It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Women's Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-12-2003, 12:04 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 52
melissa9845 HB User
Question Menstrual Cycle question

OK, ive been on the pill for a month. Im on my 2nd pack, and been on it for a week and 2 days. It thought it is supposed to take at least 3 months before it wroks. My question is could i get pregnant if sprem got inside on the last 4 days of first week of the new pack ? I know you get pregnant during ovalation, but im not sure when this occurs. if anyone understands what im asking please reply. Thanks a bunch

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-12-2003, 01:01 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 628
Greenoctopus18 HB User

Hello. It really depends on where you were in your cycle when you first began taking the pill. If you started taking the pill on the first day of your period you would have been protected against pregnancy from then on. Otherwise, you are supposed to wait 2 weeks or so. Most doctors will say to wait one month before trusting the pill (i.e. not using a barrier from of protection, such as condoms).

The three months you are thinking of is how long it may take your body to get used to the extra hormones. You may be protected from day 1 (if you started as I mentioned above), but it may take your body awhile to accept the change. This just means the side-effects, such as nausea and breast tenderness. The side-effects should gradually diminish and by month 3 shoudl hopefully be gone. If not, and you don't want to put up with them, you can always see the doctor and get a lower-dose of the pill. I know you didn't ask this. I just thought you might like to know.

In answer to your question..
After the month you should be over 99% protected by the pill.. if you have been taking it on time and every day. So there is always a VERY small chance of pregnancy no matter how long you have been taking the pill and where you are in your cycle.

One of the purposes of the pill is to supress ovulation. i.e. an egg is not released to be fertilised, so you cannot get pregnant.
If you take your pills correctly the whole month you should be protected throughout the next month, and the months to follow that.

This includes during the first week of pills after you start a new packet.

I hope your question is fully answered somewhere in all of that.

You shouldn't worry.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
menstrual cycle question JLYNN87 Birth Control 3 01-15-2010 05:22 AM
Menstrual cycle and IBS Okiitako Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 0 04-15-2009 05:50 PM
Question about stress and menstrual cycle superstressed Stress 0 11-22-2008 04:35 PM
Lupus Affect on Menstrual Cycle Blessed4Life Lupus 2 04-30-2008 04:40 PM
Morning after pill and menstrual cycle? davva77 Birth Control 2 01-20-2008 05:24 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:53 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!