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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. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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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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


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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