I have been on birth control for 2 years (apri). Ok I missed my pills on 12/8, 12/9, and 12/10. I took 2 of them on 12/11, and then two more on 12/12. I had brown spotting on the 11th and 12th but it ended at night on the 12th. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex last night on 12/13 and he ejaculated inside of me. I missed my pill yesterday, and needed to know if I should take 2 again today...Or just stop taking them for this month and start back again next month.
Also have another question...Does birth control stop you from ovulating?? I thought it did, but then didnt understand how people still get pregnant.
I have a 28 day cycle..And using an online calculator I would of ovulated on the 13th, which is the same day I had sex, and the same week I missed a lot of my pills.
First, when you're on the pill, you do not ovulate. The "period" you get every month comes from withdrawing the hormones when you take the placebo pills. This is why you had brown spotting after missing several days of pills. It is like taking the placebo pills. However, and I could be wrong, but I thought most forms of the pill require you to use backup protection the whole first week after skipping 2 or more active pills. That being said, you probably did not ovulate (odds are against it, though stranger things have happened). Your body most likely would have viewed the days you missed the pill as cycle day 1 (12/, and most women ovulate around day 14 of their cycles. Still, if you can't remember to take the pill on time regularly, you should look into the patch or nuvaring or something. Also, just off the pill, many women do not go perfectly back to their regular cycles, delaying ovulation even further (some do but many don't--it took me over 5 weeks to have a period again after I stopped the pill).