Originally Posted by livinon1
I was just wondering about something after discussing it with a friend of mine. If you are on bc, and have sex the first day of your placebo pills, and then have you period 2 and 1/2 days later, could you still get pregnant? I had the understanding that when on bc, you're prevented from having (or releasing) a mature ovum. But then my mother conceived after missing only 1 day on her pill. I had also understood that if you have you're period then you are not pregnant, but then I've also heard you can get pregnant while on the period. Sorry, just massively confused by the whole thing. Can anyone shed some light?
Well i will try my best to help both of you. First to answer your question, if you have sex the first day of your placebo pills and then get your period 2 1/2 days later I would have to say no. Ofcourse anythings possible with sex...go figure but from my knowledge NO is the brighter answer. I could use myself as an example and say ive been on BC for 2 years now and i usually end up having sex right on my first day of placebos or right before im expecting to get my period on my placebos and it still always comes and its a normal period. Now, if you get something that kind of looks like a period but really you feel it isn't that might be a different case. Also if you think that on BC you are prevented from releasing a mature ovum..then you are right. But as you say that your mother missed only one day on her pill and still got pregnant..that is possible. thats why they say never to miss any pills and always take them at same time. she must be more fertile than others.
now when it comes to this question that you asked ::
I had also understood that if you have you're period then you are not pregnant, but then I've also heard you can get pregnant while on the period. Sorry, just massively confused by the whole thing. Can anyone shed some light?
the answer is that i would say 98% of the time you have your period. a totally regular full blown period with nothing abnormal. you are not pregnant. you are safe. but like i said before anythings possible with sex and some women do get there periods and are still pregnant, it just isnt a very likely thing is all. but it has happened. some women even experienced pinkish blood that they think is there period when really its a sign the egg is planting itself in the uterus. but that doesnt happen often either im just letting you know.
I suppose the only way you truly know is to get a blood test if you are really wondering if your PG. Always pay attention to how you get ur period ands when you get them and what they look like when engaging in sex. because once your period looks abnormal that could be ur first sign!
hopefully i helped. please let me know :-)