This afternoon I had unprotected sex – the guy did not come in me but on me but some got onto my vulva – I immediately got up and washed off in the shower (but did NOT wipe the cum over first though oh God). I got the Plan B emergency pill – 2 dosages – I have taken the first one this evening and will take the second one tomorrow morning – 12 hours time) – I use Monthly Info to track my period and I am currently on a 30/31 day cycle and the tracker says my last day of ovulation was approximately 3 days ago….in between the shower with cum mixed in with the water running between my legs – even with the Plan B….does anyone think there is a chance I could still get pregnant?

I know this sounds completely ridiculous but any thoughts guys?

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14 Responses to Another pregnancy freakout: can I get pregnant?

  1. 38ere says:

    you are fine stop stressing

  2. Hajous says:

    Lol, thanks much for your straight forward answer – it is really appreciated! That is usually what I need since I am such a worrier 😀

  3. Hteall says:

    I almost never say something is 100% impossible, but what you describe sounds pretty low-risk to me. You’re probably post ovulation, there was probably no semen put into your vagina, and you’ve started Plan B. Take a breath, remember that Plan B almost certainly will wonk up your bleeding, and grab a Dollar Tree Store pregnancy test for 19 days after this just to nail down the last bit of reassurance.

    *offers hugs*

  4. Hajous says:

    Thanks – I still have questions about ovulation – some say it lasts only 24 hours, other sources say 24-72 hours so that was my main freakout and my discharge is that clear and thin/slippery stage :/

    Thanks much and will do!

  5. Hteall says:

    Well, you can’t really tell when you’ve ovulated unless you’re charting your temperature and cervical mucous. The programs just estimate based on the usual time that people ovulate, which is approximately 2 weeks before their period. However, that’s 2 weeks, give or take some days. The luteal phase (the time between ovulation and period) is usually pretty steady for each person, but can vary between people quite a lot.

    Ovulation is pretty quick. The egg lives 24 hours. However, if there is a double ovulation, it can happen about a day later, so there’s usually a 48 hour “timeframe” which is considered potentially fertile. Not sure where 72 gets added in there — another day for luck? O:/

    Meanwhile, you enter into a fertile period, where your mucous allows sperm to easily enter the uterus — I’m not sure how long that lasts, but it starts before ovulation. Once in the uterus and especially the fallopian tubes, sperm can live from 5 to 7 days, and one researcher believes lifespans up to 10 days are possible. (She got that long a lifespan in the lab and doesn’t think the conditions were overly “perfect.”) So many ovulation trackers will block out a whole week prior to predicted ovulation, as a “fertile window.”

    The main thing is, if you don’t have semen in you, they can’t teleport. It’s a pretty far distance from vulva to vagina. Unless you were doing handstands in the shower, the water would wash the sperm down, not let it make a U-turn. So if you figure the fellow did withdrawal properly (peed beforehand, pulled out with plenty of time), then ovulation or not, there’s no issue.

    If you’re not comfortable with your fellow’s expertise with withdrawal, then I encourage you to insist on a different, or second, form of contraception! Sex should be fun, and if you’re stressing over pregnancy? NO FUN. You are as entitled to worry-free sex as your partner is — and possibly more-so, considering you’re the one with the uterus in this equation. If he tries to put his sexual comfort over your emotional and physical comfort, then I’d say you deserve better and should kick anyone so selfish to the curb.

    You may want to check out fam, I think the community is? Fertility Awareness Method — they might be a great resource for you to figure out when you ovulate.

    …I hope that’s helpful!

  6. Hajous says:

    Thanks so much for the advice – ovulation and tracking it definitely something I am interested in so I will check that out!

    Today was completely unplanned for and spontaneous. He was completely cool and understanding about my freak out – in fact, he offered to accompany and pay for the Plan B 🙂 That would have been too weird but he was sincere 😀

  7. Hteall says:

    Not weird at all, actually, and that definitely sounds like he was being a gentleman about it. Yay!

  8. Taceva says:

    Honestly, it would be unlikely that you would have gotten pregnant from that anyway, but adding Plan B into the mix? You’re fine.

    However, I feel it worth mentioning that Plan B can sometimes mess with cycles, so it’s quite possible you may have spotting, or your period might be late (and the amount you’re stressing over it makes it being late even more likely).

