This oldie but goodie was written by Genevieve nearly two years ago but we’re bringing it back because as long as we’re human, we’ll mess up our birth control from time to time.
Like most women, you are probably trying to juggle a million things at once and having one more thing to remember can be difficult. The pill is one of the most popular methods in the United States but it is also one of the methods that most women forget to take from time to time.
If you have one of those moments, take it as soon as you remember. If you don’t remember until the next day, and are taking a combination pill (estrogen/progestin) take 2 pills that day. If you miss more than 2 birth control pills, call your health care provider for instructions. Here’s a helpful chart, “What Do I If I Forget to Take the Pill?” (Scroll down a little bit to see it.)
Another great resource for those of us that have trouble remembering to take our birth control method is Bedsider. Bedsider will send you funny, uplifting, and sometimes sassy text reminders to you for the pill, patch, ring, or shot. All you have to do is text MyBC to 42411 to start your reminders.