Timing and a big 'oops'

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5481 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would wait a good 3 weeks to test.  Sperm can live inside for up to about 5 days, so let’s say you ovulate 5 days from the incident, then it takes another week to implant, then another week to produce a detectable amount of HCG.

Oh wait, do you guys have Plan B available over there?

Post # 4
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@UK Bride:  Could you take the morning after pill as an extra precaution? I would say testing in 2-3 weeks should give you an answer.

Post # 5
3949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you knew you weren’t protected did he pull out?  Your chances, especially being post partum, are pretty low if he did.

Post # 8
2202 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@UK Bride:  Your twins are SOO cute, haha you make adorable babies. I have no advice, as to when to test but i wouldn’t mind seeing your face on the bump thread again 🙂


Post # 9
1012 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@UK Bride:  Wow! If it’s been 2 weeks I would assume you could test here in the next few days. Perhaps give it 3-4 days, then if it’s negative test another few days after that. If it’s negative still in a week I’d think you were in the clear.

FX you get the answer you’re hoping for, whatever is best for you and your family! Keep us updated. I couldn’t imagine 3 under 1… so much power to you!

Post # 10
9149 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I would test once a week for the next 4 weeks unless you get your period.  Since you only missed one pill I would hope you went ahead and followed the instructions for missing a pill (it usually means doubling up the next day, sometimes you are supposed to double up the next two days; it depends on the pill.)  I got pregnant with a single accident but I wasn’t on the pill at the time so my risk was higher.

Post # 11
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@UK Bride:  You’re probably ok since your period hadn’t returned post birth. Are you breast feeding? That would decrease your chances of pregnancy also.

Post # 12
8972 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would test and re-test once a week until you get your period.  You can definitely be pregnant without your period returning yet!

I was on regular BCP for years and I routinely missed one or two without a problem but I could have just been lucky…

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