Hi just need some advice I had my period like normal but forgot to restart taking my pill and started it 2/3 days late. In this time I have had sex with my partner who I already have a child with. Is it possible I could fall pregnant this early in my cycle?
- Thread Starter
- 03-04-2013 19:56
- PS Reviewer
- 03-04-2013 20:15
Yes. It would be best to get emergency contraception.
- 03-04-2013 22:39
Yes, the pill means you don't have a cycle as such as it stops you from ovulating. If you've missed it the hormone levels will have changed in your body so you may have ovulated. When using (and missing) hormonal contraception "this early in cycle" is meaningless as your body is not having a natural cycle
- 04-04-2013 17:43
Possibly. You could be pregnant, but you're probably not, if only because there's only about a 25% chance of pregnancy if you have sex when you're not ovulating.
The cut off point for the morning after pill is 72 hours, for the IUD 120 hours (5 days). So if it's been longer than that, you can't do anything about possible pregnancy now; wait, and if you miss your next period take a pregnancy test.
Remember that it takes a week of regularly taking the pill after you miss one (or several) for it to start working again properly, so either abstain from sex or use condoms for that period.