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Stargirl85
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well this month i was really good with taking the pill.. between 6-7PM every day, i was never late. (I'm on alesse 28 just to clarify incase it somehow comes up). I've been on it for over a year, never had any problems. Anyways on the last day of my pack, I forgot and was awake at 3AM in the morning and took it then.. so I pretty much completely missed that one and I heard missing them at the end of a pack and at the beginning is REALLY bad. How bad are my chances of getting pregnant? I get my period every wednesday morning, so I should get it today.. but I'm sort of stressing out on that last pill. HELP!
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KittenGoddess
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Since it was at the end of your pack, there's probably nothing to worry about. You may find that your withdrawl bleed (remember, you don't have real periods on the pill) is a bit early or a bit late, but overall it should be ok. You have more to be concerned about if you miss or are extremely late on a pill at the beginning of a cycle rather than at the very very end.

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Stila
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Hi, I've been on the pill for 6 monhts now and I was about 10 hours late in taking my 3rd pill of a new pack. am I still safe or should I double up in protection for the remainder of the month?
Thanks!

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-Lauren-
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Combination pills have a grace period of 12 hours in which protection is not significantly compromised. You should be safe, but if you want extra reassurance, you can back up for one week, as is often recommended for missed pills. [Smile]
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meeneecat
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I've been reading about cervical observation and other monthly cycle observations for predicting when you are fertile and not fertile. I recommend every girl chart, observe and keep track of her cycles. You would be surprised at how much bodies are capable. I noticed after observing my cycles for a while and noticed that everything was in sync with the moon and i could count on my period starting each time there was a full moon. amazing! anyway I think it's a good tool for anyone who is having sex and wants to know when that "worry" period is, since it is virtually impossible to get pregnant without having that "fertile" period (about 7 days). Please note I'm not at all advocating not using condoms or anything like that - because you should always protect yourself, but it is another helpful tool. Here's a few websites that talk about cycle observation and cervical observation.

http://www.ovulation-calculator.com/preconception/commonsigns.htm

http://www.sisterzeus.com/cervob.htm

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dailicious
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Meena, again, this area is for Volunteer and Staff response ONLY. While we appreciate your wanting to help, please keep your posts to other forums, not these top two.

Lastly, while charting is certainly not a bad idea at all in terms of knowing your cycles, and to pair with condom use, it's a little bit out of place when replying in a post about birth control pill use - when on hormonal, charting is ineffective, because there's nothing to chart when you don't ovulate!

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Leabug
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[Edit: oops, got beaten to it!]

[ 07-25-2007, 11:40 PM: Message edited by: Leabug ]

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meeneecat
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I'm sorry I didn't know the rules. Now I do. I won't post again. Please delete my post from this topic. Thank you.

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