When is birth control effective

So I went on birth control this month even though I would like to ttc but it's better to wait till my husband and I take out Trip to Italy to visit my parents this summer. 
So what you think! I had my period on the 31st of August and it ended on the 5th , then I went on birth control that Sunday the 6th and on Saturday the 12th we had 2 accidents on the same day (glow says fertil) ...am I protected by the birth control yet? My ovulation day is today the 15th.