Maternal & Child Community
I missed two pills... started to spot... will I ovulate if I continue t...
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

I missed two pills... started to spot... will I ovulate if I continue taking the pill?

Hello, I feel rather ignorant being 25 years old and not knowing the answer to this question but I started taking the pill at the beginning of June '07, so this is only my second month, I started this pack July 15 and my LMP began July 11.  We took a weekend trip last weekend (July 20-22) and I forgot my pills.  I had some breakthrough bleeding (just spotting) on Sunday and I stopped spotting yesterday (Monday).  There was sex involved Saturday night and Monday night.  Will I ovulate since I missed Friday and Saturday's pills and if so could I become pregnant?  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Related Discussions
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
172023_tn?1334675884
You certainly could have ovulated.  So..you missed Friday and Saturday, and had sex Saturday and Sunday?  There is a  patient package insert with each pack, telling you what to do if you miss pills.  But certainly you could have ovulated.

Heres the standard advice, but it can vary depending on the type of pill.  YOU SHOULD HAVE USED BACKUP, REGARDLESS of pill type.  

Missed Pills: During the Cycle

1 pill missed: Take it as soon as you remember and take your next pill at your usual time. This may mean taking two pills in one day.
2 pills missed in a row in the first two weeks: Take two pills on the day you remember and two pills the next day. Finish the rest of the pack as usual. Use a backup form of birth control for one week.
2 pills missed in a row in the third week: Keep taking one pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, set aside the rest of the pack, including the spacers, and start taking a new pack of pills. Use a backup form of birth control for one week.
3 or more pills missed in a row anytime: Keep taking one pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, set aside the rest of the pack and start taking a new pack of pills. Use a backup form of birth control for two weeks.

The important thing is to always have a back up method available if you miss pills.   If you miss your next period, take a pregnancy test.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you peekawho.  I have just one more issue... This afternoon I began having pains, like cramps, mainly on my right side.  Could this be a sign of ovulation or could it just be that because I messed up on my pills I could be starting my period?
Blank
172023_tn?1334675884
Are you still taking your pills?  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
yes, I started back on them sunday... and I read what you posted yesterday and found that I was doing it correctly... I took two Sunday when I got home and I took two Monday so last night when I took my "Tuesday pill" I was back on track, so my point is that I did play "catch up" like I should have.
Blank
172023_tn?1334675884
But you didn't use backup birth control so you still could get pregnant.  So you still could have ovulated and conceived.  Hopefully not.  The pill does also make the uterine lining and cervical mucus somewhat inhospitable for conception, so things may still work out ok.

If you don't get your period when you start the inert pills, test right away for pregnancy or see your doctor.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
arlandonbloom
CO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bsmom09
1527510_tn?1392304944
Blank
Carly1306
United Kingdom