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j. - May 11

some of you who have read my prior posts from months and months ago may be wondering why i ask the questions that i do. well, things are a bit complicated that's all. anyway, back on the pill, but missed 3 in a row(schedule's been hectic, just slipped my mind).....would a woman ovulate as soon as pills are missed or is it unlikely?

 

snugglybugglys - May 11

I missed one pill, well I actually just didn't take it the same time, but it was almost 24 hours, and I got prego right away. But I also got prego while on the patch, and IUD. So I'm a fertile mertile lol!

 

wantanotherbaby - May 11

When a woman has been taking active pills her ovaries will be in a resting state (ovulation cannot occur). She can miss seven active pills without the risk of ovulation (which is what occurs in the pill free interval). HTH! GL!

 

Lin - May 11

It all depends on the person whether or not missing pills is a problem, but I'm not sure exactly when ovulation would occur if it does. I was on the pill for 15 years and missed two in a row a few times and one pill several times and never ended up pregnant. Some women can miss one pill and get pregnant.

 

j. - May 11

i totally understand what you mean Lin about it really depending on the person. i've heard stories where it's taken religiously and bam, still bfp.....i've missed before too and worried for nothing.....except this time, it's 3....

 

Emma2 - May 12

You increase your chancves of ovulating when missing 2 or more pills but there is no actual studies done to know exactly when your suppose to ovulate. Like Lin said, it all depends on the person . I also have missed 3 pills and never got pregnant. Wait it out and see!

 

corinne - May 12

If you are on the pill you already have a 5% chance of getting pregnant. If you smoke then it increases the chance of becoming pregnant to like 15%.

 

Lin - May 12

That is blatantly NOT true. There is a 1% chance or less of getting pregnant on the pill in general, and smoking does not increase your chances of pregnancy, though it does increase your chances of cardiovascular problems.

 

Emma2 - May 12

Thats a complete bunch of BS Corrine....You have a 1% chance when it is taken properly this includes smokers! The only thing you increase your chances on when smoking while on the pill is strokes and clots!

 

Lin - May 12

Actually, it would probably be more accurate to say that there is no evidence thus far for a lowered effectiveness for smokers. The studies have not yet been done.

 

Emma2 - May 12

then it is 100% correct in saying thats simply not true. So me the proof ! I smoked while on the pill and I never got pregnant and neither did my sister and friends and 15% is a high number!

 

Emma2 - May 12

*** show me the proof***

 

corinne - May 12

you don't believe me go look for yourself.. http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1997/conceptbl.html Don't forget to take the - out

 

Lin - May 12

Now that you mention it, I smoked a pack a day for almost the entire 15 years I was on the pill. I never ended up pregnant.

 

corinne - May 12

And the reason why I say you increase your chances of becoming pregnant if you smoke while on the pill is because a doctor told me that.

 

Emma2 - May 12

No sorry thats simple just not true! Your dr. has an opinion based on nothing....15% chance is extremly high rate of failure and it is not indicated on any package of any BCP>

 

Lin - May 12

Corinne, your doctor probably said that, because it is known to effect your estrogen levels, but there are no conclusive studies on the topic. One cannot make a valid claim either way.

 

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