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Pregnancy Common On Birth Control
I am on birth control take it religiously boyfriend pulled out before orgasming how common is pregnancy?
Very low chance: The pregnancy rate on birth control is about 1 to 5 % per year depending on the type of birth control you use. You also say you do "pull out", but that really doesn't decrease your risk of pregnancy much as sperm are present in precum. So while the chance of getting pregnant is low, it's not zero. ...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
First month without birth control (beyaz), and I have missed my period completely. Is this common? Pregnancy test was negative.
Not rare: The first period after stopping birth control pills can be a bit delayed. Were your periods regular or irregular before starting the pills? If they were irregular before, they may well be irregular now. Chart them. If you don't want to be pregnant, choose another method of birth control if you have sex. If you do want to be pregnant, be sure you're taking a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid). ...Read more
How common is it in pregnancies to have any type of bleeding whether it be heavy or not. (on birth control and have periods but scared Imightbe prego)?
No: It won't have that effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
BCP: Best to consult your ob/gyn first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Take a pregnancy: Test to know one way or the other. ...Read more
Preventing pregnancy: Pregnancy happens when a man has intercourse with a fertile women during the time that she ovulates. A way to prevent pregnancy (but still have intercourse) is to use birth control. Birth control comes in a variety of forms such as pills, implants in the skin or the uterus, injections, foams, vaginal inserts, etc. There is even emergency contraception that you can take AFTER intercourse! ...Read more
Depends on the type: You don't say what kind of birth control you are using. But let's say 100 women took birth contro for a year. If they were using the iud or had their tubes tied, less than 1 a year would get pregnant. If they were using the patch, pills, vaginal ring, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot or breast feeding, between 2-9 would get pregnant. Condoms, withdrawal and barriers? Between 15-20 women. ...Read more
If you're pregnant: Stopping birth control doesn't cause symptoms. Normal menstrual cycles can cause symptoms that can mimic pregnancy--premenstrual breast tenderness, bloating. Do a pregnancy test. If you don't want to be pregnant, choose a different method. If you do, take prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid to lower the risks of birth defects. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: There are no signs or symptoms to tell if you are pregnant for sure. A pregnancy test would be very useful! ...Read more
Not until second pac: If you start the first pack in the middle of your cycle, then you will not be protected during that first pack. If you start the first pack during your period, most women are protected that first month ...Read more
Do a quick HPT: Home pregnancy tests are easy to do, fast, and highly accurate. So, u can get this answer in just a few minutes. Every normal menstruating female experiences some symptoms/changes of her cycles during the reproductive years, so it is hard to tell from what you experience; even being on the pill you can still get pregnant--chance is low. If you have additional concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Take pregnancy test: Early pregnancy symptoms include breast tenderness and nausea and needing to urinate more frequently. Most people who are on the pill when they get pregnant will also miss the period. If you are concerned take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Really??: What tests are positive? What tests are negative? All tests can be falsely positI've and falsely negative (obviously not at the same time). There are better and worse tests. Discuss with your doc. Either way, the truth will out! ...Read more
She is on birth control I pre came in her a little now she is haveing pregnancy symptoms is she pregnant?
Easy to check: Urine home pregnancy tests are cheep & available over the counter. They are rarely positive before a woman misses her period and then can be falsely negative until she's far enough along. BC is usually very effective if used correctly, but can fail under a variety of circumstances. The vague symptoms common to early pregnancy are not specific to that process. ...Read more
I know birth control doesn't protect you 100% from pregnancy but will doing the pull out method as well help?
And adding a condom will decrease it further, and adding spermicidal jelly even more.
But failure rates of bcp's is very low. About 3/1000. ...Read more
Does day one start for birth control really protect you against pregnancy right away as it says on the package?
?????: I always advise my patients to complete a full cycle of birth control pills before trusting them completely. It is far better to use a back up method (condoms) for the first month. AAnd please DO remember that irth control pills do not protect against STIs. ...Read more
If birth control is taken everyday, but 4-5 hrs late on occasion, how much is protection from pregnancy affected?
Is there a type/brand of birth control that doesn't or barely protects against pregnancy? Can you still get pregnant on it?
Nothing is perfect:
But most common reason for contraceptive failure is due to improper use. All approved contraceptive medications and devices are very effective (greater than 90% effective when used properly). Reference: http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/contraception-guide/pages/how-effective-contraception. Aspx
some have higher failure rate because they are more prone to improper use. That is the main factor. ...Read more
If you get pregnant while on birth control is it possible for it to mess up your pregnancy horamone for your next pregnancy?
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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