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Anybody pregnant after Ella one (ellaone) failure?

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mrtumbleandhisguitar Fri 12-May-17 10:47:04

Hi all

I am feeling a little anxious and hoping for some 'good news' stories.

I took ellaone recently after a silly accident. I have a growing feeling that it has failed. It is still too early for a test (and I am scared tbh).

My main concern is that I have heard that ellaone can cause harm to the baby - but information is hard to come by and even the drug company's is 'limited'.

Has anyone fallen pregnant after ella one failure? If so, I would love to hear your story if you are wiling to share.

Or any other useful infomration that people might be able to share.

mrtumbleandhisguitar Sat 13-May-17 11:39:37


Anybody? I would have thought this would have happened to some people at least?

SirVixofVixHall Sat 13-May-17 11:41:28

Is Ella one the type that prevents ovulation rather the preventing implantation?

mrtumbleandhisguitar Sat 13-May-17 16:41:39

Hi Sir!

That is a really good question - and I can't quite get to the bottom of it.

Most of the literature seems to emphasise that it works by preventing ovulation. But, as far as I can work out, there is a second element to the drug that does something to the womb lining to stop it implanting. Hence my concern.

Stupidly, I did my research in a panic after taking it . I had had to ask for it over the counter at Boots in busy rail station after the bank holiday. There was no consultation room and I didn't ask all the questions I should have done.

I had hoped to be able to google and find legions of people saying things like, 'I got pregnant after ellaone failuare, and now I have a healthy dc!'

There are lots of those stories with levonelle. But non with ellaone that I can see. And I am getting quite worried.

CabbagePatchKid91 Sat 13-May-17 16:55:48

I had to get one today blush. The pharmacist says it was 95% effective in the first 24 hours.
I think it's even higher in the first 12 hours.

CabbagePatchKid91 Sat 13-May-17 16:56:15

Why do you think it failed?

theothersideoftheworld Sat 13-May-17 17:00:50

Ellaone delays ovulation. Why do you think it failed and how long ago did you take it?

mrtumbleandhisguitar Sat 13-May-17 19:26:11

Other, I was very very stupid.

Because I was already on day two when I went to Boots, the pharmacist mentioned Ella because it was effective over five days. We discussed the drop-off in effectiveness of levenolle - but not of ellaone I took the extra days as 'thinking time' and didn't take it until day five. That was last Friday. I am not quite sure when my last period began but it is due in the next few days I think.

I have been pregnant three times in the past - although only one resulted in a baby. And this feels fairly similar.

I am very confused feeling and quite anxious.

fwiw cabbage - if you have already taken it, I think you have acted very sensibly.

I wish I had have thought to ask 'what buys the extra two days effectiveness?' I know this sounds mad, but if it has failed I wouldn't want to think I have ruined what could have been a healthy pregnancy.

CabbagePatchKid91 Sat 13-May-17 19:35:16

Thank you tumble.
The pharmacist told me to test in a few weeks if I haven't had a period or if it is especially light. How much longer will you need to wait to test? Hope you get the result you want flowers

mrtumbleandhisguitar Sat 13-May-17 19:58:26

Hi Cabbage

I am no longer sure about the result I want.

Although I have lost track of my days, I have a bit of suspicion I could probably test now using a 'sensitive' test (I have heard of them, but never used one).

Although, for reasons I can't properly explain to myself I think I will hold off until next Friday by which time I will have moved into 'definately late' territory, even allowing for any of my losing track.

Good luck, Cabbage.

theothersideoftheworld Sat 13-May-17 20:14:20

Don't forget that because it delays your ovulation it can also delay your period too. Try not to panic too much .

mrtumbleandhisguitar Sat 13-May-17 20:40:41

Thanks, the otherside of the world. I am in a bit of a flap - which never really helps anything, I know.

Still wondering a bit where all the 'I got pregnant after taking ellaone and it was fine' stories are? It isn't 100% effective.

theothersideoftheworld Sat 13-May-17 20:47:28

I don't think there is evidence or research to prove any damage to a baby after taking ellaone. In fact i have read now that any effect on a foetus is either nil or negligible

mrtumbleandhisguitar Sat 13-May-17 21:51:05

Thanks, other.

Do you have a source?

I have found reputable sources saying 'limited data.' And US pro-life sources scare-mongering. Something in-between would be useful.

theothersideoftheworld Sat 13-May-17 22:11:44

Yes I have, I'll try and link but I'm on my phone.

theothersideoftheworld Sat 13-May-17 22:18:36

I've messaged it to you .

mrtumbleandhisguitar Sat 13-May-17 23:09:39

Thank you so much, other!!

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