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How do you know if your birth control has failed and if you might be pregnant?

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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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?

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

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My bf and I have had sex but we want to have unprotected sex& I don't want to be pregnant icant take any birth control because no one knows what can we do?

Use birth control: You should be able to find a doctor who will prescribe birth control without your parental permission. If you can't, please don't stop using condoms. The thrill of having sex without a condom is not worth the heartache of an unintended pregnancy. ...Read more

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Might you get pregnant while on birth control if he pulled out?

Might you get pregnant while on birth control if he pulled out?

Birth control: You are on birth control. Whether he pulls out or not does not change the risk since birth control is very effective. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Might you get pregnant while on the reminder pills of your birth control pack?

Might you get pregnant while on the reminder pills of your birth control pack?

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

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Might you get pregnant with no periods and birth control?

Might you get pregnant with no periods and birth control?

Well, you have to: Ovulate to become pregnant. The birth control pills should prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

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 more

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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Birth Control: Very rarely yes. These events usually happen when one is not using the birth control correctly or are taking other medication that interferes with the hormone activity. ...Read more

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How do I get pregnant on birth control.

How do I get pregnant on birth control.

Birth control: There is no birth control that is 100%. None. If you have sexual intercourse always be prepared and understand it is always a possibility to cause a pregnancy regardless of contraception. ...Read more

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Can birth control make you feel pregnant?

Can birth control make you feel pregnant?

Yes!: Oral contraceptives contain both hormones that a woman naturally produces during a pregnancy, only in much less amounts. Some women have breast tenderness and nausea from oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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How do you get pregnant on birth control?

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How do you get pregnant on birth control?

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

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How could I get pregnant on birth control?

Pregnancy on BC pill: Birth control pills aren't perfect, but they work very well if taken correctly. Missing a pill or pills may allow for an ovulation that cycle.
Also taking an antibiotic may decrease the efficacy of the birth control pills for that cycle. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant when your on birth control?

Nothing is perfect: Every form of birth control has a small percent failure rate. It does make it much more difficult but not completely impossible. ...Read more

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What happens if you take birth control while pregnant?

Probably nothing: The pill contains estrogen and progesterone, both of which are normally produced in higher levels when you are pregnant. You should not take ocp's when prengant - but if you do it is not likely to be harmful. ...Read more

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How could someone get pregnant while on birth control?

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

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Could I still get pregnant even if I use birth control?

Could I still get pregnant even if I use birth control?

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

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How to get pregnant even though you're on birth control?

Not sure what is: Being asked. If you are trying to become pregnant - please don't take oral contraceptives. It is possible to become pregnant on oral contraceptives because no form of birth control is 100% effective. ...Read more

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Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

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

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How can I get pregnant fast? I'm not on any birth control

How can I get pregnant fast? I'm not on any birth control

Fast?: By having sex on any or all of the five days leading up to when you ovulate. That means days eight to thirteen in a 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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What should I do if I get pregnant while on birth control?

What should I do if I get pregnant while on birth control?

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

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Will my girlfriend get pregnant if she takes birth control?

Options vary: Birth control methods vary in effectiveness==see the chart http://www. Contraceptivetechnology. Org/table. Html
sterilization (male and female), iuds, and implants are the most effective. Consistent use of a method is important for it to be as effective as it can be. ...Read more

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I just got off birth control and im trying to get pregnant?

I just got off birth control and im trying to get pregnant?

Have fun!: The best is to have sex 2-3 times weekly and enjoy not worrying about it. Most couples will get pregnant within 6-8 months. Some will take a few months longer. If not pregnant within 1 year, seek help. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant faster if I take birth control then stop?

Can I get pregnant faster if I take birth control then stop?

Probably not: It is not likely that taking birth control pills will improve your fertility. It can take a normal couple up to 18 months to achieve a conception. Be patient, but if you have been ttc for over a year it is reasonable to see your ob/gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant on my 5th day of birth control?

Yes: If you are taking oral contraceptives with no back up contraceptives you may become pregnant. Use a back up plan of contraception for the first month on the oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get pregnant once off birth control?

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

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Will it hurt my baby if I got pregnant while on birth control?

Will it hurt my baby if I got pregnant while on birth control?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more