So I took a Plan B pill maybe 5 days before this post started to bleed 2 days before this post . However my BF came inside of me tonight (day of post) my concern is should I take another one or do you think I will be fine? Yes I know if you are on your cycle you can get pregnant but I don't know if this counts the same. Please, please help me .
You can only become pregnant when you are on your fertile time of the month.
If your periods are always regular, then day 1 of your menstrual cycle is the first day of your period. You are fertile from roughly days 7 to 18, as a safe guide.
During that time your cervical mucus changes in consistency so that it can save any sperm that enters your vagina, ready for when you ovulate (produce an egg). Ovulation happens during that fertile time of the month, too.
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body. That's why it's not the right method of emergency contraception if you are already in your fertile time of the month. You'd need one of the other methods of emergency contraception; either the other emergency pill called Ulipristal Acetate or to have an IUD fitted by a doctor.
Once you've taken Plan B it can delay your ovulation & therefore you don't know where exactly you are in your menstrual cycle, often for a couple of months.
Plan B is a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with. It's meant for total emergencies, & not regular use. It's not as effective as regular hormonal birth control. It's simply worth a try in an emergency. Better than leaving it to chance.
Having said that, you've now had unprotected sex again, & need to do something if you don't want to get pregnant. I'd recommend the other emergency contraceptive pill that I mentioned above. That one may help, even if you're already ovulating.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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