known as week free your hormone levels drop and you get your period. Having sex during that period you will not ovulate thus not get pregnant. After, one week without the ring, insert a new one on the same day of the week that the previous one was inserted in your last. ...Read more

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Could you become pregnant while on the pill if you had sex on the last day of the pill cycle?

Not very likely: If you are taking your pill as you should, pregnancy is not very likely even though the pills in the last row (week) are fake. This is because the ovulation process doesn't occur until about 9-10 days after your period, in the absence of the pill. Starting your new package of pills on time should prevent ovulation, thus prevent pregnancy. Taking your pills on time is the key. ...Read more

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Can you become pregnant while on your period or is that impossible?

Can you become pregnant while on your period or is that impossible?

See below: 30% of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding at about the time they would expect their period. They mistake this bleeding as their period, when in fact, it isn't. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant while on Kariva blue pills portion?

Can you still get pregnant while on Kariva blue pills portion?

Confusing question: Are you asking can you get pregnant while taking the hormone free week of a birth control pill? Birth control pills are very effective when taken correctly. If you have been taking them correctly all month then failure rates are very low. You are still protected during the hormone free week. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Unlikely: Progesterone only pills provides adequate contraception as long is the pill is taken each day. Even though there is still a very small chance that a conception may occur. ...Read more

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Can you get your "period" while on the pill and be pregnant at the same time?

Can you get your "period" while on the pill and be pregnant at the same time?

Bleeding: Bleeding never represents pregnancy. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Most people using birth control pills as prescribed and correctly do not get pregnant while taking the birth control. So, no, it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from precum while on the pill?

Can you get pregnant from precum while on the pill?

Quite unlikely: Possibility of pregnancy is low if contraceptives were taken correctly (not missing doses). ...Read more

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Can you still get your period while on birth control if missed on day of pill?

Can you still get your period while on birth control if missed on day of pill?

?question: Not quite sure of the question, but you would get your period on birth control pills, as the pills you take when bleeding are placebo pills just so your remember to take a pill daily. If you miss a pill, make sure you take the next day asap. Try not to miss a pill, as compliance with birth control is paramount to their effectiveness! good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while you are on your period? I'm on the nuva ring also.

Can you get pregnant while you are on your period? I'm on the nuva ring also.

Yes: It has happened. It is not common or frequent. I have heard some amazing stories about women becoming pregnant when they shouldn't have! some children are meant to be born. Now that is not to scare you just to let you know strange things can happen...But typically getting pregnant on your period is not going to happen. Especially if you do not have sex while on your period. ...Read more

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Can you fall pregnant while on the pill, and can you also fall pregnant once you have conceived ?

Can you fall pregnant while on the pill, and can you also fall pregnant once you have conceived ?

Yes, no: No birth control is 100% effective, including the pill. Some medications interfere with oral hormone contraceptives and you may miss a dose, among other reasons. Once you are pregnant, the body prevents you from getting pregnant again by holding off on further ovaluation. However, if two egg cells are released instead of one, you can get pregnant twice with (non-identical) fraternal twins. ...Read more

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What is the probability you will miscarry if you get pregnant while on the pill?

Same as if not on it: Pills are not known to increase pregnancy loss rate. All who get pregnant have a ~30% chance of miscarriage regardless of whether you were on the pill or not. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while bleeding heavily on your period while on birth control?

Can you get pregnant while bleeding heavily on your period while on birth control?

Yes: Sorry to stir the pot, but our bodies are set up amazingly well to make babies. If you absolutely don't want to become pregnant, always take your birth control and use condoms. Do not assume that there is a "safe time" to have unprotected sex when it comes to contraception -- people who do that are called parents. You don't want to be the one who says, "well, i didn't think i could get pregnant if. ...Read more

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Would you still get withdrawal bleeding on placebo week if you become pregnant on the pill?

Would you still get withdrawal bleeding on placebo week if you become pregnant on the pill?

No: Withdrawal bleeding stops after a woman gets pregnant, even if she keeps taking BC pills. However, pregnancy-related spotting or bleeding happens in some pregnancies... which means a woman might think she is having breakthrough bleeding or withdrawal bleeding when in fact she is pregnant. Thus, if she misses a second withdrawal period, or has other pregnancy symptoms, she can do a pregnancy test. ...Read more