spotting on birth control

Spotting After Forgetting to Change Birth Control Patch

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I have been on Ortho Evra for almost two years. I have never had any spotting and have never had an early or missed period. Last week, I was supposed to change my patch on Monday, but I forgot and changed it on Wednesday.

I am sexually active and we do not use protection and he does not pull out. The next week, the week before my expected period, I have been spotting. Is this from forgetting to change my patch?