Can I be pregnant even if I took the pill? (12 days late)?
- 15 Apr 2014 by gracehaynes419
- 15 Apr 2014
- pregnancy, sex, condom, pill
my boyfriend and i have sex with a condom but unfortunately the condom broke (we don't really know when) but anyway right when he was pulling out that's when he cam and that's when we realized the condom had broke. Of course once we realized what had happen we both went into a complete state of shock.. He told me not to panic we would get up first thing in the morning and go get the pill and he would be there with me through it all. The next day I took the pill after 2:00 p.m. (had sex around 10:00 the night before) taking the pill was fine I didn't have any side effects which worried me at first but after I started reading online that it was ok the pill could still work i was fine. A couple weeks go by my boyfriend and i really didn't think about it to much but a couple days ago I knew my period was about to start but it didn't. Now it is 12 days late and I am freaking about… It's been almost a month since we had sex and i don't know what the heck is going on??? Someone please help me! I would greatly appreciate it :)
p.s. when we had sex i had just gotten off my period and according to my period tracker i wasn't going to be fertile but you know sometimes those apps could be a little off
Added 15 Apr 2014:
i wasn't going to be fertile for around 2 days after my period ended**
Those apps can be way off because our bodies don't work like the calender. Emergency contraceptives can delay your period, but 12 days is a little later then usual. I would do a pregnancy test, but do it first thing in the AM. If you're not pregnant I would get on some birth control more reliable then condoms. Emergency contraceptives aren't as effective as regular birth control. They aren't magic like most girls seem to think they are.
Emergency contraceptives (EC's) are pretty notorious for delaying your following period. You can always do a pregnancy test. Use the very first void (pee) of the morning as it will have the highest concentration of hormones. If it is negative, more than likey it is just the emergency contraception interfering with your cycle. It can also make you feel bloated, nauseated, make your breasts tender, headaches, cramps, etc. You may not have any side effects. Your cycle should straighten itself out in a cycle or two and be back to normal. There is a 5-30% chance for pregnancy, even with the EC pill depending on where you were in your cycle and you are correct in thinking that it is difficult to know when you have ovulated and that fertility calendars and apps are not very accurate but just guesstimates based on averages. Odds are best that you will be fine but you may want to consider getting on a more reliable birth control method. Condoms are not very reliable and you should always use spermicides with them in case of slippage or breakage. Best of all, the most reliable methods are the hormonal methods like birth control pills, Nuva Ring, the "patch", Depo-Provera (or the "shot"), Implanon/Nexplanon etc. These methods have a failure rate of 1% or less when used perfectly and about 1-2% failure rate with average use. Methods like oral contraceptives (known as the "Pill" or birth control pills), Nuva Ring and the "patch" depend on your consistency of use. If you miss pills or dont apply the patch or ring like you are supposed to the efficacy rate drops. Birth control pills taken regularly are a LOT more reliable than condoms or EC's. I'll take a 99.9% efficacy rate over an 80-95% one (like EC's) anytime! It is easy to get onto birth control. Many areas have family planning clinics for reduced costs and in some cases free or by donation only. If you are a student, often times these clinics are free. Another route is to see a gynecologist if you have health insurance. Even if you are underage, there are privacy laws for birth control so if you tell the physician not to tell your parent then they cannot (unless you are underage and you report that you have been raped) If you have a close relationship with your mother, talk to her about taking you to see a Dr or talk to another adult you can trust (an older sister or aunt or cousin etc). Many family planning clinics do NOT require you to have adult permission even if you are underage. They will examine you and prescribe the method that you feel is the correct one for your lifestyle. Once you are on reliable birth control you will have a lot less worry and stress! Good Luck!
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