Anyone experienced this? Because I am. My boyfriend and I had sex with a condom but it ripped at around 9pm Thursday and I took it the pill at midnight so 3 hours after the incident and I think I'm ovulating at least I think I am I don't get my period within 3 to 5 days and I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who has this problem or had this problem and would like to help me because even though I took the pill and did tons of research about taking the pill during ovulation, I did not quite find a lot of experiences about it. So will the pill still prevent pregnancy if I am ovulating at this moment?
How effect is the pill during ovulation??
Added 19 Oct 2012:
The "pill" that in talking about is the Plan B Step One aka the morning after pill. I took this within 3 hours of the inccident. And I want to know if it works just as well if I'm ovulating and would love to know if it will push back my period since my period don't come till 3 to 5 days. Or will it come at regular time? And I know I heard that you don't ovulate until mid cycle but then I also heard it can just depend on the persons body we're all different and can ovulate at anytime. But I just really need to know if the Plan B Step One pill works effectively during ovulation?
Added 19 Oct 2012:
" Plan B One Step" AKA morning after pill. Sorry.
Ok, here's my daily statement, You don't ovulate on the pill. That's how it works. If you take it every day at about the same time, you won't ovulate, ever. It also decreases the amount of lining in your uterus, so that it creates a hostile environment on the off chance that you did ovulate. Then it thickens the mucous in your cervix so that sperm have a hard time getting through them. The pill if about 99% effective if you take it right. When you take the sugar pills, you have a period because of the hormones being withdrawn. This does not mean you ovulated.
IF you have ovulated and the egg becomes fertilized during sex, Plan b will not terminate that pregnancy. Plan b doesnt always work. Odds are favorable for you since you took Plan b in the correct amount of time after the contraception failure. Another thing, it is very difficult for a woman to know when she is ovulating. Unless you are doing a morning basal temp AND checking your cervical mucus daily plus watching the calendar, then it is near impossible to be correct about when you ovulate. You cant "feel" ovulation. Here is how menstruation works:
Day 1 starts with the first day of your period. This occurs after hormone levels drop at the end of the previous cycle, signaling blood and tissues lining the uterus (womb) to break down and shed from the body. Bleeding lasts about 5 days.
Usually by Day 7, bleeding has stopped. Leading up to this time, hormones cause fluid-filled pockets called follicles to develop on the ovaries. Each follicle contains an egg.
Between Day 7 and 11, one follicle will continue to develop and reach maturity. The lining of the uterus starts to thicken, waiting for a fertilized egg to implant there. The lining is rich in blood and nutrients.
Around Day 14 (in a 28-day cycle), hormones cause the mature follicle to burst and release an egg from the ovary, a process called ovulation.
Over the next few days, the egg travels down the fallopian tube towards the uterus. If a sperm unites with the egg here, the fertilized egg will continue down the fallopian tube and attach to the lining of the uterus.
If the egg is not fertilized, hormone levels will drop around Day 25. This signals the next menstrual cycle to begin. The egg will break apart and be shed with the next period.
The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. But normal cycles can vary from 21 to 35 days. The amount of time before ovulation occurs is different in every woman and even can be different from month to month in the same woman, varying from 13 to 20 days long. Learning about this part of the cycle is important because it is when ovulation and pregnancy can occur. After ovulation, every woman (unless she has a health problem that affects her periods or becomes pregnant) will have a period within 14 to 16 days.
Some women use a calandar method to try to avoid conceiving but it is not very effective because a womans cycle is not always the same every month. It is easier to use calendar method to try to GET pregnant. Plan b is a high dose of hormones designed to disrupt the follicle maturation process. Plan b helps to inhibit fertilization but it also works to inhibit sperm transport and it alters the uterine lining to help prevent implantation but it wont stop an implantation if it has already occured.
Somehow it always seems easier to get pregnant when you are NOT trying than when you are! You are most fertile and most likely to get pregnant 12 to 24 hours after ovulation.
A man's sperm can live for up to three days in a woman's body. The sperm can fertilize an egg at any point during that time. So if you have unprotected sex a few days before ovulation there is a chance of becoming pregnant. Hopefully you were within the time frame for Plan b to work.
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