April Love Geary claims she got pregnant while she was on birth control

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I have an apology to make to April Love Geary. I mean-girl’d her about her pregnancy, which she announced this week. She gave birth to Mia Love Thicke back in April, and now Mia is six months old and April is already pregnant. I made a joke about April and Robin Thicke’s Jessica Simpson/Britney Spears-style family planning. As it turns out, she didn’t intend to get pregnant this quickly. So… I’m sorry.

Robin Thicke and April Love Geary are counting down the days until they meet baby No. 2. But the couple, who are parents of 6-month-old daughter Mia, weren’t planning to expand their family in such quick succession.

“I started birth control and then one morning I woke up nauseous,” the 23-year-old revealed on Wednesday, August 22, during an Instagram Story Q&A with fans. (Don’t panic: according to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, only 0.1 percent of women conceive when using the pill properly.)

Geary, who is 12 weeks along in her pregnancy, revealed that her initial reaction was “Holy s—t” but her Ob-Gyn put her mind at ease. “My doctor is amazing and says everything looks perfect right now,” she wrote. “I wanted to have them be close in age but it just happened to be very close in age haha.”

[From Us Weekly]

I wonder what kind of birth control she was using? I’m wondering because of all those stories and lawsuits about Mirena, the IUD that’s apparently responsible for like half of the babies born over the past five years. No one needs fertility treatments anymore, just go on Mirena and you’ll get knocked up right away. In any case, I am sorry for assuming that April was too dumb to make a responsible family-planning choice. She tried to go on birth control and something… happened.

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  1. minx says:

    Well, she may not be dumb about her birth control but she’s dumb enough to be with Robin Thicke. So, eww.

  2. Jenn says:

    I had been on the pill for years and got pregnant. It happens.

    • Spark says:

      Same! I got pregnant while on the pill. Natural B.C for me 20+ years now and no pregnancies. (Luck, I know)

    • Charlie says:

      Meds like antibiotics can knock out you BC too. Doctors don’t always double check like they should.

      • HK9 says:

        Certain vitamins can do it too. It’s all in the bunny print that most people don’t read.

      • lobstah says:

        Also, your weight can affect it! At the end of my 20s, I’d gained about 35 pounds and my doctor said that over a certain weight, the Pill doesn’t work.

    • Millenial says:

      I still got pregnant after taking Plan B (within an hour). Hormonal contraceptives don’t always work. Agreed. It happens.

      • K says:

        Me too! Missed my pill, took it 4 hours later + doubled up (per my OB), had sex and took Plan B for good measure. Pregnant.

    • Huh says:

      Yep! Me too. Something like in 50% of pregnancies

    • annie says:

      I got pregnant while using 3 types of birth control! Imagine my surprise!! I guess some things are meant to be and while this was a big surprise for my husband and me, we got an amazing son out of it, perhaps a few years earlier than we’d planned. But still — best surprise EVER.

      • tealily says:

        This is my nightmare! I’m glad you were in a position where it worked out and all is well, but yikes!

    • brooksie says:

      Same! I’ve been on the pill (different brands) since I was a teenager and I got pregnant on it 5 years ago.

    • Diamond Rottweiler says:

      Yep. Me, too. On the pill. And I didn’t skip a dose or anything. My son has always been proud of this fact. Ha! But he was the very happiest of all surprises.

      • Lady D says:

        I tell my son he really must have wanted to be here. I was using condoms and the pill faithfully. I never intended on being a parent, ever, but here we are:)

    • mx says:

      Me too, and it was TWINS!! Shocking, to say the least. I’ve had two Mirena IUDs now and zero surprise pregnancies (and zero periods, which is amazing).

  3. Jess says:

    My mum had been on the pill for years, and yet she got pregnant with me haha. It happens.

  4. jwoolman says:

    If 0.1% of women correctly using the pill conceive, that’s 1 out of every 1000 women. Kind of a lot of babies…. Figure out how many women on the pill you might have in your town or city, multiply by 0.001, and I assume that’s how many conceptions in a year.

