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How likely are you to get pregnant if you don't finish your birth control pills have a period and have sex everyday after?

How likely are you to get pregnant if you don't finish your birth control pills have a period and have sex everyday after?

Possible: There are many factors that need to occur to result in a pregnancy. The risk of pregnancy increases without protection or birth control. Even with birth control that is used perfectly there is a risk of pregnancy. So if you are trying to get pregnant...then you are on your way. If you are trying not to get pregnant, then look further into prevention options. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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How likely am I to get pregnant if I have missed six birth control pills?

How likely am I to get pregnant if I have missed six birth control pills?

At risk: If you are missing your birth control pill, you are no longer "protected" and are at risk for pregnancy. Use another method of contraception for this month if you don't want to get pregnant. ...Read more

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During what week of active birth control pills are you more likely to get pregnant if you miss some? Week 1, 2 or 3?

During what week of active birth control pills are you more likely to get pregnant if you miss some? Week 1, 2 or 3?

Not how it works: Your ovaries are suppressed on pills so you don't ovulate. The ovaries are the same throughout the month. The risk of pregnancy from missing pills is the same on any day when you are on the pill. From your ovaries perspective there is not week 1, 2 or 3. There is only on the pill and off the pill. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get pregnant from Precum if I missed two birth control pills on different days on week two but made them up?

How likely is it to get pregnant from Precum if I missed two birth control pills on different days on week two but made them up?

Might be: The pill works by fooling your body into thinking it is already pregnant (hormones), if the body detects a decline in the hormones (missed pills) you may ovulate. Doubling up may not prevent it. Precum has enough sperm to get you pregnant, but less than a full ejaculate. It is best to add a form of BC if you are forgetful. ...Read more

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I take my birth control pills everyday at the same time. I have sex very regularly and I don't use a condom. How likely is it for me to get pregnant?

I take my birth control pills everyday at the same time. I have sex very regularly and I don't use a condom. How likely is it for me to get pregnant?

Unlikely: It is unlikely if you take your birth control as you should. However it is not impossible and it would decrease the likelihood even more if you used condoms. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant on birth control pills if u take them different times?

Can u get pregnant on birth control pills if u take them different times?

Depends: The pill works by providing your body with a relatively constant level of hormone that tricks it into thinking you are already pregnant, so you do not release eggs. If the level falls far enough, egg release may be triggered. If you take the pill within several hours of a set time it will probably work fine. If you forget/skip or otherwise delay too much, it may happen. ...Read more

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Curious: internet is flooded with women who get pregnant on birth control pills, and have regular "periods". What is actual likelihood of this?

Curious: internet is flooded with women who get pregnant on birth control pills, and have regular "periods". What is actual likelihood of this?

Perfect vs typical: When birth control is used ideally it has a very good success rate - less than 1% of females will get pregnant. When it is used typically it has a measurable failure rate of about 8%. Some women really can't remember to take meds, or refill on time, etc.... ...Read more

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How likely is it to become pregnant on birth control pills?

How likely is it to become pregnant on birth control pills?

Very unlikely: Birth control pill companies like to quote statistics that the pills are 99% effective. Maybe under the most ideal of circumstances, but most experts agree that in practical real life use, the pill about 97-98% effective. That means an annual risk of about 2-3% chance of pregnancy. Add condoms, and you approach 0% risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant while on birth control pills?

Can you still get pregnant while on birth control pills?

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

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Is it possible to get pregnant if you take birth control pills?

It can happen: If you miss a pill, if u are taking antibiotics at the same time and not using backup if u do not absorb the pill or vomit up a pill, if u think u are please do a home test, if - then see your gyn for a blood test. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant if u take birth control pills at different times?

Can u get pregnant if u take birth control pills at different times?

Depends: The failure rate for the "pill"is often cited as 5%/yr & many variables are included in that number. It works by placing a steady amount of hormone in your body that tricks it into thinking you are pregnant, so eggs are saved rather than released. If there is delay or you skip, your circulating level may fall enough to allow release. A few hours either way is unlikely to matter, consistency works best ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant even after taking birth control pills?

Is it possible to get pregnant even after taking birth control pills?

Pregnancy: If you have been taking the birth control pill as directed the chance of you being pregnant is close as possible to zero. If you want extra protection (which also prevents std's) have your partner wear a condom. See your doc to help u if u think ur pregnant. ...Read more

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I took birth control pills march and april. Can I get pregnant in may?

I took birth control pills march and april. Can I get pregnant in may?

Without them, yes: If you don't take the oral contraceptive pills in May and engage in unprotected sexual activity, then yes you can get pregnant. ...Read more

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How much time after getting off birth control pills can I get pregnant?

