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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous August 2, 2016 - 9:45am
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I am currently sexually active and have been very good with my birth control until this week!! Last Monday morning (July 25th) I had unprotected sex and took the day after pill Thursday (July 28th). Had unprotected sex again Friday (July 29th). Today is Tuesday, is it too late to prevent a possibly pregnancy?! would the first dose prevent the second unprotected sex time (only 9 hours difference)? Is it safe to get another dose? would that hurt the fetus?~I have been feeling very nauseous do the the hormones in the first pill!
Please help,
thanks in advance.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern.

An emergency contraceptive prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation. There is no need to take a second dose. As long as you took the pill before ovulation occurred, you should be protected both times.

Nausea could just be a side effect of the pill.

If you do not get your next period or do not have any vaginal bleeding within three weeks of taking the pill, test for pregnancy.


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