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What are chances of getting pg if bf and on pill ....

(16 Posts)
ohholycrap Sat 28-Feb-09 21:18:31

..but stupidly didn't take it at the right time - twice?!

I'm still ex-bf, night feeds still going strong but a couple of weeks ago we had a whole week of dropped night feeds.

I've never missed taking my pill, then this week I forgot on Wed and didn't take it until nearly 12h later, then also on Fri where I was about 5h late. blush We did the deed last night and it wasn't until quite a bit later that I suddenly realised I hadn't taken the pill properly.

I've not had a period since birth of baby, but I've been on the pill since 2nd month after the birth and I've not been on this type of pill before so I don't know how it would effect me - ie it may be that I just don't get periods on this pill, or because I'm still bf.

Can't believe I've been so dim as to not only forget to take the pill - twice! But to then forget that I forgot!

Up until now I thought I was actually feeling a bit broody, but now that there's a chance that I could be pg I realise that I really am not ready for another baby so soon after the last (not yet 6 months). I tried to go to the family planning today but I left it too late and it was closed. I am an ass. sad

Sh*t sh*t sh*t, is anyone able to tell me the likelihood of me getting pg in these circs? I'm thinking 'not very', but I'm still really bricking it.

brettgirl2 Sat 28-Feb-09 21:41:28

If you are taking the mini pill then probably the chances are quite high, sorry. Are you on Cerazette or one of the others?

StudentMadwife Sat 28-Feb-09 21:42:57

Get yourself along to boots/chemist tommorrow for the MAP

StudentMadwife Sat 28-Feb-09 21:43:42

Think its about £30 now

SoupDragon Sat 28-Feb-09 21:43:48

If it's not the mini pill then you can take it up to 12 hours late. If it is the mini pill it is entirely possible.

homicidalmatriach Sat 28-Feb-09 21:48:00

I'm exc breastfeeding and ovulating despite not having had a period yet - sorry to put cat among pigeons etc.

GP has given me Cerazette but unless you take it religiously it's not as effective as you'd probably hope. I know this because I've been on it for three weeks and ovulated yesterday - I was pretty sure I was ovulating so did an OPK and it came back positive angry.

I was taking it 'about tennish' in the evening. Sometimes 9, sometimes 11pm. The GP tells me this is why it's not working hmm

Do a pregnancy test - you don't want to keep taking the pill if you are pregnant. And may I suggest an alarm clock set daily for the right time to remind you?

ohholycrap Sat 28-Feb-09 22:07:45

Oh p*ss, I am now in a sweat! I will get to Boots tomorrow. I'll feel like a naughty teenager when I go.

The pill i'm on is Femulen, I've looked it up, it says there's no protection if you take it later than 3hrs late. God that is rubbish!

Homicidal - I do have an alarm, it's just that on those days my DC decided to not get me up at 5am and instead lie in until much later, so I thought (very stupidly) that I'd take the pill as soon as I was up - then forgot.


brettgirl2 Sun 01-Mar-09 08:00:56

The other option is to go to the docs tomorrow and get a coil fitted. This would also prevent you having the same problem again.

I had to go onto mini pill because normal pill put my BP up - I was given a right lecture by doctor about taking it properly. I'm not intending to take it again after my baby is born because I don't think it is that reliable even if it taken properly. (I only took it for a few months before ttc)

seeker Sun 01-Mar-09 08:09:04

I hate to ask - but is it OK to carry on breastfeeding while taking the MAP? Hope someone on here knows.

homicidalmatriach Sun 01-Mar-09 08:16:03

seeker - I think the docs recommend you have a coil fitted in those circs.

lollipopmother Sun 01-Mar-09 09:03:02

I've looked and there seem to be conflicting write-ups. On forums it seems to say not to do it, but I've found this article which says it's ok.

I would happily get the coil but who's to say that they'd be able to do it in time? It works up to 5 days after, but that only leaves me until Wed which would be cutting it really fine. I can still take the MAP tomorrow but obv. the longer I wait the less likely it'll work.

Oh p*ss, I really don't know what to do. sad

Maybe I could buy an ovulation tester to see if i'm ovulating. Would that help? I don't know how they work even.

lollipopmother Sun 01-Mar-09 09:04:20

oh ffs, that's bollocked up my attempt at a name change too. angry

lollipopmother Sun 01-Mar-09 09:04:54

the article

brettgirl2 Sun 01-Mar-09 09:30:39

Surely though you could get a coil fitted quickly if you emphasise the urgency? Can you get a doctor's appointment tomorrow - then you could also talk about the MAP with them, which will be far more informed than googling it. I'm sure this must happen loads so I'm sure it's sortable.

homicidalmatriach Sun 01-Mar-09 20:59:46

You can have the coil fitted up to a week after unprotected sex.

lollipopmother Sun 01-Mar-09 21:23:17

I've decided to phone the doc tomorrow morning and see what's what with the coil, I don't really want to use a coil but I'd prefer to use it as emergency contraception and then carry on using it iyswim, rather than pumping myself full of more drugs that might not even work.

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