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March 2, 2012 8:24 AM Subscribe
[BCP filter] Taking the pill at different times each day: how risky am I being?
posted by DoubleLune to health & fitness (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know I'm "supposed" to take the pill around the same time every day, and I have a time I shoot for -- 10am. Generally my strategy is to take it as soon as I remember after waking up, and this is around 10, so I set that as my target time. BUT sometimes I don't remember because I'm busy, or stressed, or on the road for work and don't have water, or whatever. I rarely miss a day altogether (like once every two months). My packaging says even if I miss one day (and take the missed pill the next day) I'm still protected. So I assume it doesn't *really* matter what time of day I'm taking the pill, that it's only for regularity and keeping a fairly consistent level of hormones in my body. But am I actually putting myself at high risk of getting pregnant? Getting pregnant right now would be categorized as a disaster, so if I am leaving myself open to risk, I'd rather know about it so I can figure out how to reduce the risk factor.