I took Plan B One Step about 20-30 minutes after the condom broke on my boyfriend and I. It has been 5 days and I'm due to get my period around the 10-13 of May. I've had some symptoms such as headache, nausea, cramps, and stomach pain. I have heard that some women know they're pregnant 3 days after sex and have symptoms like the ones I've experienced. I am SO scared and I could really use some advice! Please help...
All those symptoms are side effects of Plan B. As is break thru bleeding and delayed periods. I have never heard that cramps and pain were signs of a healthy pregnancy. There is a thing with women that when we're pregnant we know it without any symptoms. This is what happens when women think they are that early. Relax, you took it as fast as you could, which increases your chances of being protected.
Your body barely knows you're pregnant in 3 days after sex much less your mind. Most women dont know they are pregnant until they skip a period and many not even then. It usually takes a couple months to get symptoms but early symptoms are the same as PMS. Women will say later "I knew I was pregnant" but that is much easier to say in hind sight. If you'd have asked her before she found out she'd say "I dont know?" You did all you could. There is about an 80-95% chance to avoid pregnancy so that gives you about a 5-20% chance for pregnancy with Plan b. It depends on where you are in your cycle. If you havent ovulated yet, you will most likely be okay, if you ovulated days ago, you'll be okay. The dicey part comes is if that egg is ready to be fertilized and this is about a 3-4 day window each month. Pregnancy is a matter of getting timing just perfect. It isnt as easy as it may seem but it seems easier to get pregnant when you DONT want to be! When you are trying, it can seem hard. It is just human nature to feel that way. You should always use spermicides with condoms, in the event of a break or tear, the spermicide will kick in and kill sperm quickly preventing it from getting to an egg. If you're going to use condoms as the sole contraceptive, for it to be effective, you need to pair it with spermicide, otherwise, it is just not as effective. Birth control pills and other hormonal birth control is best,,if you can take it (some women cannot). Hormonal birth control prevents you from ovulating in the first place. If there is no egg cell there can be no baby no matter how many sperm are present. Hormonal birth control is 98-99.9% effective.
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