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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: Pregnant on birth control pills.

 Mutant1981 - Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:50 pm

She is a 25 and we are now expecting are 2nd child in January. Before our first baby she would experience a 3-5 month gap between her periods and she's been like that for years. She was on birth control but she still got pregnant. After that she got back on the control and the stuff that time is called YAZ. She is now pregnant again and it seems like her body defeats the control anyway. She used to have a IUD but started giving her cramps after a few months. ?, got taken out.

Does her estranged periods have something to do with her body defeating the birth control? We now don't know if we can trust birth control and IUD is out of the question. The IUD worked way better than the pill!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:24 pm

User avatar Thank you for your inquiry. I'm sure this is a frustrating problem for both of you.

A gynecologist would be the doctor to consult about birth control options. There are other methods out there and I doubt the absent periods are related to the breakthrough pregnancies. Is there a chance she has missed pills at times during the cycle? This would be the most likely cause for failure. The NuvaRing or the birth control patch would both be methods that would not be affected by forgetfulness that often happens with the pill. Hormone injections are another option. Since these are hormonal, if there is a problem with your wife handling this type of contraception, it could theoretically be a problem with these as well.

Once you have completed your family and feel confident about that, sterilization is an excellent option. But, be absolutely sure you are ready for a permanent method before undertaking this because you cannot be certain an expensive and painful reversal will be successful.

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