Unplanned Pregnancy

Unprotected sexual intercourse that leads to unwanted conception or fertilization is called unplanned pregnancy. If you get pregnant, consult your doctor immediately. Start taking Folic acid and quit smoking and drinking, as it can affect the developing baby.

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I plan to go on a date with my girlfriend, but we do not want a baby now. Can she use an emergency pill to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and dating my girlfriend. We are planning to go out for a date in two days, and I want to know how she can prevent pregnancy as we are not planning to have a baby now. Are condoms effective, or is it alright if she takes any emergency contraceptive pill? Which emergen...  Read Full »


Dr. Usha Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you use the condom as it is safe and effective if used properly. Use it right from the start, as the precum will have sperms. I-pill (Levonorgestrel) should be used sparingly and must be taken within 24 to 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. However, it is...  Read Full »

Can you use MTP pills if you have had a cesarean section?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a C-section delivery twice in two consecutive years, definitely with no complications. Now she is pregnant again after five years. Can we take MTP pills as we do not want a baby now? She is 30 days pregnant. Please help us with this issue.  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details mentioned by you and would help you out for sure. See, as your wife already had cesarean sections twice in two consecutive years, the risk to the scarred uterus with medications or surgical evacuation does exist. But as the pregnancy i...  Read Full »

My wife tested positive for pregnancy, but we are not prepared for a child. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife missed her periods and is already 13 days late. She got a positive pregnancy test. She was feeling nausea and fatigue. She also got a brown spotting. We are recently married and not prepared for a child. If we terminate this pregnancy, will there be any complications in a future p...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Since it has been 13 days over the missed period, and she has got a positive pregnancy test, the pregnancy is confirmed. Although certain medicines are available at the pharmacy for pregnancy termination, they sometimes...  Read Full »

What are the ways to prevent pregnancy without a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, How to avoid pregnancy after sex without condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am afraid the answer is not so simple. However you can avoid sex in the unsafe period. The unsafe period is the period roughly between 10th to 20th day in a woman having a 30 days menstrual cycle. This period roughly corresponds to the most fertile period in a woman's...  Read Full »

I am 1 month pregnant, and I have a 5 month old baby. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a 5 months baby (cesarean). The baby and I are fine. From day one, he is fit. There is no health issues since his birth. And I did not have any health issues after delivery of our first baby. I got pregnant again, and it has been a month now. Please suggest a wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you have provided, it looks like you have an unplanned pregnancy. I am not sure about the reason why you do not want to continue the pregnancy. Even though spacing pregnancies is advisable, it is not a hard and fast rule. You can continue this preg...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy occur through foreplay alone?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are a 28-day cycle. I was sexually intimate with a man, 15 days after my menstruation. There was no intercourse, but only foreplay, causing a lot of fluid discharge. I have not got my periods yet. Also, by mistake, I took the Regestrone 5 tablet before dinner instead o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your serum beta hCG levels are 2501 mIU/mL, which clearly confirms that you are pregnant. The urine pregnancy test is negative as it is positive only eight days after your missed periods. Regest...  Read Full »

What is the reason for not getting periods even after taking I-pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my wife when her periods was due. But at that date, she did not get her period, and she took an I-pill next day. It is already six days since she took the I-pill, but she did not get her periods still. I am really worried that she is pregnant, as we are not plan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her periods could have been missed due to pregnancy caused due to the earlier intercourse or due to hormonal imbalance. Get a serum beta hCG done, which is a blood test. Review with the report, so that I can suggest medication to induce periods. Revert with more inform...  Read Full »

What are the ways to prevent unplanned pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my partner two days before her ovulation date. We did not use a condom, and I did not ejaculate in her, and this was last week. Today she said that her lower abdomen was hurting. Is that a sign of pregnancy? If so, what can I do to avoid it?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. Now I would like to tell you that even precum contains some sperms and can lead to pregnancy. Also, the sperms can survive up...  Read Full »

Can sex during the unsafe period guarantee a pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend had unprotected sex with his partner on the day when his partner is at a high chance to be pregnant. But he did not ejaculate inside. After that, his partner took 5 contraceptive pills to reduce the chance of having a pregnancy. Can she have a chance to become pregnant?   Read Full »


Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though he has not ejaculated, still she has a chance to become pregnant due to pre-seminal fluid. It is a clear fluid rich in young healthy sperms that comes out before semen. Taking four tablets of contraception (combination of Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone) and t...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get the MMR vaccine during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in an unplanned pregnancy of 6 weeks. Two to three weeks after conceiving, I unknowingly drank wine when I was highly stressed. I had a fluoride treatment at the dentist and received an MMR booster vaccine. My doctor is concerned about the potential risks. Online sources seem fine or...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MMR vaccine is a real threat in a pregnant state (mumps, measles and rubella). Yes, nobody could say you either continue or terminate the pregnancy. Just go through the details. If you wish to adopt the potential risk, then you can continue. For further information...  Read Full »

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