Not Taking the Pill at the Same Time Every Day
"Some pills require more precise timing than others, but generally it's a better idea to take your pill at the same time every day," Dr. Landa told POPSUGAR. For one thing, you're less likely to forget it that way, which is super important for preventing pregnancy. Hormone levels also begin to fall within about 24 hours of taking the pill.
"Having the proper amount of hormones in your body at all times is what prevents ovulation, which will prevent pregnancy," Dr. Landa explained. "If you don't take it at the same time every day, you could risk ovulation and then pregnancy." Set a reminder on your phone.