Taking the morning after pill
Editor's CommentThe 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.
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