i take the bc pill, marvelon to be exact. my cycle starts on friday, and i usually get my period on the monday of my placebo pills week, i.e. 3 days after i start taking the placebo pills.
my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex today, but i realized i had just started my hormone free week. am i in danger of getting pregnant? i really have no time to go and get a morning after pill since i work early in the morning for the two following days, but if it's necessary i'll make time to go.
or should i just wait to get my period? and if i don't, take a pregnancy test? thank you for any help!
Posts: 3 | From: Canada | Registered: Oct 2006
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Just as long as you've been taking your pills on time for one full cycle, you have nothing to worry about.
Basically, the hormones in the pill trick your body into thinking you've already ovulated, therefore suppressing ovulation. The placebo week allows your hormone levels to drop, which is what naturally happens when fertilization doesn't occur, which triggers a withdrawal bleed. It is perfectly safe to have intercourse during that time, since your body already "knows" you're not pregnant. I hope that makes sense!
You have absolutely nothing to worry about as long as you've taken the pills as directed.
Posts: 4636 | From: USA/Northern Europe | Registered: Oct 2005
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I have a related question and didn't want to waste a spot to post on. My gf took her pill very regularly all month long except the last day of her hormone pills. She missed that last day, and took it 11 hours later when she remembered. Should we seek EC or is it not much of a worry because it was the last day of hormone?
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