Taking the morning after pill

By anonymous on 02/06/2010
Hi erm I took the morning after pill but me and my boyfriend are confused, what if I was pregnant and took the morning after pill what would that have done to the baby?

Editor's Comment

The morning after pill, or emergency contraception is thought to work in 2 ways. If you take it early in your cycle after your period it probably delays the release of an egg, but if you take it after you have ovulated then it may work by stopping a fertilised egg from implanting in the womb.
There is no evidence that it would affect a developing baby, so if you are pregnant after taking the morning after pill it is not known to be a problem. You should do a pregnancy test 3 weeks after taking the pill to check if you are pregnant.
If you have any questions about this please call the national helpline 0300 4000 999 where a trained advisor can answer your questions.

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