... I've taken Plan B twice once in June and another time near the end of July. July it failed on me I'm only 18 and I don't want to have a kid if you think getting and abortion is easy it's not I only have one person that I can actually trust and that's all part of me wants to let my parents know but then I know my world will be turned upside down because they're so judgemental. Right now I work so much everyday so it's really hard for me to find time to do things I went to a clinic this morning and I have to call back tomorrow to see when I have an appointment to deal with what's happened. Even though I have this one person by my side I still feel alone I wish I never had to be in a position to have to go through this. The doctor seemed shocked when I had told him that I'd taken Plan B within the given amount if time to take it. I just want you all to know that nothing is ever 100%
I am not a big fan of Plan B. I think too many people misunderstand what this drug does and how it works. It has been marketed to where people (even doctors) believe it is a "be all, end all" miracle pill and it is far from that. The best way to avoid pregnancy is to prevent it, not try to stop it after unprotected sex has occurred. Pregnancy is very much about timing. A woman is only fertile about 3-4 days in a month and if conditions are right, she gets pregnant. I think a lot of Plan B's success comes from the fact that 26 days of the month or so you are NOT fertile so people are led to believe it works better than it does. I am so sorry that you are now in a bad place to be and I know that you are going through a lot of mental anguish. NO, it is NOT easy to get an abortion! It is terribly, mentally devastating! I would urge you to tell your parents though. I am willing to bet that no matter how judgemental you think your parents will be, they love you very much and only want your happiness and all the Best for you! I would be willing to bet that their reaction may not be nearly as bad as you think. Yes, they may get angry and yes, they will be disappointed, but most of all they will be upset and hurt that you are going through this awful time and awful choices but they will come around and support you all the way through everything! We parents dont want our kids to suffer and make the mistakes that we did so we tell you kids all kinds of things that seem judgemental to you but really we just want you do grow into happy well adjusted adults so you can lead happy productive lives. It is hard for us to realize we sometimes have to let our kids make mistakes so they can learn from them-we want to keep you protected in a little bubble so nothing ever hurts you! What hurts you just kills us too! I really would advise you to open up to your parents, tell them you have made a mistake and you tried to fix it but it didnt work. Let them support you. Like I said, they may be angry and hurt at first and may say things that hurt you but that is because they love you. They will come around and support you in the end. You are their baby and nothing in this world is as strong as a parents love for their children (well there are a few psychos out there but I doubt your parents are that way) you sound like a very normally responsible hard working girl who made a mistake. If your parents were so bad, they wouldnt have raised you so well! No one goes through life perfectly without making mistakes. Give your parents a chance. Things are not as bleak as they seem right now, trust me! Dont go through this alone! You didnt get this way alone-I hope the father is supporting you. This is as much his problem as yours! But even if he is or isnt supporting you, you should give your parents the benefit of the doubt. Good luck honey, everything will turn out the way it is meant to be.
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