(Closed) Condom Broke-Help Me Relax Please!

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

 Since your just ending your period your probably not ovulating and because you took plan B your probably in the clear but there really isn’t anything more you can do at this point so try not to worry!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I can guarantee anything, but I’m positive you can’t get pregnant under those conditions. If I were you I wouldn’t even be worried.

Simple as this: When the sperm reaches the egg it has to nest in your womb, it nests in your endometrium, which is what you release during your period. If you’re ending your period then it’s almost empty and even if it finds a small part to nest, your body is already letting it go so there’s vistually no chance of it sticking.

And if it’s not enough as PP said, you took a day after pill, you’re in the clear.. relax 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You’re on your period AND you took Plan B, I would definitely tell you to relax! But I msut say, it does seem odd that the two fo you have had multiple condoms break. I have literally never had a condom break and Darling Husband and I always use them, so did my ex and I. What kind of condoms are you using, if you don’t mind me asking?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You won’t get pregnant. Relax!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@lioness_89:  You’re welcome. I’ve been there, you know the chances are low but you can’t stop thinking about it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

ugh, i’m sorry that happened..how stressful! i cannot predict whether you are going to get pregnant or not. but just so you know, i’m not sure which seizure med you are taking but based on what you said, your seizure medication is likely to increase the metabolism of plan b/next choice (make it less effective). that said it probably does provide some protection. i would not take the end of your period to mean much regarding whether or not you can get pregnant, that is actually not a good predictor – while we say in general that ovulation occurs on day 14 it can actually happen a few days before or after this.

sorry this is not very relaxing but it is better to be informed – i would check in with your physician about this to discuss this further.

keep your fingers crossed! in the end things will be okay whatever happens.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That’s so stressful, but I’m sure you’re fine!  My friend just gave me awesome wedding planning advice: “It gets so much less stressful when you’re like 3 months out because then if you get pregnant no one knows until after the wedding!”  It cracked me up.  Keep yourself distracted; it helped me to set a date where I couldn’t check with a pregnancy test until that date.  I set it for two days past when I was supposed to get my next period, personally.  The first few days were the worst but after that it got a lot easier.  

I do have one thing to add, though, if you’ve taken the Plan B stuff more than once, have you asked your doctor about it?  You don’t have to answer here, but I’d ask about it before taking another one if you haven’t already, when I was on anti-seizure medication I had to be off of birth control and was warned not to take a morning after pill either.

Also!  Make sure you’re using the most durable condoms.  Consumer reports rates them, I think the latest one said one of the Durex types was best but you can google it.  Some of the name-brand variations are surprisingly too prone to breaking.  

ETA: you not getting pregnant is not actually a clear sign that the morning after pill has been effective; it only means it hasn’t failed.  Just ask any couple in the process of trying to conceive, it can take months or even years of regular unprotected sex to get pregnant, it’s just that you can also be really unlucky and get pregnant the one time you have unprotected sex.  It’s really a dice roll.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ohh about taking the Plan B pill multiple times. If you taking more than once in a 6 month span, it’s not really effective, my doctor told me you have to wait at least 6 months before taking it again.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@lioness_89:  hmm, i wouldn’t assume that just because you haven’t gotten pregnant in the past that there is no interaction. if you have been told not to take bcps, it is because most seizure medications change how you process drugs and actually decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills. plan B contains the same meds as birth control pills just in different concentrations so it is likely that plan b will not work as well either.  seizure meds change how you process a lot of other medications.

i would suggest that you call your doctor to check in about your specific medication and its interaction with plan B. if it is okay to take, you may need an adjusted dose. 

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just to add to flyingpiggy’s warning, one of the side effects of one of my anti-seizures from long ago was blood clots, and birth control pills/ morning after pills also carry the risk of blood clots.  I think it’s very smart to check with a doctor about this.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee

despite all of this, it’s probably going to be a false alarm. still fingers crossed..lots of deep breathing tomorrow. hopefully your doc has quick answers on Monday! good luck..this stuff happens to all of us! 

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