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Combination of patch, morning after pill and prenatal

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My girlfriend is on the birth control patch. we had sex and i pulled out but was unsure if anything got in her.To be safe i got here the morning after pill and she took it 10 hours after sex. She is on birth control and hasnt missed at all. Its two weeks before her period and she is having cramps, and nausea all lightly though and "a feeling" that shes pregnant is having these symptoms 2 weeks in advance normal? She is also taking prenatal vitamins just for hair and nail growth. Could the combination of the patch, morning after pill and prenatal vitamins cause early pregnancy signs? Thanks


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replied December 20th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A17899
Hi,
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Emergency contraceptive pills work in protecting against pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse/incident. If she is on the patch, then the chances of egg being present is minimal as it will help in suppression of ovulation (egg release from ovary). If this was her first month on the patch, then she will not be protected against pregnancy.
Wait and watch for her periods. The emergency contraceptives can also cause her nausea, cramps and light bleeding due to hormonal withdrawal.
Take care.



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