Lizzie (age 13) writes, “I am 13 and on birth control. It is a low dose but, sometimes I forget to take it so I have to take two pills in a day. (My mom got me on it for my irregular period) I have been on it for 6 months now. I have had a normal period since on it and recently I have had sex with my boyfriend and he pulled out. This was about 4 weeks ago and I am getting several signs of pregnancy. I feel sick a lot, my ab area hurts every few hours, I get really dizzy when walking half of the time, I can’t sleep well, I’m always tired no matter how long I sleep, and a few other things I can’t lay my finger on at the moment. But i recently missed my period and started getting these symptoms about 4 days ago. Could I be pregnant? I have been doing research and getting a test this weekend. What do you think? Could I really be pregnant? Thank you, Lizzie“
Did your boyfriend ejaculate while he was “in” you? Did he get semen inside your vagina? If he’s completely sure that he withdrew in time and ejaculated away from your vagina, then you should be fine. The probability for becoming pregnant if he definitely ejaculated outside of you (and not even a partial “squirt” went inside you) is very slim.
Usually, with daily birth control pills, if you miss a single day and make up for that missed dose right away, you should be fine. If, however, you miss two days back to back, then it could make your period come early. If you miss two days back to back, you’d definitely need to use an alternate form of birth control such as a condom.
Since you missed your most recent period, I would definitely recommend taking a home pregnancy test. However, it could just be the nerves making your period be late or even skipped. If this was your first time having sex, then you could also have some various aches and pains resulting from that. Many of the symptoms you describe, though, could be caused by a bunch of different things including stress & worrying.
In conclusion, my best guess is that you are not pregnant, but a home pregnancy test will help verify that.
Best of luck!