    Actually, I think the failure rate is most likely higher. Just wishful thinking that they are just using the pill incorrectly. Stuff happens, body chemistry-wise.

    Even using more than one method at a time can fail. Unless one of those methods is abstinence or sterility.

    🎶 ”The more you know…” 🎶

    • Missy says:

      Literally the only birth control my husband and I use is to pull out lol..which I wouldn’t call birth control, also wouldn’t recommend anybody try it. We’ve been doing it fifteen years and I’ve only gotten pregnant twice and we were trying to, one ended in miscarriage. I think I’m just not very fertile

    • WingKingdom says:

      And when they say “correctly” they mean you take it at the exact same time every day. If you take it at “bedtime” which could be 9 or 10 or 11 depending on the day, you are taking it incorrectly.

  5. Babs says:

    I got pregnant with a non-hormonal IUD (ectopic pregnancy which had to be terminated). My youngest sister, now 24, is also an IUD baby. So yeah.

  6. GreenBunny says:

    If you’re breastfeeding, you can’t do traditional pills because of the estrogen. So you have to use a progesterone only pills called mini pills, which are supposed to stop ovulation, but doesn’t do so consistently. So it’s not uncommon to become pregnant while using the mini pill. So that may have been the case for her, if she was breast feeding.

    • Jordana says:

      I came here to say the same thing. The bc pill that can be used during breastfeeding is different that regular bc pill. I’ve used it, and was warned that it is not as effective, and it MUST be taken at the same time every day and must never forget a day, or the failure rate increases. Also, it’s a continuous pill, theres no 1 week break like with other bc pill. I’ve talked to a few moms who were shocked to find out if was continuous, they were skipping the last 7 days of pills like they usually did. Don’t do that! The bc pill used while breastfeeding is continuous!! Shocked at how many moms didn’t know.

      • Aurelia says:

        Never trust the progesterone only mini pill when breastfeeding, There is a theory you are at your most fertile just after you have delivered your baby. You know, a few months in.

  7. AmandaPanda says:

    I’m currently pregnant and was on the minipill. Same thing, woke up vomiting one day and BAM. It happens.

    That said, he nauseates me so much the idea of her voluntarily getting it on with him Post partum makes me a bit queasy.

  8. Jane says:

    It’s well know the pill isn’t 100% effective.

    Condoms, spermicide, and other options do exist.

  9. Shannon says:

    I got pregnant when my only (at the time) child was 12. I’d been on the pill for years but had to take a ton of antibiotics after having my wisdom teeth extracted, all four at the same time lol, they were infected af. I wasn’t aware that would weaken the effectiveness of the pill, and now I have two lovely sons. But my reaction was “holy sh-t” as well. It happens.

  10. Katy says:

    You scared me with that Mirena comment…. but looks like those ads are lawyers drumming up business, the number of people reporting pregnancy align pretty well with its stated efficacy (which, as others pointed out, isn’t 100% on any BC).

    • Angela82 says:

      Yeah I was surprised to hear that so many pregnancies have occurred with Mirena. I have seen it up close and to me it looks like a regular IUD but with hormones. I have heard of the bad side effects and cases where its perforated areas of the uterus, etc, but never a high pregnancy rate. I have had it for 10 years and have honestly never had any issues. I also know plenty who have had various IUDs and pregnancy has never occurred. Pill is a different story. I am not doubting its possible to become pregnant with an IUD but chances IMO would be much less than with the pill which relies more on remembering to take it, drug interactions, taking certain doses (mini-pill), etc.

    • tealily says:

      Yeah, I hadn’t heard it either. I have Paragard, but my doc led me to believe the failure rate between the two was similar. I do have one friend who got pregnant while using an IUD, but I’m not sure which.

  11. Lightpurple says:

    My sister has gotten pregnant while using: the pill, condoms, a diaphragm, and an IUD. She had a tubal ligation during the c-section for the fourth kid. That seems to be working.

