I insert and remove my nuvaring on mondays, I took it out on monday, july 25, and I was supposed to resinert it the following monday (8/1). Unfortunately I was unable to get home to my pharmacist until the following day (8/2), I immediately came home and put the ring in, am I at a huge risk of pregnancy if I have unprotected sex this week? Ive heard 48 hours is the most you can go without reinserting it before you need to start using condoms but Ive also heard that any time after the date you were supposed to put it back in puts you at a huge risk.
I wouldn't be too concerned. I've heard all ranges of stories but from experience ( as I do the extended ring use almost always) you should be a-okay. I realize that sperm can stay active in you for almost 7 days... But I want to say that the minute you pop another ring in, you will be protected. The info pamphlet indicates otherwise , but from experience, the ring has never let me down, even after accidentally losing track of insert time and leaving in an extra week before swapping out. I don't recommend doing this often or chancing it always, but when your body is constantly being fed these hormones,I don't Think a few hours in between ring swaps is going to put you in a bad situation. :)