  9. Hajous says:

    Thanks much! You guys are really helping me to calm done now – I know I do worry excessively but thank you so much 🙂

    We will def. be better prepared next time!

  10. AvoNa says:

    Hi There!

    Like the other posters mentioned, I think you are definitely fine. Your body is only able to get pregnant UP TO 6 days each cycle, and more like 3 peak fertility days. Your ovulation day, and the 5 days preceeding is considered your fertile phase.

    It’s a scientific fact you cannot get pregnant after your ovulation day. People talk about double ovulation. This does not mean you can ovulate on day 17 of your cycle, and then again on day 22 (or something like that). It means that you release 2 eggs within a 24 hour time period – your ovulation day – hence the reason for twins. Even if you had sex on your MOST fertile day, there’s only a 28% chance of pregnancy. Long story short, it is difficult to get pregnant.

    What cycle track are you using? Let me know if you have any other questions. I’m new to the forum and am really enjoying it so far.

  11. Hajous says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for your input! I feel better but am still a lil freaked haha~ A first time for everything – it seems like everyone has a pregnancy scare/freakout at least once and this is mine haha~

    I use Monthly Info – I have been using it since July 2009 to track my period – the more info you put in month after the month, the more accurate it is – I get an email 2 days before my period and at this point, it’s always pretty much always spot on! The only thing I need to improve on is adding my temperature >_<

    I think I still have a lot to learn – I was under the impression that I could get pregnant in the stage I am – the boy and I seem to be making more and more long term plans that does NOT involve kids anytime soon – I have lost track of his marriage offers >_> – so that was one of my issues.

    I love this community – and for reasons like this – judge free and supportive. Thank you.

  12. AvoNa says:

    Ha! You’re right, everyone does have at least one in their life. Surprisingly, since I got off birth control, and started using FAM, we haven’t had one (knock on wood), which is pretty crazy. I’ve tried out Monthly info a while back. Sounds like you’ve been doing a great job charting for a while now!

    I actually just started a fertility charting website called Ova Ova. I would really love to get your feedback about the charting application, especially since you’ve been doing it for so long. I completely understand you have years worth of data in Monthly Info, and absolutely wouldn’t expect you to switch. I would just be really curious to get your feedback if you charted on both sites for a cycle, or half a cycle (or something like that).

    We have a 30 day free trial with credit card required. Let me know if you’re interested. Like I said, would LOVE to get your feedback. Oh, and you mentioned you still would like to learn some more. We have quite a few articles you might find interesting. We hope to add a lot more in the near future.

    Anywho, I think you will be okay this cycle, and if you EVER have anymore questions, feel free to send me a message. I’m happy to help.

    Have a great weekend!!

  13. Hajous says:

    I found your site! Bookmarked!

    Sure I’ll give it a try, no problem at all! I have a friend who is married and says she and her husband has only ever used FAM…which to be honest, intrigues, amazes and both scares me ~_~
    I may track my cycle but I always think that FAM is beyond my understanding and skills.

    I will GLADLY sign up a lil closer to my next period *:D* Never been so excited for it!!
    I am at a point in my life where I know this is gonna be great information to have and this whole experience have made me aware of how sorely lacking information I am!

    Thanks again for all your help and comfort! don’t know if it’s the lack of sleep since I made this post or stress but I am feeling downright weepy right now lol~

  14. AvoNa says:

    Awesome! Thanks for checking it out! We really appreciate it.

    Honestly, I was in the same boat as you about FAM less than 3 years ago. When I first started learning about it, it seemed a little overwhelming. When you look at the science behind FAM, it is very complex. A lot of different rules to understand, but it’s so cool once you learn how it all works.

    It’s one of the reasons my husband and I started Ova Ova. We felt if you had a charting application that automates all the rules for women, it would make it A LOT easier for women to practice effectively, both as birth control and to get pregnant. Basically, we wanted to make it easy to learn the basics and have the charting application take care of the rest for you.

    The best time to start charting is the first day of your period, so if you remember to, set up your free trial that day. Seriously, if you have ANY questions when you get started, please let me know.

    Again, really means a lot to us to hear your feedback!

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