  12. Anonymous just for today says:

    I had a termination aged 21 and it shocked and saddened me so much I went on the full pill, taken at 9 am on the dot every freaking morning.

    At aged 23 I found out I was pregnant again. Right when I landed my first big job out of uni. I had the baby and that baby is now 18 and at uni himself.

    Yes, responsible people fall pregnant on the pill. It’s not 100 percent effective.

  13. Halah says:

    Hi 8yr user of Mirena here (currently on my second one, must be replaced every 5 yrs) lots of sex, no pregnancies :). Just don’t want to scare anyone off of this option because I think it’s awesome for long term BC.

    • WingKingdom says:

      Same, Mirena has been incredibly effective for me. And I was fertile af prior- got pregnant very quickly when we started trying.

    • OriginalLala says:

      I have a copper (non hormonal) IUD and I love it. so much better than the pill, condoms, sponge or creams (i’ve tried ’em all!) insertion was not fun, but I love the freedom it gives me

    • mx says:

      LOVE my Mirena. No pregnancies, no periods, no pills.

  14. TheMamma says:

    I got pregnant while on the Depo shot. Was preparing to break up with my boyfriend, then found out I was pregnant. Now we’re married and 2 kids deep.

  15. HelloSunshine says:

    I know several people that have gotten pregnant on the pill or are a result of their mom being on the pill (me!). It honestly sounds like she wasn’t planning on this so that definitely sucks.
    I can’t use birth control so my husband and I rely on natural family planning when trying not to get pregnant. I don’t recommend it to anyone because it’s a lot of work and very easy to mess up on lol

    • Angela82 says:

      My heart goes out to all those women who can’t take any BC and have the patience to find other methods. For me, I think I would have to start dating women or men who can present me with proof they have had a vasectomy lol. I just don’t like kids. Like AT ALL. I know condoms are always an option, but to me they would not be safe enough and I wouldalways be extremely paranoid something could happen.

  16. Eliza says:

    Meh, Im not on BC because I want my kids semi close in age but still waiting on my cycle starting again (9 months and counting). Nursing halted me completely. I get excited wherever there’s a slight sign that maybe the uterus is up and running, but alas nothing pans out. I don’t consider myself Britney or Jessica because of my choice, but cool label.

    As far as this story, yes you can get pregnant on any BC; nothing is 100%.

  17. Jen says:

    I’m on birth control and still practice natural planning on top of that-I was obsessive about taking my pills correctly and still got pregnant a few years ago. Looks like that’s pretty common in this section!

  18. Eileen says:

    “…the IUD that’s apparently responsible for like half of the babies born over the past five years. “

    Source??? Please don’t spread misinformation even if this is a hyperbole/sarcasm. Disgusting.

    • Angela82 says:

      Agreed. I get its a joke, but BC is a serious subject, especially in America. The US is already super paranoid about IUDs as is we dont need to add to it. I know there are risks associated with getting one, but I know people who think you have a 50/50 chance of becoming infertile if you get one which is an extremely exaggerated statistic. I wish more would get on board with the idea of it being a better alternative with young people than the pill. (not Mirena itself but the IUD)

  19. OriginalLala says:

    Like others have mentioned, please show some actual facts (not just hungry lawyers looking for a payout) about the IUD being ineffective. The idea that it’s horrible is based on some old school bad IUD that was made in the 80s coupled with alot of mis-information. It’s actually a great form of long term birth control, and in this political climate with crackdowns on birth control accessibility, it’s one that we should be encouraging women to learn about

    • Angela82 says:

      I joke that I will not be getting my IUD taken out until Trump and/or Pence is gone. One of the few things keeping me sane these days is the fact if we go full on Christian Taliban/Handsmaid Tale, I will at least be covered. They may be able to ban pills and shots, but let them try to take out my IUD lol. (obviously I am joking to a degree but nothing really shocks me anymore). But yes the greatest thing about the IUD is not having to worry about drug interactions, remembering to take it on overnight trips, same time every day, etc. The pill was not a good option for me as someone who is NOT okay with an “oopsy”.

