All the paper work will tell you that all birth control methods are 99.9% effective if taken correctly. But what about that .1%? Well I am in that tiny group. I used the pill as my main cours of contraseptive since I was 16. I am now 22 with a 13 month old daughter. I am living proof that you CAN get pregnant while using the pill. I know what your thinking... "she must have not taken it correctly or forgotten a pill" or "she must have been sick or on antibiotics or something." Nope. I got pregnant the first time about a year out of High School. However, it was spontaniously aborted by my body. I like to think that it became a miscarriage BECAUSE of the birth control pill.
After that, my now husband and I were VERY careful in making sure we did everything right. We used condoms every time, even though I was still taking the pill, convinced last time was a fluke. Well about 6 months after I misscarried, my husband asked me to marry him. In the middle of "celebrating" our engagement, the condom broke. Low and behold, I have a beautiful 13 month old daughter, perfect to a T.
I am in the .1% of women who the pill had failed to protect. I'm not mad... Its just inneffective in me, I guess.
Posted: 20/02/2007 at 15:40