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Didn't put birth control in for a week?

I'm on the Nuva ring and I didn't put it in for a week after my period was over, possible pregnancy?

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Asked by Ann_Asher at 6:48 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • If you had sex, then yes.

    Answer by missanc at 6:49 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • *sigh

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Although there is always a possibility of pregnancy while on BC and you are having sex...the chances are higher since you didn't put it in on time and I am guessing you had sex.

    Answer by amber1330 at 6:54 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • DUH..... DUHHHHHHH really D U H

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • amber1330: Thanks for the answer, if you have any guess on the percentage on how high the possibility is, would you mind sharing it?

    Anon: Yes I know that was a "DUH" move of me

    Comment by Ann_Asher (original poster) at 7:03 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • lol ok at least you know

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I was on the NR for 7 years and I'd forgotten it a few times, especially that first year. I done that a few times, and put it back in lol though I was late. Never got pregnant in that time. If you do get pregnant on it (or because you didnt put it in) its no different than using pill. I would tell the doctor though to be on the safe side. FROM NUVARING SITE-
    After 3 weeks of use, NuvaRing should be removed for a 1-week break and then a new one should be inserted no more than 7 days later. If the ring-free interval has been extended beyond 1 week, the possibility of pregnancy should be considered, and you must use an additional method of birth control (such as condoms or spermicide) until you have used NuvaRing continuously for 7 days. If you know or suspect you are pregnant, do not use NuvaRing. See your doctor as soon as possible.


    Answer by sissy4444 at 11:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • If the ring has been out of the vagina for more
    than three hours (except during the week you leave
    it out) and you are having sex, you are NOT
    protected from pregnancy. You must either not
    have sex or use condoms for 1 week before
    NuvaRing will start protecting you from pregnancy
    If you wait longer than seven days to insert a new
    ring and you are sexually active, you need to use
    another form of birth control
    (also from site)

    Hope all of that helps!! GOOD LUCK!

    Answer by sissy4444 at 11:46 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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