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By August 31, 2014 - 6:51pm
 
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I am not on birth control and I have a very irregular period. By irregular I mean that I have gone almost 8 months without my period. The only way I know that I'm about to get my period is when my breasts are sore. This is also known as my time of ovulation. So, I was not ovulating when I had unprotected sex and he pulled out just in time to ejaculate. I know this method is not effective, it was a stupid spur of the moment. Just in case, I took the plan b one step pill 30 minutes after unprotected sex. I would like to know what the chances are of getting pregnant?

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Hi Jane!

Sorry, I misunderstood your cycle :-) 

As for your question about BMI, research has shown a relationship between birth control pills and weight. A woman’s weight could contribute to oral contraceptive failure if you are considered obese. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. I think you are fine with a BMI of 27, but you might want to consider options on how to lower that number (and feel better too!) :-) 

Here are some tips for a healthy lifestyle from the EmpowHER community! http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/5-easy-tips-healthy-lifestyle

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Kristin

September 2, 2014 - 1:05pm

Hi Kristen,
What I meant was that my period is always irregular and I don't have a normal cycle. The longest I have ever gone without getting my period was 8 months, but I was a virgin at that time. This incident happened 4 days ago. Also, do you know if weight or bmi affect the pill. I am 150 lbs and my bmi is 27.
Thank you,
Jane G.

August 31, 2014 - 8:46pm
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Hi Jane,

Thank you so much for your question! If you had unprotected sex and have not had your period in 8 months, there is a very good chance that you are pregnant! Have you taken a pregnancy test? Plan B claims to be 95% effective if taken within the first 24 hours, but what about that 5%? You can certainly be pregnant.

Here is an article from the EmpowHER community with some information on ECP...

http://www.empowher.com/birth-control/content/facts-about-emergency-contraceptive-pills?page=0,0

Please let me know if you have taken a pregnancy test?

Best,

Kristin

August 31, 2014 - 8:34pm
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Hi Kristen,
What I meant was that my period is always irregular and I don't have a normal cycle. The longest I have ever gone without getting my period was 8 months, but I was a virgin at that time. This incident happened 4 days ago. Also, do you know if weight or bmi affect the pill. I am 150 lbs and my bmi is 27.
Thank you,
Jane G.

August 31, 2014 - 8:47pm
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