Immediately: If there is no other reason for infertility like blocked tubes, hormonal issues, probably right away. ...Read more

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How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

Immediately: The pills are supposed to be taken daily and even preferably same time. You can get get pregnant after missing your pills for 2-3days. This humble doctor has a "personal experience", She is 13 next week. Cheers ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

It depends: It depends on the person but one can ovulate that first cycle right after stopping the pill and get pregnant. ...Read more

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What exactly does birth control pills actually do so you can't get pregnant?

What exactly does birth control pills actually do so you can't get pregnant?

Prevent ovulation: The pill suppresses ovulation. When one is on the pill, their body receives a higher than normal amount of estrogen (from the pills), and this acts as a negative feedback signal to stop the body from producing and releasing eggs (ovulation). ...Read more

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How long after stopping birth control pills are you able to get pregnant again?

Very quickly: Usually you begin to ovulate in the first 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills. In fact some women will ovulate after just missing a couple of pills in a pack! ...Read more

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After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

Usually 1-2 months: As you do not know whether you are pregnant or not, and if you know when was the last period, . Get the pregnancy test done. Usually one gets pregnant in 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

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

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What to if I am taking birth control pills. Will it affect me to get pregnant later on?

What to if I am taking birth control pills. Will it affect me to get pregnant later on?

NO,,, your doc: Should have told u that bc pillsdo not affect fertility once you have stopped them and bc pills help prevent ovarian cysts from forming and if you ahve been on teh pill for 5 yrs it will decrease your risk of getting ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to try and get pregnant after stoping your birth control pills?

How long should you wait to try and get pregnant after stoping your birth control pills?

Off BCP's: A good rule of thumb is to use a reversible form of contraception such as condoms for a few cycles to allow your uterine lining to get back to normal. It is not too early to get on a good prenatal vit for the folic acid. ...Read more

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Yes can u get pregnant if u just started taking the birth control pills after having a baby?

Yes can u get pregnant if u just started taking the birth control pills after having a baby?

How soon after?: If you start the oral contraceptive at the 4 or 6 week exam with no post partum menstrual period, and there has NOT been any sexual contact, then you will need to use a "back up" method (condom, etc.) in addition to the pill because ovulation may already have occurred. If you wait until the first period after the baby, then daily use of the pill alone should be sufficient. ...Read more

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If the brown row of my birth control pills is inactive, does that mean I can still get pregnant while I'm taking them?

No..: The other 3 weeks of active pills are carefully measured and controlled as to when you take them (some packs are multidose, some are just one or two) so that you should end up not ovulating at all, making that one week of inactive pills not a threat because there should be no egg to fertilize even if you have unprotected sex. Also, the hormones make your cervical mucous thicker- harder for sperm ...Read more

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I' m on orto-tri ceclyn lo birth control pills for 20 days. My partner eyaculate in me yesterday! Will I get pregnant?

I' m on orto-tri ceclyn lo birth control pills for 20 days. My partner eyaculate in me yesterday! Will I get pregnant?

Low chance: Most hormonal birth control "grace period" is 2 weeks. You are close to 3 weeks now. Plan b emergency bc us for those who are not currently on a bc method. The likelihood is quite small. ...Read more

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Hi I just stopped taking my birth control pills september 29 and I would like to know how long will it take me to get pregnant?

Hi I just stopped taking my birth control pills september 29 and I would like to know how long will it take me to get pregnant?

Less than a year: 85% of couples get pregnant in the first year of trying - if you're 22 see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei) if you're not pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. See an rei sooner than a year if you have irregular cycles or either of you have known issues - like endometriosis, ovarian surgery, or a history of chlamydia or pid. ...Read more

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Yes if u just started taking birth control pills and your husband jack off in u after having babu can u get pregnant are u safe?

Yes if u just started taking birth control pills and your husband jack off in u after having babu can u get pregnant are u safe?

Hard to say: Many women do not release eggs in the early weeks after delivery, especially if they breastfeed. This process can take many months to start back on its own. Most docs recommend a backup plan for BC for about a month after starting the pill, though many companies have data their pill is effective after 2 wks. The simple answer is we don't know for sure. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on your "inactive" week of birth control pills? I do not understand how you are protected during that week still.

Can you get pregnant on your "inactive" week of birth control pills? I do not understand how you are protected during that week still.

Biology: That is the week your uterus is sloughing off its inner lining since no pregnancy occurred during ovulation 2 weeks earlier. No fertilized egg, no uterine lining = no pregnancy. You cannot become pregnant during menses. The fourth week of pills is to maintain consistency of dosing so you don't forget to take one when it counts. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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


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