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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Can my wife get pregnant if she takes Plan B after her one week of ovulation?

Can my wife get pregnant if she takes Plan B after her one week of ovulation?

Possibly, Depends: Plan B can reduce unintended pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex, and can be taken anytime during menstrual cycle. It is most effective if taken w/i 72hrs (~89%), but significantly less effective if taken 4-5 days after unprotected sex. A recent study found that Plan B is less effective in women >165lbs, and not effective if >175lbs. Pregnancy risk is lower if sex 1wk after ovulation. ...Read more

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If I don't take the plan b right away you wait until the next day can you still get pregnant ?

72 hours: This is the maximum proven period of time for the Plan pill to be the most effective. This however, does not protect you from STD's. Be careful and take care. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant if you take plan b while ovulation?

Yes: Plan B provides effective protection (~88%) against unintended pregnancy if taken appropriately, but it is certainly not 100%. Plan B works primarily by preventing ovulation. Thus it is less effective if you have already ovulated, though it may still help prevent implantation. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant when you take a Plan B pill after you already ovulated?

Unlikely: If i understand your question correctly .... You ovulated, you took Plan B and you want to know how effective Plan B is at preventing pregnancy. The answer is, Plan B only helps a little in preventing pregnancy after ovulation. The majority of plan b's action is to prevent ovulation. The Progesterone can have some inhibitory effects on fertilization, but they are minimal. ...Read more

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I have to take a Plan B but the only tome i can get it is on monday or tuesday n ovulate on monday. Does that increase my chances of pregnancy?

I have to take a Plan B but the only tome i can get it is on monday or tuesday n ovulate on monday. Does that increase my chances of pregnancy?

Over the counter: Plan b is available over-the-counter without a prescription. It must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. There is no reason for you to wait. Head to your closest pharmacy right now and take the pill. This will decrease your risk of an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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