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Unprotected sex on day of ovulation and Nordette taken on same day. What are the chances of pregnancy?

By Anonymous February 10, 2016 - 6:36am
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Hello, can I ask something. My partner and I had unprotected sex on Feb 5 which was either a day before or the actual day of ovulation according to my period tracker. my LMP was either January 18/19. 45 mins after the deed, I took 4 nordette pills and another 4 after 12 hours. what are my chances of getting pregnant? So far I've only experienced weakness and nausea on the day i took the 2nd dose and had mild abdominal cramps 2days ago but still no bleeding. Thank you

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for seeking out help with your question.

Nordette is a combination oral contraceptive and is used as an emergency contraceptive. It works principally by preventing ovulation. It can cause changes in the cervical mucus which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus and the endometrium to reduce the likelihood of implantation.

To learn more, please read "How Does Emergency Contraception Work?"

Anonymous, since you took the pills after ovulation occurred, you can hope that pregnancy was prevented by changes in your cervical mucus and endometrium.

Vaginal bleeding, either as your normal monthly period or breakthrough bleeding, will confirm that you did not become pregnant. If you have no bleeding within three weeks of taking the pills, take a home pregnancy test. For the most accurate result, test in the morning by using the first urine of the day.


February 10, 2016 - 9:32am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for the reply Mary Ann! Are my chances of getting pregnant higher than my chances of not getting pregnant?

February 11, 2016 - 9:48am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

I hesitate to guess, but since preventing ovulation is the primary way the pill works, and you took it after ovulation probably happened, there might be a higher chance for having become pregnant than not.

But, there is a chance the pill caused the changes mentioned to prevent fertilization and implantation.


February 11, 2016 - 10:09am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you Mary ann! I might just start changing my diet and lifestyle now just in case then.

February 11, 2016 - 2:15pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Plz if by any chance you could read this tell me what happened with
I 'm now in the same situation and i'm afraid
Are u pregnant or no ?

March 21, 2016 - 12:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to Assilmed)

I had my menstruation last february 20. But now I am 3 days delayed. i dont know if its the effect of the drug. Never use it again it can mess up ur cycle. literally and u wont be able to have cute babies in the future.

March 24, 2016 - 2:20am
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