This was only my second time. He was protected but the condom broke while it was full. When we realized I quickly got in the shower and washed my privates. My last period was July 28th and we had sex Aug 7th so this was my 11th day and ovulation should occur like a day or two after. I have a regular 26-28 cycle. I took PLAN B ONE STEP 30-40 minutes after we realized it broke. Am I going to get pregnant? How long should I wait to take a test. I feel like I want to live my life a bit more before having children and we can't afford to have a baby. I know that the sooner I take the Plan B the better it works. Tell me what you know about PLAN B ONE STEP. And should I be stressing so much?
The earlier you take Plan B the more effective it is, so the fact that you took it 30 to 40 minutes after the incident means that the chance it will work is higher than if you took it up to 72 hours after the incident. However no contraceptive in a 100% effective. The emergency contraceptive pill can change your menstrual cycle to be longer or shorter so your next period may be earlier or later than expected. If it is late you will need to do a home pregnancy test or see your Doctor for a test.
For more information on emergency contraceptives and Plan B see:
In the future if you are concerned about becoming pregnant you may be interested in a regular birth control option. For more information on birth control options see:
Plan B is 80% effective. If you're going to have sex, the regular birth control pill is 99% effective if taking correctly. Plan B is a large dose of hormones, and can make your period late and give you the same symptoms as being pregnant. Plan B prevents ovulation, it does not cause you to loose a pregnancy. Looking for spotting means nothing. The only 100% birth control is to not have sex. If you are so young, and of course worry about a pregnancy, you might want to rethink having sex until you are a little older.
Plan B is 80% effective - just think about that: out of 10 women that use it, 2 will get pregnant. That's better than nothing, but the only thing that is 100% effective is not having sex. Next to that, birth control pill is 99% effective. So please, plan ahead if you don't want to have that baby just yet. And Plan B is very hard on your body - it is a big rush of hormones that can interfere with your cycle for awhile - which - guess what? Can lead to you not knowing when you will ovulate and when to expect your period - which makes you worry even more. Please - plan ahead. - EJ23
I personally took Plan B within about 15 minutes after the “accident” and still got pregnant. I guess I must have ovulated on the same exact day or something. Who knows. I’m so happy it failed though because I now have a beautiful baby boy. So just in case, make sure to drink prenatal pills until you know for sure you aren’t pregnant. My husband and I are also very fertile so that may have been a contributing factor as well. My advice is to get one of those apps that predicts when you’re ovulating and make sure to be extra careful around that time since plan B can clearly fail.
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