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Anyone fell pregnant even though they took the morning after pill

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seekerseeker Thu 13-Apr-17 16:33:45

Has anyone fell pregnant even though they have taken the morning after pill? Especially Ellaone?

HomityBabbityPie Thu 13-Apr-17 16:34:59

It's quite possible to get pregnant after the MAP as it won't necessarily stop the egg implanting, only ovulation. So if you've already ovulated when you have unprotected sex it's less likely to work.

yellowfrontdoor Thu 13-Apr-17 16:39:24

My sister! Took MAP straightaway, but fertilisation had occurred & that was it.

She has a beautiful boy she wouldn't be without and a running family joke about not getting a refund on the £30 it cost her to buy!

Whatever scenario you may be in, good luck OP.

HomityBabbityPie Thu 13-Apr-17 16:43:55

My sister! Took MAP straightaway, but fertilisation had occurred

The egg wouldn't have implanted so fast if she really did take it immediately. It's more likely ovulation had already occurred.

yellowfrontdoor Thu 13-Apr-17 16:45:25

Hobbity oops yes.

historygeek12 Thu 13-Apr-17 16:50:14

yes !! i did eighteen years ago would be without her thou but map doesn't always work

seekerseeker Thu 13-Apr-17 16:55:25

Thank you for the replies.
Took one Monday morning after unprotected sex the day before. But was constantly sick for two days. Wednesday I went to clinic where they gave me another one to take. I've not been sick since but feel sick. At the time of sex I was going ovulating although only found that out once at clinic. Hope it works for me

Talcott2007 Thu 13-Apr-17 16:56:15

It happened to me! I took MAP within an 1hr of 'the incident' (we lived opposite a boots at the time) and now my beautiful 10mth DD is napping upstairs... I huge shock for DP and I but we wouldn't change a single thing!

Talcott2007 Thu 13-Apr-17 16:58:23

Sorry forgot to mention it was Levonelle not Ellaone though if that makes a difference...

shereebobbins Thu 13-Apr-17 17:04:38

I took Levonelle and my baby is 17 now. So pleased it didn't work for

TwinkleStars15 Thu 13-Apr-17 17:49:42

Yes! I took Levonelle two days after and am currently 29 weeks! But very happy. I was told that Ellaone is more reliable, can be taken up to 5 days post sex, but Levonelle is 72 hours...can't quite remember who told me that though. Good luck.

flippyflapper Thu 13-Apr-17 18:12:23

Yes i took it literally about 10 hours after the deed and inhave twins. 😆

emily127 Thu 13-Apr-17 18:32:37

Yup! Took it two days later & was told it was 90% effective.. I'll be 21 weeks on Saturday!

seekerseeker Thu 13-Apr-17 19:31:42

Wow so many have. Could I ask if you had any symptoms after taking the MAP?

Kipperiscool Thu 13-Apr-17 19:36:08

Me too! Only episode of unprotected sex. Took MAP within 8 hours. Baby number 4 is now nearly 7 and I wouldn't change him for the world! smile

kalinkafoxtrot45 Thu 13-Apr-17 19:37:11

Apparently it doesn't work if you are above a certain weight range. Would have been nice to know that at the time.

MOIST Thu 13-Apr-17 19:37:34

Yup. Took levonelle within 6 hours of a condom splitting. No vomit. No symptoms. DD is 21 next week.

annandale Thu 13-Apr-17 19:41:53

Yup, the 13 year old upstairs should have been called Mark Arthur Philip.

NoCapes Thu 13-Apr-17 19:48:08

Took Levonelle around 12 hours after, felt awful almost instantly after I took it; really nauseous, tired and cold and just generally unwell for about 5 days
She's just turned 6 smile

Chipsandonionrings Thu 13-Apr-17 19:50:43

Yes I have a 3yr old. Apparently it's less effective if you weigh over 11st - I weighed 14st at the time. Wouldn't change things now.

seekerseeker Thu 13-Apr-17 19:57:53

wow did not know it was less effective if you are on the heavy side. I'm over weight and both health professionals I saw did not tell me this.
Suppose it's just a waiting game now until I'm due on.

Ohyesiam Thu 13-Apr-17 20:14:26

Yes, I took it 2 days after unprotected sex, and stayed pregnant. I even had a quite heavy period, so I didn't realise I was pregnant till several weeks on. I always wondered how the embryo survived through all that bleeding.
Hope you get the outcome you want op.

emily127 Thu 13-Apr-17 20:17:29

@seekerseeker I didn't have any symptoms at all until 3 weeks later when my boobs started to hurt so took a test, dated it pretty much to the day I took the MAP. Didn't know about the overweight thing either, I've never been weighed or had this discussed so didn't know it was a thing

seekerseeker Thu 13-Apr-17 20:32:11

Since DTD I've had cramping pains, felt sick, vomited numerous times, felt dizzy. Thought it is a bug of some sort but because I was sick within 15 minutes of taking the pill on Monday and carried on being sick i got another pill two days later. I haven't been sick since taking the MAP but feel sick, dizzy, cramping and have a copper taste in my mouth that I can't shift.

seekerseeker Thu 13-Apr-17 20:36:22

Thank you although I am not sure what I want the outcome to be. It's a Relatively new relationship and although he said he will support me and do the right thing I'm sort of doubting what he has said through my own insecurities. Think the stress of the past few days has taken its toll on me and over thinking everything.

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