Question about missed birth control
August 22, 2014 5:36 PM Subscribe
Pretty straightforward. I took my combined oral contraceptive erratically for a little over a week - how long should I wait before I resume unprotected sex?
Should I assume it's like starting from zero as if I had just begun taking the pills, or is there a certain period of time?
Due to trying to shift my pill-taking time from noon to early evening, I ended up forgetting my pills until various random hours of the night and in one case, morning. Finally I gave up and resumed taking it at noon (which has worked fine).
The Planned Parenthood website says if you miss more than 4 pills in a row to avoid unprotected sex for 7 days and to continue taking your pills through the placebo week (aka skip the withdrawal week altogether). However, I didn't miss over 4 pills in a row. Still, I know taking them at different times can increase the likelihood of breakthrough ovulation, and it was during the first two weeks of my pack so I have some basis to be concerned about that.
I'd like to be conservative. Any biologically-wise mefites, help!