Nordette - Hi. I had unprotected sex 2 days before my expected period, for two consecutive days. On the 2nd day, he came inside me & I immediately took the 1st dose and 12 hours later, 2nd dose. Thing is, I took 3 per dosage only cos it totally slipped my mind that it's 4. But I took 2 more later, still within the 72 hours after he came inside me. Its been 3 days since my supposed expected period.
Yes, they do delay your period. If your period was due in two days, you probably had already ovulated (but you never know for sure) In general, ovulation occurs 11 to 16 days before your upcoming period. Emergency contraception is designed to delay ovulation. If you have already ovulated, it doesnt do anything but send a big blast of hormones to throw your cycle off (it does that ANY time you take it really) This blast of hormones confuses your body as it is hormonal signals that stimulate the uterine lining to shed. If you are going to be sexually active, you need to use a more reliable birth control. Hormonal birth control PREVENTS ovulation rather than just delaying it like the ECP does. If no egg is released, there can be no baby no matter how much sperm is released inside you. Your cycle should return to normal next month but it may not be the same dates it was previously.
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