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When do you become 'pregnant'?

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LadyOfWaffle Tue 23-Jun-09 13:20:13

Just been reading some info about the MAP and came across this...

It's believed Levonelle works by:

preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg
altering the lining of the womb, so a fertilised egg can't embed itself there.
In Britain and many western countries it is regarded as an emergency contraceptive, not an abortion-causing drug - it won't work if you are already pregnant.

Are you not 'pregnant' from when the egg is fertalised, or is it from being embedded?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Tue 23-Jun-09 20:23:32

Bump for you.

Interesting question.

PeppermintPatty Tue 23-Jun-09 20:28:56

I think medically you're not considered pregnant till implantation has taken place.

EccentricaGallumbits Tue 23-Jun-09 20:30:56

add the coil into your pondering and you've gota whole heap of difficult pondering.

orangehead Tue 23-Jun-09 20:35:10

I think medically peepermint is right. But personally some do feel it is when the egg is fertilised

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