  20. Elizabeth says:

    I was 1. Pill (miscarriage) 2. Condom 3. Pill after that I had a tubal ligation. Interestingly enough 29 years later my daughter got pregnant on the pill & she was one of those set an alarm to take it at the same time everyday, always used backup if on antibiotics kind of pill users. She never planned on having kids at all but I’m so glad that pill failed because now that the shock has worn off she is over the moon!!

  21. Reindeer says:

    My second and third child were birth control failures. And I added an additional form of birth control, spermicide foam, to the mix for my third. It’s way more common than you think.

    And I get you were probably making a joke, albeit a terrible one, about no one needing fertility treatments, but that is so untrue. And sad to joke about.

  22. Lucky Charm says:

    My daughter got pregnant with her first while on birth control. They were shocked and definitely hadn’t planned on having a baby at that time, but he’s the cutest, happiest little accident in the world. 😍

  23. Sparkly says:

    I have a pill baby (Dr at health dept didn’t tell me about antibiotics’ effects when I got strep) and a condom baby. Mirena was the one thing I finally found that actually worked and didn’t turn my body into a war zone.

  24. Jag says:

    Birth control can definitely fail, and the pill is less effective if a woman is on antibiotics.

    I met a nurse who didn’t want children. She got pregnant on the pill, so she then got the Depo shot. She got pregnant on the Depo shot, so when she gave birth, she had her tubes tied. When she got pregnant within the 2 or 3 year window that it can spontaneously regenerate, she had her uterus removed after giving birth yet again.

    I wish that she had given them all up for adoption, though, because she sounded really bitter when she told me and my coworkers the story. (She was there to test us for TB because someone had come down with it or was exposed or something.)

  25. Veronica S. says:

    If she had recently given birth and was planning on adding to the family within a few years, I’d be surprised if she was on an implantable form of birth control. Mirena and the like are typically used for longer term planning. I’d think she was probably on oral BC, which is far easier to screw up because all it takes is one pill to throw the whole cycle off.

    It happens, though. My friend got pregnant despite being on birth control, using condoms, AND going for Plan B. Fortunately, she wound up married to the man it happened to, but it does occur.

  26. kronster says:

    Seriously, after reading the comments I feel the only working method of bc is abstinence. My God how many got pregnant when really trying NOT TO. It actually scares me o.O Thank you all for sharing your stories.

  27. Fluffy Princess says:

    Ugh, he’s soooooooooooo gross. Why would you want to have kids with him??

    What do you tell your kids when they are old enough to ask: Why did daddy get a divorce from Paula?
    “Oh because there was a picture of him with his finger up the ass of some chick that was not Paula?” Just ew.

    • Self-Sabotage says:

      Why is he gross? Most men with money/fame/power act like him. He just got caught.

      He is living his dream life. Rich, famous and with a hot young women!

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        Why is he gross? All the things you just listed. Aaaaand, it doesn’t matter how many men rich or not do it–still gross, still inappropriate, still nasty.

  28. Haapa says:

    This discussion is confusing to me because I thought IUDs were the most effective form of birth control (because it cuts out user error). I’ve had two now and never had any issues at all. *shrug*

  29. Lola Coasters says:

    Wheww, relieved to see some other happy users of IUDs here. I think my heart stopped when I read about them not working. Still use condoms, but still…I am closer to be a grandmother than a mom again!!!

  30. Franny Days says:

    Same!! I got my period once since my daughter was born but never again. I hear it comes back when you are completely done with night feedings.

  31. Redgrl says:

    They should’ve said the child’s name out loud a few times – Mia Thicke is going to get teased to hell in grade school… he’s just nasty too. Yech…

  32. Laura says:

    He is gross and a douchebag 😝

    I am infertile (thanks, endometriosis!) so I have nothing to add to the stories about getting pregnant on birth control…except that people should be grateful to be so fertile when others are not.

  33. Leigh-Klein says:

    Good luck to you, lady, you’re going to need it.

  34. FilmTurtle says:

    Or, you know, HE could wear a condom, too.