I've been reading many different opinions on what is considered a late pill. My NP said if it's more than a couple hours, to use back up. And plenty of other medical professionals say that you're fine if you take it within 12 hours of the normal time. I'm just confused. I have only taken it at the most within a 2-3 hour window (plus or minus) my usual time. Is this okay? I forget sometimes or just take it early if I have some conflict at my usual time.
Also, if I have sex on my last active pill and still get a withdrawal bleed am I considered not pregnant still even though I bleed so soon after sex? What about having sex on the inactive week after my period ends (day 27-28)? Does the next pack protect me during this time or does the previous pack?
Sorry for all the questions, just need some clarification.