Help needed please!(14 Posts)
I'm sorry but I need help and I'm going out of my mind and you all seem to be the experts in this area. So I had sex a few times on May 15th (with my DH) very drunken anniversary celebrations, kids away and got carried away. Took the MAP just over 20hrs later. I have only started my periods again 3 months ago. I think they were around 4-5 weeks apart. I think I would of been due one this week but can't be sure. I don't know why but some 6th sense is telling me I'm pregnant. What would the chances of this even be? For backround, I have 3 children all planned and pregnant 1st time with all of them. It's the running joke in my family that my dh just needs to look at me and I get pregnant. Realistically when is the right time to do a test? We would be happy but I have a sister struggling with infertility, I love her so much and couldn't face her with this.
Hi, typically speaking if you take the MAP within 24hrs of having unprotected sex it will be at its most effective although you can take it up to 72hrs after. I have taken it before within the 24hr period and been covered by it (although it seems you are very fertile lol!) I would test either the day your period is due (if you can work out when that should be) or a few days after (just incase MAP has messed with your cycle which is a possibility) if you are pregnant. Although it may be upsetting for your sister, it was obviously meant to be considering you took the necessary steps to prevent it. I'm sure she will be more happy for you than upset with you. If you are, once you have told her maybe just don't make a big deal of it afterwards? Only mention if she does sort of thing until the dust has settled and she's got used to the idea? If it's a running joke in your family that it always happens first time with you then maybe she will take the news better than you expect? xx
Thanks Laura. I know my sister wouldn't be anything but happy for me but she would be devastated inside. She 100% won't be having a baby now and just today was in my house crying about it. It said at the hour I took it it was 85% effective. I just have this feeling I'm in that 15%! 2 weeks from the 15th is this Monday or Tuesday I think. Would a test show up then?
I would test 14 days after but it could show up already. I know the MAP does delay AF but you know your own body. I think I read that MAP is most effective within 12 hours.
The pill should have given you a mini period depending on how far you were into your cycle.. That's normally what shows it has worked... Then you body will reset and start your cycle... If you were pregnant it would show up about 2 weeks after sex as you would be 4 weeks pregnant X if that makes sense?
Oh I'm so sorry, I can't imagine what your sister is going through, I can understand why you feel like it would be bad timing etc xx I would be inclined to wait a little longer to test simply because you've had MAP and it can play tricks with your cycle. However if you really can't wait it wouldn't do any harm to test the day your period is due. Have you had any pms symptoms?xx
I haven't had anything like a period at all. Not even a bit of spotting. So I could maybe chance my arm and test tomorrow or my preferred option, stuck my head in the sand and ignore until next week. I'm just thinking actually, not all 3 were planned. I did take the MAP with my last but I was starting a trail of a new medication that was too risky to take when pregnant but low and behold I got the baby instead I don't know how I forgot about that, just realised when I read this thread out to my dh. Also these are actually the only 2 times I have ever used this, hence the panic.
I really don't want to panic you lol..... Can I ask your last period
When your last period was, and when you had sex after that?
(I'm a bit anal on this stuff I knew my due date before i was even pregnant)
In case I miss the reply...
If you had sex within 7 days of your period you would be unlikely to get the morning after pill fake period....
14 days after your period is when normally you would conceive best naturally
Anything after the 14 days the pill would kick start your fake period then the whole thing would reset.
So potentially 6-7 weeks between periods at a push! X
I definitely had a period on March 19th for 5 days or so. I think I then had one about 30 days later. So around 19th April. I had sex around 15th may and took the MAP on 16th. No period or any sign of anything yet.
You basically had sex near enough when your next one was due... So naturally you are unlikely to conceive... The pill has probably made your body think what the fuck? My guess is within the next week you will have the mother of periods X
And a test wouldn't show anything up for about 7 days xx don't panic... That's probably the thing that's delaying you! X
Nonlady you actually have made me feel so much better. I don't know if it's just me but I manage to convince myself of all sorts. I go from being 100% sure I am to thinking I'm being ridiculous! Right I think you speak perfect sense, shall wait it out and if nothing by next weekend will test. Just talking to my dh about my sister and even he said she was the 1st thing he thought of when I said to him. Thank you all so much ☺
Popping by to check you are good! I'm using the app and I don't get notifications so have to manually look at all posts lol xx
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