Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

i am pregnant but my conception date was dec7th and i took plan b on the 8th. Could i still have gotten pregnant? i thought conceived meant this was the exact day of sperm and egg meeting? so that would mean i was already pregnant before i took the pill right?

Answer Question
 
kia806

Asked by kia806 at 4:09 PM on Feb. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (7)
  • I'm confused about what you're asking. You KNOW that you conceived on Dec. 7th? Please explain what you're asking.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Yes, it will not terminate a pregnancy
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • If you're already pregnant, Plan B won't work. It only works to PREVENT conception.
    StarLee

    Answer by StarLee at 4:17 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • i've read that sperm can stay in the woman's body for up to 6 days...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Plan B is about 89% effective. And estimated due dates and conception dates are just that...estimated. They can be off by a week or so.
    ohbladi

    Answer by ohbladi at 4:23 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Conception describes the point in time at which the egg and sperm unite which usually happens a few days after sex, not instantly after sex. You know the date on which you had sex, not the date on which you became pregnant. It is best to take Plan B in less than 72 hours after you've had unprotected sex. However, it is not 100% effective. It works like one large dose of birth control. It makes any egg that may be tumbling towards your uterus (if you're ovulating) infertile so that sperm cannot penetrate it and cause pregnancy. If egg and sperm unite before you take the pill, it will not terminate the pregnancy. It is possible that an egg was released after the effects of the pill wore off and that sperm was still present and fertilized that egg.  If you're pregnant after trying to use Plan B to prevent conception, obviously Plan B failed.

    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 4:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Plan b is NOT 100% proof!!
    Aneq

    Answer by Aneq at 7:35 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Pregnancy
labor?

Next question overall (Politics & Current Events)
Has anyone else seen this