Mini-Pill BC Question

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Mini-Pill BC Question
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Wed, 11-03-2010 - 9:46am

Hey ladies. My midwife put me on the Mini-pill about a month ago now. and I have been wonderful at taking it at the same time every day. every morning at 7:30. But no wthat I am heading back to work and having to pack up the baby, myself, my pump stuff, lunch & work stuff I left the house this morning without taking the pill and of course it's sitting on my bathroom counter....so what do I do

Do I take it as soon as I get home? should I run home at lunch and take it? Can I change the time I take it the morning by taking it a little earlier each day. I want to change it to 7:00am better chance I will be home and can take it better on time..

So hard to know what to do. Thanks ladies!



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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 2:26pm
Argh! Stupid phone - I meant to say I CAN'T edit.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 2:25pm
Just wanted to clarify my last response (I can edit posts from my phone for some reason). You can safely take the mini without backup if you're taking it at the same time every day. If you miss a pill or are on antibiotics or anything that might interfere with the efficacy, then you should use backup or abstain.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 2:13pm
I wouldn't chance DTD without backup, unless you don't mind getting PG again right away. You could also just abstain, that's what DH and I do when we need to use backup since we hate condoms and that way we know 100% we're safe. ;-)

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 2:03pm
Take it as soon as you come home. Actually if your delay is over 3 hours, you should look for a backup method (I can't remember if it was for a week or till the end of the package). But take the one you missed and keep taking the regularly so you don't mess up too much with the hormones. And I think it is safe to change the time by taking it a little bit earlier for a few days.

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 2:02pm

Thanks, I wasn't able to run home at lunch - too many mtgs today, so I am just going to take it when I get home from picking up Gabby from Daycare. I totally need to move it up so my alarm can actually go off before I leave the house. Too many things to remember.

It's not like DH and I are DTD anyway and we are using backup anyway. Do you know if it's still pretty effective without using a backup (if I take it on time every day)?


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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 1:50pm
Hi Jess,

I've done the same thing and I'm on the mini too. If you can, run home at lunch and take it, otherwise take it as soon as you get home tonight. And I would use backup (condoms etc) if you DTD tonight or in the next week, just in case. ;-)

I set an alarm on my phone for 7:00am so that I'm taking it way before I leave the house. You might want to bump up your time so that you're taking it as soon as you get out of bed in the morning. HTH!