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I wasn't filling my Sprintec prescription due to just giving birth and my sex life was the last thing on my mind. Last night at 1:30AM was the first time we had sex since, but my husband assumed I was still taking the birth control. Honestly, I wanted to be sterilized after that, but we decided not to. Anyway, there was some foreplay and he was inside for a few seconds and I asked him to go get a condom and he said he already "came", obviously inside. I was pretty upset with him for not asking those pivotal questions beforehand. I immediately filled the birth control prescription (Sprintec ethinyl estradiol 0.035mg/ norgestimate 0.25mg.) at 9:30AM this morning. Around 10AM, I took 4 of those pills. Do you think I could become pregnant, even though I took the birth control less than 10 hours after the initial act? I already had one child that I had given up for adoption, but it emotionally killed me. I just don't want to ever have to go through that again. I'm just not ready for a child

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replied March 29th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A33407
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If you have taken the emergency dosage of the regular pills, the dosage should be repeated after 12 hours of the initial dosage (regular birth control pills can be used for emergency contraception if taken in adequate dosage recommended for the purpose). It should help in preventing pregnancy (provided you do not have further unprotected intercourse). You should have considered taking emergency contraceptive within 48 hours if not ready for pregnancy. Continue to take the pills as recommended. Wait and watch for the withdrawal bleeding. Be regular with taking the birth control pills at scheduled time daily. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if you miss periods, or if you get abnormal bleeding, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy. Avoid unprotected sexual intercourse for atleast 3 weeks after getting started with the next pill pack.
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