How many days a month can I get pregnant?
You should know . . . It is not possible for a woman to get pregnant about 26 days a month. Many of the days when women take the morning-after pill, it is impossible to get pregnant anyway. This fact makes “effectiveness” statistics for emergency contraception look much better than they really are. 3
What is the first sign of pregnancy?
A missed period is most common sign of a potential pregnancy. Click here for a list of more symptoms.
How many days before the baby implants into the lining of the womb?
You should know . . . ella can function as “emergency contraception” when taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex because it’s on about the 5th day after ovulation and fertilization of the egg that the new baby begins to implant in the lining of the womb—but can’t because the uterine lining function is disabled by ella. The hormone progesterone is blocked by ella so the proteins needed to begin and maintain pregnancy are not produced. This is not a true contraceptive action (that is, it doesn’t prevent sperm and egg from joining in fertilization) but an abortifacient one. The same applies to Plan B if it prevents an embryo from implanting by irritating the lining of the uterus.
What is an ectopic pregnancy?
- If the embryo is in the fallopian tube, the abortion pill won’t end the pregnancy and the embryo will continue to grow and could cause the tube to burst. Here’s the danger: The cramping and abdominal pain that are normal after the use of the abortion pill are a lot like the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy. A woman might not realize until it’s too late that she needs to seek emergency care—and this puts her life at risk. If a woman has little or no bleeding after taking misoprostol, it could also be a warning sign for ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is an emergency—the woman’s doctor or the emergency room at the hospital should be contacted right away. The best option is for a woman to get an ultrasound before having a medical abortion.