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How Do You Know If Your Birth Control Has Failed And If You Might Be Pregnant
Pregnancy test: You should take a pregnancy test. These can be purchased at the pharmacy or you can see you doctor and they can check. If it's negative you may want to recheck a a couple of weeks, especially if using an over-the-counter test as sometimes the test doesn't turn positive right away. In the meantime use condoms or abstain. ...Read more
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
A good friend of mine has been on birth control for over four years during that time she has gotten pregnant twice due to the very low odds of this happening I and everyone she knows is wondering if she has in fact been taking birth control my question is
I really want to get pregnant but I have pcos and my dr. Has me on birth control and she knows that I wanted to get pregnant?
Make appointment: Make an appointment with your OB/GYN to specifically discuss conceiving and what steps she/he plans. In the meantime, if you are overweight do EVERYTHING you can to bring this down. Even a loss of 10% of your body weight can have a significant improvement on your hormonal status. Exercise alone, even without weight loss can be beneficial as well! Best of luck to you. ...Read more
I was on the birth control shot for 2? years and now I stop getting it because I wanna get pregnant is it true it might take me a while. To get prego?
Maybe/maybe not: Everyone is different, and depending on when your hormones return to normal, and you ovulate naturally, you will be able to get pregnant. This could be the next period after stopping, or it may be several. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Not if you took the first 3 weeks properly. But remember, only abstinence is 100% foolproof. The pills do have a failure rate. ...Read more
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 more
Birth control pill: You need to know how to take birth control pill properly. You have to take it everyday, in the same time. Don't miss any day- that will obviously increase the risk to get pregnant. Some medication like certain antibiotic etc can decrease the absorption of the birth control pills and make it less efficacious and that will increase risk for pregnancy. Discuss further with your gyne. ...Read more
No: Wouldn't seem logical nor recomended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Low chance: If a woman is taking birth control pills every day, same time each day the chance of her getting pregnant is low, about 1/100 per year. There are several situations that can cause the bcp to fail, such as taking antibiotics or some other medications. However the commonest reason women get pregnant on birth control pills is missing pills and not using a back up method. ...Read more
Yes, depends on which: No birth control method is 100% even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use of birth control pills. The most effective birth control are iuds or implants. They've also very easy to use, and as effective as permanent sterilization but reversible. ...Read more
Yes, You Can: Even with perfect use of contraceptives there will be a failure rate of 1% or so in most of the series but still better than other measures. ...Read more
Stop them: Stop the pill immediately. Fortunately the chances of any serious problem occuring are minimal if you stop it by 10 weeks or so. ...Read more
You take: A pregnancy test if you delay or miss your period, ...Read more
Please rephrase: This question and re-ask. Just don't understand what you are asking. ...Read more
1-12 months: 85% of couples will achieve pregnancy after 1 year of trying. This is the natural fertility cycles. Just like it takes some people longer to get pregnant naturally, some women will get pregnant sooner than others after going off of the pill or ring, or taking out the iud. It will take longer if depo-provera was your birth control as the medication may be in the system for several months. ...Read more
Conception on OCP's: Currently available "birth control pills" have a 1% to 5% contraceptive failure rate (depending on the specific brand of pill), and is contraindicated in pregancy - the pill should be discontinued after a positive pregnancy test. Short term use early in pregnancy, as commonly happens until the pregnancy is diagnosed, is not associated with any specific harm to the developing fetus. ...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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