Hi! I do not know if I'm on the right site. However, my question is very related to the previous one. This question might sound a little crazy. It is hard for me to tell if I am ovulating or not, but every time before my period start I have white spotting and sometimes sticky (so, I considered this as ovulating). I had anal sex on a day I would consider I was ovulating, and I think semen spilled on my vaginal by accident.I have been reading that anyone can get pregnant like this. As the chances of getting pregnant during ovulation are high; I took the morning after pill within 24 hours after having sex just to make sure I do not get pregnant. What are the odds of getting pregnant after this intercourse ? Will the pill work even if I was ovulating ? I appreciate any possible help. I apologize for my grammar. I'm not a English native speaker
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body (up to 1 week). If you're already ovulating then it can't do that. In that case 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. Either of those things can be effective if done within 120hrs/5days of the unprotected sex.
Day 1 of your period is the first day of your menstrual cycle.
If your periods are regular, then you will ovulate around days 12-17.
If they are irregular then it is impossible to guess.
You can learn how to monitor the signs of your body each morning, to know when you ovulate. Have a search on line. It involves charting your temperature, cervical position & opening, & mucus consistency. Do that for a few months & you'll know how your body in particular works. This is important, because rarely, a woman can ovulate twice in the same menstrual cycle.
Although days 12-17 are most commonly the ones that you will ovulate (doesn't take the full 5 days, that's just a safe guide as to which day(s) it may occur), your cervical mucus changes in consistency up to 1 week before the ovulation, in order to save any sperm that enters your vagina. That means that you can become pregnant from sex you had up to a week before ovulation.
If your period was about to start, then you were not fertile & cannot become pregnant.
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