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Can You Get Pregnant While Taking The Pill
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
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
What kind of pills?: If you're taking birth control pills, the chance of pregnancy is low unless you miss pills - less than 1 in 100 women using pills perfectly will get pregnant in a year, versus about 8 in 100 per year with some missed pills. If you're taking metformin (glucophage) for Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) without birth control pills then you do have a higher chance of getting pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still works: Breakthrough bleeding occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. . Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. The pill is still effective. ...Read more
Hi im having the pill "cyklokapron" i take it 5minutes before having sex only not everyday just once can o still get pregnant while taking this pill?
Why not?: as far as I know it doesn't have anything to do with conception just bleeding. ...Read more
If i started my period two weeks early should I finish my birth control as normal? Can i get pregnant while taking the sugar pills
Some : Some women will have spotting or bleeding between periods when taking birth control pills. This can be due to just being in the first few months of starting the pill, from missing a pill, or even from taking a pill at a different time of day than you usually do. Regardless of the reason, it is important to keep taking all the pills in the pack as you normally would to prevent pregnancy. As long as you do this, you only have a 1% chance of getting pregnant - even during the placebo (sugar) pill week. ...Read more
Yes: Believe it or not, pills are not 100% effective. In regular use (considering that some people are not even consistent with them or have ), failure rates are as high as 8%. They're much better than not using anything but really you should be considering a more long acting reversible method like the iud or the arm implant which you can just set and forget. ...Read more
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