8 days on Low-estogel can I get pregnant?
- 21 Oct 2015 by tinamarie123
- 21 October 2015
- birth control, pregnancy, period
I understand that with most birth controls, including this one it says there is a 7 day period that you should you a backup method.
I waited 7 days and on the 8th day had unprotected intercourse, my doctor told me that I should use a backup method for the first month and after I called and explained the situation told me not to take plan b and to continue my birth control as usual and to take a HPT in 2 weeks. What is the likelihood of becoming pregnant?
Added 21 Oct 2015:
If I continue to take the birth control will it prevent the sperm from fertilizing?
And I also used the quick start method because I believe my period had begun but there was another issue that caused me to have vaginal bleeding similar to a period. The bleeding began on a Sunday and I began the birth control on a Tuesday after leaving the clinc, would this be an issue?
You are most likely safe. The manufacturer says you are safe after seven days. Many docs are more conservative and they say to wait a month before not using back up and this is mainly because when beginning the Pill women forget or dont take them right until it becomes more "routine" to them. You DO NOT need Plan B or any emergency birth control. It is very unlikely that you got pregnant.
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