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The condom broke

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VodkaCranberry2 · 01/07/2020 00:42

I gave birth 12 weeks ago, and have just finished my second period. My cycle seems to have gone back to norma already. Today was the last day I think. I’ve just had sex and the condom broke. First time it has ever happened to me in 10 years of having sex, honestly thought it never ever happened! I’m going to get the morning after pill, but I’m just wondering how effective it will be and how fertile I am at 12 weeks postpartum?

I’m also worried because I have had my large intestine removed so don’t absorb pills very well, so I’m a little worried.

Has anyone taken the morning after pill but still got pregnant?

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LeGrandBleu · 01/07/2020 00:50

The earliest you take the MAP the better. Can you sen your DH/partner to a pharmacy and take it tonight?

VodkaCranberry2 · 01/07/2020 00:52

Unfortunately not @legrandbleu we have both been drinking!

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LeGrandBleu · 01/07/2020 00:56


Indigochi · 01/07/2020 01:08

I took MAP 4 hours after unprotected and now have a 1 year old. Good luck

DamnShesaSexyChick · 01/07/2020 01:11

You seem to worry about getting pregnant every month since you have had your baby op, maybe you should reconsider the contraception you are using.

VodkaCranberry2 · 01/07/2020 01:15

@damnsheshasexychick unfortunately this is the only form of contraception that is safe for me to have.

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VodkaCranberry2 · 01/07/2020 01:16

We don’t have Uber in this area @LeGrandBleu we are in a small village in the countryside.

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frenchfancy81 · 01/07/2020 01:34

I got pregnant after a split condom and taking the MAP.

Hope you get the outcome you're wishing for....fingers firmly crossed!

TwinkleStars15 · 01/07/2020 08:35

I think you can have a coil of some description inserted rather than the morning after pill? Go to the GP today, they’ll tell you your options.

Superscientist · 01/07/2020 09:23

Emergency contraception/morning after pill work mostly by delaying ovulation so that any sperm present from the unprotected sex has gone by the time you ovulate. This obviously only works if you haven't yet ovulate, if you have ovulate you can get pregnant having taken EC/MAP. This information is often not given when EC/MAP is prescribed but it should.

The coil works differently (I can't remember how exactly) but can be taken at any point in your cycle and can be used up to 5 days post sex.

There is a women's hour episode on emergency contraception (around Nov 2019) which was very informative.

HalfTermHalfTerm · 01/07/2020 09:42

As an above poster has said, the morning after pill doesn’t work if you’ve already ovulated. Lots of people don’t know that as they only very vaguely include the information in the leaflet. I remember this article going viral on my Facebook at the time...

When you say the last day of your cycle, do you mean the last day of your period, or the last day of your cycle so you’re due to get your period tomorrow?

VodkaCranberry2 · 01/07/2020 09:49

Hi @halftermhalfterm I mean the last day of my period!

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Alychloe · 01/07/2020 10:27

Request Ulipristil/EllaOne if you go to a pharmacy. It is more likely to prevent ovulation than the standard MAP.

HalfTermHalfTerm · 01/07/2020 14:08

Thought so, I was just checking! In that case you shouldn’t have ovulated yet so you should be fine to take it from that point of view... I’m not a medical professional though, so it might be worth talking to the chemist as you’ve had a baby so recently. Good luck!

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