took birth control late. is it still safe?
last time i had sex was on thursday. this morning, saturday, i took my birth control 30 minutes late. and i reallllly want sex, but can i risk getting pregnant since i took it 30 mins late this morning?
- EdnaLv 77 months ago
Being 30 minutes "late" taking your birth control pill isn't going to hurt a darn thing (if you'r taking the combination pill - which most women are)..
Your body doesn't operate by the time of day that's shown on your clock on the wall. Your body doesn't know if you're 30 minutes "late" or if you're 30 minutes "early; or what time of day it is, and it doesn't care. All your body wants you to do is send down one BC pill every day, at SOME TIME during every 24 hours.
- pit bulls biteLv 77 months ago
do you adjust the pill timing when going on / off daylight savings time
- PippinLv 77 months ago
30 minutes is not 'late.' You don't have to take it to the minute or second every day.
Even the progestin-only pill has more leeway than that.
- JillLv 77 months ago
30 minutes late will make no difference at all.
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- PAMELALv 77 months ago
Use condoms to be extra safe, but you should be ok, as long as you take it every day.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Yes, go get porked.