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Has anyone here got pregnant despite being on the pill?

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TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:16:57

I can't be arsed to name change.

The chances are pretty small aren't they? I have little to back up a niggling feeling, other than going off 2 foods i usually love, and feeling nauseous today.

I was on the jab, then a few days after it needed re-doing i started on the pill. Around this time DH and i had sex.

Have asked DH to pick up a test on his way home just in case.

It's a small chance isn't it? hmm

lulumama Wed 06-Aug-08 13:18:16

depends really.. depending on when you start the pill can affect its effectiveness i think?always a small chance. hope you get the answer you want

Ewe Wed 06-Aug-08 13:19:57

I fell preg on pill. One in a hundred chance isn't that small really!

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:25:44

i don't know whether i feel sick because i'm thinking about it. it's such a small chance, but i can't shake the feeling.

Bronze Wed 06-Aug-08 13:28:36

I fell pregnant with dc3 when I was on the pill. I hadn't missed any, wasn't ill and not on any medication. It was celeste (sp?) and since then I've spoken to a couple of people who fell pregnant on the saem one.

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:29:54

that's what i'm on.

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 06-Aug-08 13:31:02

Aren't you supposed to use condoms for the first few weeks of starting on the pill?

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 06-Aug-08 13:31:32

yup. with dd1 twas a shock to say the least. but i wouldnt change things now smile

oh and the pill takes 7 days to start working properly unless you take it immediately after your period finishes. sorry but it does like you could be.

bronze i was on celeste and also not on any other medication and hadnt missed any and been taking it for nearly a year.

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:33:59

By DisenchantedPlusBump on Wed 06-Aug-08 13:31:02
Aren't you supposed to use condoms for the first few weeks of starting on the pill?

For a week, yes. But the jab was PROBABLY still doing something, and i was breastfeeding, so i didn't bother. I THINK we had sex a few days after the pill started, but i'm not sure.

Knowing my pill brand didn't work for 2 people on here at least is a bit aarrrgggghhhhhh.

FioFio Wed 06-Aug-08 13:35:23

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TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:37:17

will know in 2.5hrs, so will have to just stay calm. I have little evidence, and it's a small chance, so deep breaths i think.

FioFio Wed 06-Aug-08 13:38:02

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BellaDonna79 Wed 06-Aug-08 13:38:23

I got pregnant while on the pill, and we used condoms to be doubly safe. hmm Luckily I was married and very happy but at 21 I felt a little young! I was of the mindset at the time of 'well you got to give the little bugger some credit'

I hope you can find out soon and figure out what to do.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 06-Aug-08 13:39:00

could you be making yourself nauseous because you are panicking? dont let your self get wound up about it. its not the end of the world. you will be able to cope with it.

and you are right it is a small chance. a very small chance.

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:39:59

Fiofio- 2yrs and 9mths.

FioFio Wed 06-Aug-08 13:40:40

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DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 06-Aug-08 13:41:44

You could be feeling ill because of that pill.

Ive been on about 6 different pills in my lifetime, some of them gave me migranes, some made me vomit, some gave me awful periods ...etc...

Could be that.

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:43:31

we had decided no more babies, DH waiting for the snip.

My head is a bit up my arse. We planned the 2 close together, but i 'knew' i was pregnant with DS2 without any symptoms.

i think i'm just being paranoid.

if i am, i could have hurt the baby already, by taking my pill and drinking.

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 06-Aug-08 13:53:05

Just wait and see what the test says.

Hope its the result you want.

How long ago was it you had sex?

VictorianSqualor Wed 06-Aug-08 13:53:58

I got PG on the pill too.
Probably because I didn't take it properly though, tbh, the pill is one of the least safe methods of contraception because there is such a large margin for error.

The gap between the Jab and the pill is enough of a risk, without any other risks.

I'd say it's very possible, but that doesn't mean you are.

I hope this turns out whichever way you would be happiest with smile

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 13:54:21

8 weeks ish

FioFio Wed 06-Aug-08 13:56:13

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VictorianSqualor Wed 06-Aug-08 13:58:43

Lol fio, I panicked that I was pg the other week and went into Tesco to buy a mahoosive bottle of wine and pregnancy tests.
I wasn't quite sure which I planned on doing firstgrin

Tattooedgrrl, don't worry about that, the baby, if there is one, isn't a baby yet, just a small collection of cells, so unlikely to eb harmed (someone explained this more scientifically somewhere but I can't remember where or whoblush)

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 06-Aug-08 13:58:43

i was 21 when i fell pg with dd1 and had no idea that i was pg untill three months as i kept bleeding and assumed these bleeds were periods even though they didnt fit in with my pill cycle iyswim?

i drank and more and still took the pill and dd1 is nhappy and healthy and very bright. so dont beat yourself up about it if you are. and its a big if.

FioFio Wed 06-Aug-08 13:59:50

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