How to tell if the BC pills are working and working properly?
It's a question out of curiosity - Say, when we take pain killers and see a relief of headache, we know that the pain killer is effective in relieving pain. But how can you tell if the Birth Control pills are working (i.e., effective in preventing pregnancy)???? What are the signs that indicate that your pills are not working properly (fail to work)?
Thanks for sharing in advance.
Last edited by poneystenson; 06-07-2007 at 04:04 PM.
Re: How to tell if the BC pills are working and working properly?
I think in the case of birth control pills, it's just a trust thing. That's all you can do really, because the only way to know they are not working is if you get pregnant.
I remember a long long time ago reading that if you spotted between periods, it meant that your pill wasn't strong enough, but I've heard so much contrary to that since then, that I have no idea if that was even remotely true...
Maybe women who've had their pill fail on them, even though they were taken perfectly, could tell you if there were any signs...