Could I be pregnant

Hi I've just had my first ever 3 weeks of taking the combined pill and have just had my first break which I had a small period for a few days. So I stopped taking my pill Monday 15th August, then on the Sunday (21st)I had sex with my boyfriend without using any contraception, and before we had sex I checked and I wasn't bleeding anymore. The day after on the Monday evening (22nd) was when I had to start taking my pill again, could I still get pregnant? And also this week if I missed a pill could it increase me chances of getting pregnant? I'm so confused and annoyed that I've messed up like this, please help

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  • Hi there

    As long as you took the first pill in your new packet on Monday 22nd then you should be covered. Have you missed a pill this week? If you've only missed one pill then you take it in addition to the other pill on a different day. Does that make sense?

    Try not to worry too much. Starting a new form of contraception can be confusing. Some women find setting an alarm on their phone helps them remember to take their pill.

    I hope this helps.

    Best wishes

    Katherine

  • Hi Katherine thanks for your reply I had one on the Monday and the Tuesday but then last night I was out and forgot to take it! will I be ok if I take one tonight? Should it be ok as long as I had the one on Monday night?

    Many thanks

  • Hi there

    No problem at all, glad I can help. If you forgot to take one last night I would suggest taking that pill today along with your Thursday pill. That way you should be fine. Does that help?

    Best wishes

    Katherine

  • Hi Katherine

    Thank you yes that helps I'll make sure I take one today as well as tonight as I know sperm can stay in your body for several days and I don't want to risk it

    Many thanks

  • Hi there

    Good idea. Going forward if you do miss a pill again just make sure you take two the next day.

    Best wishes

    Katherine

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