Can you get pregnant while on birth control?

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Absolutely! I was on bc for 5 years then became pregnant with my second child. I became immune to the dosage. I suggest upping that dose after a few years.

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It happened to a friend of mine many years ago; certain medicines can counteract it.

Yes, my kids are all birth control pill pregnancies.

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Yes but it’s amazing how many women/girls say they were on birth control. It’s possible but I don’t think it is as common as many would have us believe.

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Yes, I got pregnant with my third child with an IUD in place.

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Yes you can. However, there are things you can do to make it more effective. Take your pill the same time every day. This is the most important. Also, if you’re on antibiotics, it will render your (hormonal pill) birth control less effective and you need to use a back up. I’ve been on the pill since 17. I’m 40. Never been pregnant.

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yes it is and it is more common then you realize. As any doctor will tell you with the pill you must be very careful to take it at the same time everyday and still you can get pregnant. Nothing is 100 percent.

Yes. My friend was on the pill and was prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic cancelled the effectiveness of the pill and she got pregnant.

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On a lighter note. The best birth control is the aspirin method :joy: you stick an aspirin between your knees, and never let it fall out, in that way you are forced to keep them together until you are ready :joy::joy:

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Yep, I had both of mine on them. The 2nd I had been on antibiotics. Being on those makes the pill less effective.

My son is a birth control baby. Got the Depo shot on time every time and it worked for about a year until it didn’t.

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Yes had a root canal done and was prescribed antibiotics and was on the pill :pill:. My daughter is 36 years old.

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There is no absolute birth control other than abstinence; I had a baby 7 years after having my tubes tied.

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Yup. My first born I was on birth control. Then after I had her I struggled with infertility for nearly 5 years! Universe is funny like that!

Yes, except for not having any sex, or surgical methods all birth control measures have a failure rate of some kind.

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I did. My son turn 17 y/old, 2 months ago.
I was on :pill: and boom out of the blue I was a bit over 2 month pregnant. I stop using the pill 2 weeks before I received the news cause I wasn’t feel well and I was bleeding.

yes, AND you can also get pregnant after your partner gets a vasectomy and doesn’t take the time to go back and make sure it worked.

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Yes. Birth control is not 100% effective and there are tons of cases (don’t have the actual statistics atm) of people getting pregnant while using birth control. The best methods are doubling up: your partner wears a condom and you take the pill/shot/ring/IUD/arm bar to ensure that 1) you’re both safer from STIs and 2) you’re more guaranteed to not get pregnant. If your birth control fails, his condom should work or if his condom breaks, your birth control works.

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Yes there are a lot of women who have gotten pregnant on several different methods of BC