Morning after pill but late period of 5 days

Hello I am new here. I was silly & had unprotected sex about a month ago, I went & got the morning after pill 3 hours later. My period is late by 5 days & I am really stressed out. I cannot have a baby at my age (40). I know I should have known better but it just happened. I feel ill with worry. I bought a pregnancy test which I haven't taken yet. It took my two days to buy the test as I am so embarrassed and ashamed. I will have to have an abortion if it comes out positive which also is stressing me out. Please help anyone. I don't know what I will do. I am not telling anyone as again I am so ashamed of myself. I will have to go all through this on my own.

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  • Hi there

    You took the emergency pill in very good time, as it will prevent 95% of expected pregnancies when taken within 24 hours of sex (Levonelle). Stress and worry can be a big factor in late periods particularly after the emergency pill. However, I would recommend taking a pregnancy test so that you know for sure. I would suggest going to a local contraceptive clinic to do the test, so that you have support with the outcome of the test. The staff in such clinics are helpful, non-judgmental and can guide you to your local abortion service if it’s needed. If you do end up requiring an abortion, you will again find an empathetic service from staff, you shouldn’t be ashamed as many women every day go through these stresses.

    I hope this helps

    Best wishes

    Katherine

  • Thank you for the reply Katherine, I took the test yesterday and it was positive and I am so annoyed & upset with myself. I went to the Drs yesterday and I booked for abortion on Thursday. I can't believe that morning after pill didn't work. I have learnt my lesson. I thought at my age I would have known better really.

  • Hi there

    I'm so sorry the result is not what you wanted it to be. Try not to be too upset with yourself, you haven't been irresponsible, you had done all you could to prevent your situation, unfortunately emergency pills are not 100% if ovulation has already occurred. I hope everything runs smoothly on Thursday and I'm sure you will be treated well.

    Best wishes

    Katherine

  • Thank you, I just feel so guilty already. Probably reading things about abortions is not really good for me either. I just wish it was sooner as I am really anxious now :/

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