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Could I be Pregnant?

By February 13, 2012 - 1:28pm
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1st day of last period was approx. January 23rd; My BF and I had unprotected sex during my period on the 25th & 26th (figured it was less likely that I'd get prego.) We then worried a little so I took Plan B on the 31st, which caused me to bleed for an additional week. On the evening of February 9th we had an incident (read: unprotected sex) and couldn't afford to dish out an additional $55 for Plan B again. I cleaned myself out as best as I could with just a water bottle (I didn't have a douche on hand) and started taking black cohosh 3 times daily. It is now the 13th of February and I'd like to know how likely it is that I will become pregnant especially because then I would need to discontinue taking the black cohosh for fear of fetal injury.

I have yet to take any ovulation or pregnancy tests, but I'm pretty sure I am already ovulating or will be soon.
Thank you Ladies

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Are you concerned that you may be pregnant because of having unprotected sex on February9?

Why are you taking black cohosh?
In the 19th century America, black cohosh was used to bring on menstruation. Currently, it is used as an herbal remedy for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

The Office of Dietary Supplements National Institutes of Health warns,
"The use of black cohosh during pregnancy has not been rigorously studied. Thus, it would be prudent for pregnant women not to take black cohosh unless they do so under the supervision of their health care provider."

Did you think you could remove sperm from your vagina by using a common water bottle? Did you use tap water?
You could have done yourself more harm and put yourself at risk for infection.

Your best bet is to visit a health clinic such as Planned Parenthood. It is still to early to test for pregnancy. Stop taking the black cohosh. Make an appointment to have a blood pregnancy test after February 19. Consider using birth control regularly, either birth control pills, IUD or condoms.


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