Will missing my birth control mess up my period?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | April 21, 2020, 4:48 p.m.
Category: Birth Control
i missed my birth control and i got my period, will i have it again on the date i was orgianally supposed to?
It’s possible that this month you won’t get your period when you expect it. It may come, but it may not. It may be lighter than usual or you may get just a little spotting.
Missing 1 or more birth control pills or making a mistake with the ring or the patch can throw your cycle off for a month or 2. The important thing to do is to keep using your birth control and start the next pack on time, even if your period doesn’t come during that week.
Depending on what kind of birth control you use, when you missed it, and for how long, you may need to skip your hormone-free time, or use backup birth control until you get back on track with your method. Find out more about birth control methods and what to do if you make a mistake.
If you had sex after missing your birth control, take a pregnancy test if you don’t get your period when you expect it. If you had unprotected sex within the last 5 days, you still have time to take emergency contraception.
Tags: periods, birth control, the pill, the ring, the patch