Okay, I'm a new nuvaring user. I inserted it on Friday, July 29, while I was on vacation with my family, but I had left it in the hot car for an hour. I had another ring in my fridge back home, so I took out the one that had been in the car and inserted the new on Sunday, July 31. We waited the full 7 days after inserting the ring on Sunday, and last night, August 12, we had sex and he finished inside me.

And I have been freaking out about it since it happened.

According to my charts, if I'm on a normal, non-hormonal birth control cycle, I'm scheduled to ovulate this weekend. My cervix is high and soft, and I can't tell what my cervical mucus is anymore because I've checked so many times, but it seems thin and watery. I dont know why I distrust my Nuvaring so much today (I had been on the ring before in a past relationship with not much worry and no pregnancy scares) but I keep considering Plan B, but my medical history (I'm overweight, and I can't take NSAIDs). I think I'm just concerned because I only just restarted using it and we didn't use any other protection besides the ring.

Other info: I'm 28 years old, never had a baby before, never been pregnant. I used to use the Paragard IUD until my body expelled it. Twice. So I switched to the nuvaring. Also I've been told I have generalized anxiety disorder but up until a few weeks ago, I've felt like it was under control (and then life gave me lemons. You know how it is sometimes).

So tell me. What are the odds is get pregnant from this, considering I haven't done a full month yet? I'm terrified of the side effects of Plan B, and I'm not even sure if it's smart to double up on bc hormones like that. It's not that my bc failed; it's that I'm not sure if I trust it right now. The high cervix, watery cervical mucus, and that this is near what would-be my ovulation is what's really getting under my skin, I think. Help?
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replied August 13th, 2016
Anybody? I could really use some advice here. I just feel like time is ticking to get emergency contraception if that's the route I should take.
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replied August 13th, 2016
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The failure rate is between 1 and 3 pregnancies per 100 couples using it for a year. So 1, 2 or 3 failures per 1300 cycles.

Of course, there is no cure for bad luck. You can be one of the few, but in all likelihood, you are not.

When you use hormonal birth control, the observation of your cervix and mucus does not mean anything.
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replied August 13th, 2016
Thanks so much for the reply. I went ahead and got the Plan B regardless and I took it about 20 minutes ago. I know I'm over the weight limit for its effectiveness, but knowing that I'm on the Nuvaring as well as EC, I feel a little more at ease. I hope I don't spend the next month freaking out the way I have been all day. Thanks again.
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