In general, research suggests that for women who consistently have periods every 26 to 32 days, conception (getting pregnant) is most likely to occur during days 8 to 19.
When are you most fertile on the pill?
People who take oral contraceptives, or birth control pills, generally don’t ovulate. During a typical 28-day menstrual cycle, ovulation occurs approximately two weeks before the start of the next period.
What is the possibility of getting pregnant while on birth control?
Birth control pills are considered effective, but not foolproof. They’re about 99% effective when you take them correctly. But that’s if you take them perfectly, meaning at the same time each and every day. If you don’t, your odds of becoming pregnant go up to 9%.
What week on the pill can you get pregnant?
Yes. When you’re on the pill, it’s okay to have sex anytime, even during your period week — the week when you don’t take the pill or take placebo pills instead. As long as you’ve been taking your pill every day and starting your pill packs on time, you’re protected from pregnancy even during that off week.
How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant on the pill?
Birth control pills are designed to maintain a constant level of hormones in your body. If you skip or miss a dose, you hormone levels can drop quickly. Depending on where you are in your cycle, this may cause you to ovulate. Ovulation can increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
How effective is birth control if he comes inside?
The pill provides really great protection against pregnancy — regardless of whether or not semen gets into the vagina. Only 9 out of 100 people get pregnant each year when using the pill. It can work even better if always used correctly and consistently.
Is Plan B necessary if on birth control?
The pill keeps preventing pregnancy during the week you get your period (the “break week” as you called it, also sometimes called the placebo pill week). So if you’ve been taking your pill correctly, there’s no need to use emergency contraception like Plan B.
Does my boyfriend need to pull out if I’m on birth control?
You don’t need any condoms, birth control pills or other items to practice the pull out method. Instead, your partner just needs to pull out before they ejaculate. This means the pull out method is free, easy to practice and always an option, even if you don’t have any other forms of birth control available.
How many pills do you have to miss to get pregnant?
You could become pregnant if you have sex in the 7 days after you miss two pills. You must use a back-up method (such as a condom) if you have sex during the first 7 days after you restart your pills.
Can I get pregnant on the pill during sugar pill week?
No. If you’re taking birth control correctly and consistently, then you’re protected against pregnancy all the time, including the days you take your placebo pills (period week). You can still have sex during this week without getting pregnant.
Can you get pregnant straight away after coming off the pill?
You can get pregnant as soon as you come off the pill, so it’s important to use another form of contraception, such as condoms, straight away. If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s a good idea to wait until after you’ve had a natural period.
What makes birth control pills fail?
Human behavior is the most common reason that birth control pills fail (1). The majority of people using the pill forget to take one or more each month (5), while others have challenges filling the prescription monthly (6). Some people might stop taking it because they are concerned about side effects (1).
When should you come off the pill before trying for a baby?
You may be able to get pregnant within 1-3 months of stopping a combination pill — meaning those that have estrogen and progestin. But most women can get pregnant within a year. One study even found that women who took the pill for more than 4 or 5 years were more fertile than those who used it for 2 years or less.