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QUESTION: Hi, I've been here reading other persons situations. My last LMP was may 28, 2012, I have a regular cycle of 28 days, I was on the minigynon pill for about 4 years, but on the minigynon I would have my period 2 days after I finish the pack, which would give a 30 day cycle, i decide to stop around march but I would take 1 are 2 pills after sex, anyways after my LMP May 28th, it ended June 1st, I had sex with guy #1 June 3rd pull out method then guy #2 June 8th, 9th and 10th, he ejaculate inside all 3 times and then took 2 minigynon as an after pill the next day, me and guy #2 continue to have sex after that. On june 30th I did a hpt which was positive, I visit the doctor on July 12 and he said I was 6 weeks 3 days base on my LMP and I ovulate on June 11 and gave me a EDD for March 4th, 2013. Base on the ultrasound it estimated me at 6 weeks 4 days and EDD March 3rd, 2013, plz your advice means a lot, who could be the most possible father

ANSWER: Man #2 is the father.  Sperm can only live in the reproductive tract for up to 5 days.  Since you conceived on the 11th, the first man's sperm from the 3rd would have all been dead by then.

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QUESTION: So even though I took those minigynon as an after pill in the night of the 11th, u r saying that they didn't work and man #2 is still the father

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You didn't take the required dose of Minigynon for it to be effective as an emergency contraceptive pill.  The dose should be 4 pills as soon after intercourse as possible followed by 4 more pills 12 hours later.  So, no, they didn't work.

Early ultrasound is the most accurate way to date a pregnancy and is accurate within +/- 1 day, so there is no way you conceived on the 3rd with man #1.

For more information on the correct dosage for using oral contraceptives as a "morning after" pill, see http://www.iawg.net/resources/fph_EC%20ch3.pdf

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Catherine Beier MS CBE

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I can provide evidence-based information and current research findings concerning childbirth and pregnancy. My specializations include natural childbirth, pregnancy and birth interventions, fetal positioning, labor induction, choosing a care provider, midwives, homebirth, unassisted birth, natural pain relief, medications in pregnancy and birth, informed consent, understanding the risks and benefits of childbirth choices, doulas, waterbirth, childbirth methods, childbirth education classes, cesarean section, and VBAC.

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I have been a childbirth educator, mother, author, public speaker, researcher, and birth advocate for the past 9 years. I am also the author of GivingBirthNaturally.com, a site dedicated to natural childbirth and pregnancy information. I publish evidence-based articles on pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care, and post-partum care. I'm also a mother of three children, two daughters and one son all born naturally.

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My book, Birth Outside the Box, was published in 2007.

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I hold a Master's degree in communication disorders with an emphasis in child development. I am also an independent childbirth educator.

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