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Doctor insights on: Can Plan B Pills Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I took the Plan B pill a day after unprotected sex . What are the chances of getting pregnant ?

I took the Plan B pill a day after unprotected sex . What are the chances of getting pregnant ?

How to get pregnant?: Your risks are low. But you failed to provide any information with your question. Were you ovulating? How long are your cycles? Why aren't you preventing pregnancy with either condoms or birth control? ...Read more

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How effective would the Plan B pill be if I took it an hour or so after having unprotected sex? How low are my chances of getting pregnant?

How effective would the Plan B pill be if I took it an hour or so after having unprotected sex? How low are my chances of getting pregnant?

Little chance: In such circumstances, there is little chance of pregnancy. However, one must do a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks later to verify there is no pregnancy. Period bleeding can be altered for this cycle and for the upcoming cycle, due to the Plan B. Be sure not to have sex again until a reliable method of birth control is being used. ...Read more

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Chances of getting pregnant after taking the plan b pill on the last day of your period? How accurate are pregnancy tests 3 weeks after taking plan b

Chances of getting pregnant after taking the plan b pill on the last day of your period?  How accurate are pregnancy tests 3 weeks after taking plan b

Pregnancy unlikely: Taking Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the timing or the quality of the current menstrual cycle and the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after taking Plan B, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time but not all of the time. Tests are very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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I took Plan B then got my period a day after my period i had sex and the condom ripped what are my chances of getting pregnant should I buy the pill ?

I took Plan B then got my period a day after my period i had sex and the condom ripped what are my chances of getting pregnant should I buy the pill ?

Probably ok: If the period came at the expected time, then its probably ok. I would check a pregnancy test and just see if this cycle is normal. To be extra cautious, you could use another plan b. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more