Pregnant On Birth Control

Depending on the birth control method used, the chances of pregnancy vary. If you are on oral contraceptive and take it every day at the same time, then it is 99 % effective. No harm will come to the fetus even if you get pregnant on birth control.

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What will be the effect of i-pill in accidental pregnancy post i-pill intake?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken i-pill (72 hours) within 18 hours of intercourse but still, I got pregnant. Will it cause any bad effect on the baby during pregnancy or after delivery? Can I continue this pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generally, i-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) does not cause any serious effects on pregnancy. But, you need to follow up with sonography at 11 weeks and double market test at 11-12 weeks to make sure that everything is fine.  Read Full »

I am spotting after missing a pill. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going to be really specific so that you can best help me. Six months back, I went to the doctor, and I was prescribed Ciprofloxacin HCl (Hydrochloride) for a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). I took the antibiotic for 7 days. I am taking an oral contraceptive, and I am sexually acti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to In my opinion, if you have had your period this month on time, and you have been on oral contraceptive (birth control) pills, then you are not pregnant at all. Sometimes, spotting continues longer with discharge in the initial days of the cycle because, during the previ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy after taking ECP?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my fiance for four times in the last 24 hours. Some of it was unprotected but we did use a condom each time and he ejaculated into it each time as well. But, in between he does not remember there was a high possibility that the pre-ejaculatory fluid contained some active s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The success of emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) like an I-pill or unwanted-72 remains 99 percent when the withdrawal bleeding is experienced within next 5-7 days thereby ruling out pregnancy completely due to shedding of endometrium. Another option besides ECP is t...  Read Full »

I am on OCP.Is there a chance to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on OCP for last five to six months. I was fine. What happened this month is, due to worry, I have overdosed myself with OCP. I took, 3 OCPs last Wednesday 3 OCPs last Friday 2 OCPs last Saturday 3 OCPs last Sunday by 7 PM Yesterday (Monday) I took only one OCP at 1:30 PM but I took ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. I am really concerned about your anxiety. Normally, there is no chance of getting pregnancy. But, you have taken 12 OCPs in six days Wednesday to Monday and one i-pill too.  Due to the excessive dosing, there is spotting. Even i...  Read Full »

Would the pill have damaged the fetus in any way now that I am pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, After having intercourse with my husband, I had taken Unwanted 72 within 12 hours of intercourse. But, I missed my periods and got pregnant. Now, my question is will this ECP damage the fetus in any way? I also want to let you know that six months back, I had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, you can continue the pregnancy after taking I-pill as it will not be harmful to your baby. But, yes if you had an abortion within one year, it may affect your health. So, take proper healt...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant while on hormonal contraceptive implant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I am using the Nexplanon contraceptive aid. It was inserted during my period at the time seven months ago. To date, I have had no issues with it apart from mild PMS symptoms occasionally and my periods are non-existent. A week and a half or so ago, I began t...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to Since you are on Nexplanon (hormonal contraceptive implant), the chances of pregnancy are very remote. Still, it has a failure rate of 0.5 %. So, the most important thing is to rule out pregnancy. As you have mentioned that the test line was faint and you are having...  Read Full »

Can an I-pill prevent pregnancy if sex is had in the fertile period?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex 10 days ago. She took an I-pill the very next day. Two days after the first sexual encounter, we again had sex and she again took an I-pill the very next day. Her LMP was a week before the first sexual encounter. She is also having a...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you have taken an emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. She can have late or delayed periods because of hormonal changes due to the pill. But definitely, she will be getting her periods. For more information consult ...  Read Full »

Am I at a risk of possible pregnancy after missing my contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor,  I am currently taking a low dose of combined birth control medication (Femme 20/100) containing 21 hormone tablets and 7 placebo tablets. I was on a higher dose of contraceptive medication (Microgynon 30). Microgynon 30 was switched to lower dose pill because of severe PMS type sympt...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you have missed three pills, you are not protected for this cycle for further intercourse. But, you were protected in earlier intercourse. To keep your cycle regular continue the present pack, but take extra precaution during this cycle. Use condoms. You can al...  Read Full »

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