Could I be Pregnant?!/Could i be pregnant?


My pill pack started on the 3rd of February, I took two pills late in my first beige (active) week of tablets. I had unprotected sex on Thursday (20th), Friday (21st), Saturday (22nd) and Sunday (23rd). I missed Friday’s pill by 13 hours. My period usually lasts from Tuesday to Friday or Saturday but this month it was lighter than normal and only lasted from Tuesday morning to Wednesday night.

My breasts have been tender and my lower back has been sore for 4 days.
What are the chances of pregnancy, should i worry about a test?

Hi Shelby, Thanks for your question. Of course, it is possible to get pregnant, even if you take the pill exactly correctly. There is no method of birth control that is 100% safe in preventing pregnancy. It does sound like you could have pregnancy symptoms. You can get a free pregnancy test at a local pregnancy center. To find a center near you, go to or and click on the worldwide directory. Please let me know what happens. You can email me at so we can talk more.

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I'll be on vacation for a few days. You may email me at if you need to talk during this time. Please be patient as I will be out of town for a few days and may not be able to access email.
I can answer questions about pregnancy tests and symptoms of pregnancy. I can offer networking and resources for local pregnancy testing and resource centers. I can answer questions about various birth control methods. If I am "maxed out" you can email me at to reach me privately.


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