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Can You Get Pregnant On Birth Control
Yes: All forms of birth control have their own success/failure rate. Anything from a physician will have a very high success rate but they do fail occasionally. I recommend discussing this with your family physician or ob. They can fill in the details and discuss all the options. If you really want to reduce your risk of pregnancy then using condoms in addition to birth control is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you get pregnant while on birth control patch i heard it only takes 7 times before getting pregnant ?
Patch pregnancy: All forms of birth control have a "failure" rate. Yes, it's possible to get pregnant while using the patch. With regards to how many times before getting pregnant, some woman get pregnant 1st time while others never. It's always safest to think that if you are a woman having sex, it's possible to get pregnant. If you don't want to be pregnant, seek help to prevent it. ...Read more
Can you really get pregnant taking birth control perfectly? Or is it if you miss pills or take certain meds? Should I worry?
Yes, unlikely: birth control pills are not perfect but are more than 99% effective if taken correctly ...Read more
Uncommon, but...: If taken properly and reliably birth control is a very effective means of reducing the chance of becoming pregnant (around a 1-3% failure rate). The common reasons for birth control 'failure' is being noncompliant with the medication or taking another medication that interferes with the birth control pill (some antibiotics for example reduce BC effectiveness). ...Read more
Can you get pregnant on the birth control in your arm? I've had bad heartburn everyday, bad pains in my ribs, throwing up. What should I do
>5% risk.: Practical issues limit the efficacy of oral contraceptives to <95%, so be prepared for surprises. Iuds are a much safer option for most mutually monogamous couples, cost much less and are promptly removed when a pregnancy is desired without consequences. Remember that no contraceptive prevents all sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more
Not likely: No form of birth control is 100% except absolute abstinence. Oral contraceptives are 98% effective when taken as prescribed - very effective. Missing doses will decrease their effectiveness. If you are good about taking your medicine daily then the likelihood of pregnancy is extremely low. Remember OCPs don't protect against STDs so we always recommend barrier protection for health safety. ...Read more
Depends: Most women will begin cycling and producing/releasing eggs within 2-4 weeks after stopping ocps, so it is possible to conceive the first month after stopping ocps. ...Read more
Can you still get pregnant while using birth control, even if you get your period during the placebo (period) week?
Yes: All the fluids produced by an excited male penis can contain fertile sperm.It only takes 1 to make you pregnant. The pull-out method is not effective for contraception, so if concerned, cover that thing before it goes anywhere. Otherwise start planning for baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get pregnant if you are on birth control and don't get your period? Can i get pregnant if im on birth control and i haven't gotten my period in over a year almost but i had sex without a condom and he finished inside of me? I missed my pill that b
A small possibility: Birth control pills have a very low failure rate (<1%) if they are taken perfectly, but typical users (who may miss pills) have a failure rate of ~9%). I would also advise using condoms in addition to birth control pills to lower your risks of stds if you are not absolutely certain that your partner has not other partners and if you do not have other sexual partners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VERY RARELY: In the prescribing info, it is said that taking certain antibiotics may reduce the potency or effectiveness of birth control pills. In my experience, I have never seen this in over 30 years of practice. At your age of 44, conception under any circumstances may be unlikely, though it does occur. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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