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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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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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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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Can you get pregnant on the placebo pill week?

Can you get pregnant on the placebo pill week?

No: As long as you took your birth control pills correctly the rest of the month, you cannot get pregnant during the placebo week. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If you were to fall pregnant on the pill, at the time of your period (placebo pill week), would you still bleed like you normally would?

If you were to fall pregnant on the pill, at the time of your period (placebo pill week), would you still bleed like you normally would?

Pregnant on pill: Usually not because pill hormone doses are low but you can bleed despite being pregnant because the drop in hormones during the pill period week can trigger bleeding for some women. That is why with bleeding on the pill checking a pregnancy test is important. Pregnancy itself can also cause some bleeding sometimes and it can seem like it is pill bleeding. ...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 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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If you find out your pregnant while on the pill. Will you still experience breakthrough bleeding from stopping the pill?

If you find out your pregnant while on the pill. Will you still experience breakthrough bleeding from stopping the pill?

Withdrawal bleeding: Not as much since your pregnancy is now providing hormonal support to the lining of the uterus. You may have some spotting from the slight drop in estrogen & Progesterone but not enough to disrupt a normally implanted pregnancy. Take care. ...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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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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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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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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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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When do you ovulate while on the pill?

When do you ovulate while on the pill?

You don't: One of the main ways combined OC estrogen/ progestin pills work is by stopping ovulation. Low-dose estrogen pills and mini-pills do sometimes allow ovulation; if this happens it's usually around the usual time. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the days of your sugar pills if you failed to take the pill same exact time everyday? Pills were used for weight gain before.

Can you get pregnant on the days of your sugar pills if you failed to take the pill same exact time everyday? Pills were used for weight gain before.

No: A woman is protected on all the days of her cycle if she is using her birth control pills correctly (because her ovulation is prevented). However, life is not perfect, and a few women do get pregnant while using birth control pills. ...Read more