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Took 1 pill 12 hrs late, could I be pregnant?

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Worryport Sun 30-Aug-09 10:34:54


Last cycle I took one of my pills in the morning instead of the night before,

We had sex that evening.

Its now 14 days since the incident, however my pill packet finished 3 nights ago and there is no sign of my period.

It usually starts within 24 hours. Definatly would have streaks by now at least.

I have period pains but had them with my pregnancies too.

Worryport Sun 30-Aug-09 10:39:57

Also I know the only way to know is to test, but Im going to leave it till Wed if my period still has not started, I was just asking if a 12 hour delay of 1 pill could result in pregnancy.

Worryport Sun 30-Aug-09 11:01:40


beanieb Sun 30-Aug-09 11:04:57

in my experience, no. I was a bit slapdash with my pill and never got accidentally pregnant. Mind you - since I have been trying to deliberately get pregnant I haven't managed it either so perhaps my fertility has never been that gread.

I think it could depend on if you are on the mini pill or not? Sounds like you are on the combined pill if you are having a break between packets?

I think with the combined pill, taking it a bit late is less likely to be a problem.

It could be worry delaying your period.

Good luck and I hope that whatever happens you are ok.

stubbyfingers Sun 30-Aug-09 11:08:44

That is how I understood it beanie; that the combined pill can be taken up to 12 hours late with no probs whereas you have only a three hour 'window' with the progesterone only pill. I think it explains it in the leaflet if you've still got it.

pixiestix Sun 30-Aug-09 14:22:54

Would think it was very very unlikely Worryport. But not completely impossible.
As you say, the only way to know is to test!

TrillianAstra Sun 30-Aug-09 14:27:17

It's possible to be pregnant even if you use the pills entirely correctly.

But if you're on the sort of pill where you have a break they say you can take it up to 12 hours later and it'll be fine.

Take a test if you want to know for sure. Or just wait...

PinkTulips Sun 30-Aug-09 14:32:56

my friends period used to disappear everytime she started to panic she was pregnant... the worry would stop her coming on and as soon as she'd gotton a -ive test it would start. Test now smile

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