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I started taking Seasonique at the beginning of June 08 and I took and then I missed 5 days of it because I was out of town and forgot to take it with me, once I got it back I started taking it and then I had sex. He pulled out, but didn't wear a condom. It said that you should wait 7 days and use another method for a week to let it start working. So we did that and then he didn't pull out and just came in me. I missed a day sometimes, but like it said I just took two the next day.

What are the chances I could be pregnant??
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replied July 19th, 2008
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If you missed 5 days of your pill, you're at high risk for getting pregnant if you have sex during the right time of the month. You cannot miss pills and expect to be protected from pregnancy. Even taking pills 100% correctly does not mean you are 100% protected. Also, pulling out is NOT an effective method of birth control. You can and will get pregnant if you keep up both of those practices. When it suggests to use another method, they mean wearing a condom. I can't give you any percentage, just suggest you take a pregnancy test if you haven't had a period since the beginning of June. As soon as you miss a period, you can test. If you want to be safe from pregnancy please start using the pills at the same time every day and do not miss them. Good luck.
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replied July 19th, 2008
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but I'm taking seasonique, only 4 periods a year...
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replied July 19th, 2008
i got pregant on bc
i would go months without periods (due to a 6 year battle with bulimia and some other issues) i had 3 months of regular periods (on the pill) but took some antibiotics for a sinus infection... i guess the start of my periods and the antibiotics screwing with my birth control plus some unprotected sex = me pregnant. so it does happen, and it may be possible for you to be preg. unfortunately only time will tell...
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replied July 20th, 2008
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Yes, but if Seasonique was ineffective, you'd be late for your next period. That's why they suggest testing every month because you may not expect a period for 4 months and find out only at that point that you're not pregnant. I got pregnant using birth control perfectly and it happens a lot. If it's been over 14 days since ANY unprotected sex (and this includes pulling out) you can test for pregnancy.
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replied July 20th, 2008
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It sounds like you're having a hard time remembering to take your pills...maybe you should try some other form of b.c.....bc the more pills you miss the higher the chance of an unwanted pregnancy....
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replied July 20th, 2008
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worrywart01 wrote:
It sounds like you're having a hard time remembering to take your pills...maybe you should try some other form of b.c.....bc the more pills you miss the higher the chance of an unwanted pregnancy....


I absolutely agree. Some women aren't good with taking pills - I know I'm not. I'd forget to take them all the time, and that's scary when you're trying to prevent pregnancy. Maybe you should look into an IUD instead. It's effective for years, it can be removed any time, and you don't have to remember to do anything for it to be effective.
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replied July 20th, 2008
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I tried to get my mom to get that IUD thing, but she said that there are to many risks that she's heard of with it. I don't really want to get that shot though, I don't like it.
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replied July 20th, 2008
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Ask her to weigh the risks of the IUD against the risks of you becoming pregnant again. Explain to her that you're having trouble remembering your pills.
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replied July 20th, 2008
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What about the contraceptive implant that goes in your arm? That's what I'm getting after I've had this baby. The Mirena IUD didn't agree with me, I bled constantly.. & the type of pill I was on before I got pregnant pretty much turned me into a psychopath, so I'm hoping the implant will be a better choice for me.

Do some research into different forms of contraception & talk to your mum about it.. I'm sure she'd rather you use an effective method of birth control than risk an unwanted pregnancy.
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