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    Hi everyone,

    My girlfriend is on the pill and we have sex once a week or every two weeks. The first time we had sex was about 6 months ago and immediately afterwards we were both worried if she could be pregnant and we were waiting for her period which came. But every month I feel worried when we have sex that at the end of the month she will miss her period and be pregnant. Is this normal? I know that she takes her pill every day and she says I shouldn't worry but I feel that that's all that I do.

    Also she is due to finish her cycle on Sunday, however wants to take her pill for an extra two weeks as she doesn't want her period next week. I am worried that she shouldn't do this as surely once she carries on, she should take a completely new pack rather than just a pack for a week or two.

    Hopefully someone can help me out, or just give some words of advice or something as it is really bothering me, and has done for a while.

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    You can carry it on and it works as normal. Although she will probably get some breakthrough bleeding at some point (but it is usually so light its easy to ignore)

    If you're this worried about it why dont you use condoms as well as the pill. They make the risks when combined with the pill incredibly minimal. Pill+condoms tends to be reccommended by most Doctors ive talked to. It just makes sense really.
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    The pill is highly effective so you don't need to be worried really. Try to relax. If it bothers you that much you could use condoms as well.

    And it's fine to take the pill for an extra 2 weeks but not the full pack, your gf does know what she's doing lol.
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    (Original post by big_boy)
    Hi everyone,

    My girlfriend is on the pill and we have sex once a week or every two weeks. The first time we had sex was about 6 months ago and immediately afterwards we were both worried if she could be pregnant and we were waiting for her period which came. But every month I feel worried when we have sex that at the end of the month she will miss her period and be pregnant. Is this normal? I know that she takes her pill every day and she says I shouldn't worry but I feel that that's all that I do.

    Also she is due to finish her cycle on Sunday, however wants to take her pill for an extra two weeks as she doesn't want her period next week. I am worried that she shouldn't do this as surely once she carries on, she should take a completely new pack rather than just a pack for a week or two.

    Hopefully someone can help me out, or just give some words of advice or something as it is really bothering me, and has done for a while.

    Thanks
    Yeah its normal to be worried, my boyfriend worries about it so we use condoms as well as me getting the injection. If used correctly, male condoms are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy. The injection is over 99% so, by using both we dramatically decrease the chance.

    If she is good at remembering the pill then thats fine, I changed to the injection becasue I wasn't good at remembering.

    I would suggest maybe you start using condoms aswell, hopefully this will help you relax as the risk is reduced, plus remember you can get loads of different types so I am sure you'll find a type you like and don't mind using.

    Also, it might help to discuss (if you haven't already) what yous would do if she did fall pregnant.
    I personally used to be totally 100% against abortion, but since it became something I actually may need to consider one day my opinion has changed and I now would most likely get an abortion if I fell pregnant. I think telling my boyfriend this helpped him relax slightly.

    xx
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    Thank you to all three of you, we spoke last night about the subject and we're going to try and stick to using both condoms and the pill as that way the risks are almost next to nothing and it avoids unnecessary worrying.

    Once again thanks, my mind is slightly more at ease
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    If she wants to skip her next period she shud take the entire next pack not just 2 weeks of it.
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    She should check the leaflet, but for most combined pills it is fine to take an extra week or two of pills before having the week break, as long as she has taken at least 21 pill correctly and does not extend the break past the allowed 7 days.
 
 
 
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