When taking hormonal contraception, it can be difficult to stay on schedule.

If you have missed a dose or forgot to take your birth control method on time, there may be measures you can take to reduce your risk of pregnancy.

Answer a few questions to see recommendations that are based on your specific situation. Refer back to this guide whenever you forget a dose.

If you go more than 4-5 weeks without a period, or if your period is lighter than usual, you may be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test and talk to a nurse or a physician as soon as possible.