i stopped taking my birth control pills and a couple weeks later me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex and he did ejaculate in me. this happened the day after i was supposed to ovulate. and i had some mild cramping but no bleeding 4 days after the sex. could i be pregnant? if so what are my chances?
your chances are better to good that you might be pregnant. First call your doctor if you have one and ask for advice. Second, buy an over the counter pregnancy test or secure Plan B from the pharmacy which contains the test. They are often not accurate in the first 9 days, however, you may want to seek medical care sooner. Planned Parenthood clinics can counsel and advise you and their fees are small or go to an emergency department of your local hospital and ask for an exam. Don't wait, do it now. If you are under 18 years of age in most states you can seek this care without parent consent; however it always helps to have your mom, dad, grandma or some adult you trust to go with you. by all means, your boyfriend needs to go with you.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
Highly possible! You should think about becoming a mother and all the responsibility that comes with parenting. Arrange an appointment with your OBGYN as soon as possible for an exam and you should involve your Mother, Father or trustworthy adult to accompany you. Share your experience, fears and worries with the potential father, so he too can think about becoming a father and how he will accept his position of being a responsible father.
If you are pregnant, you will need great prenatal care to insure the health of your child and yourself, you will need the loving support of your boyfriend and you will need to prepare a loving, safe and stable home for your child.
If you are not pregnant, you will need to consider the consequences of your actions and decide if you are physically, financially and mentally ready to become a parent. Take necessary measures as to prevent feelings of fear, pregnancy is a joyful experience and parenting is a rewarding job, but it is indeed a job that only the prepared should enter into.