Unsafe sex or no sex, a delayed period could be because of any random reason. In this case, watch for a few days, take a breather, but otherwise…
The first thing you should do after you read this is to run to a chemist. No, wait before you read any further. Call the pappa to be – create a world crisis panic and get him to go to a chemist and ask for the home pregnancy test kit, now! Do you know how to check pregnancy at home? If not, check this article. Do you know what are early signs of pregnancy?
What is it that I hear? Squeaks of dissent? Bunged up bro – GO! And it better not be the chemist near your house or your locality. So that the next time you step down for an aspirin he doesn’t give you a familiar look and whisper silently, “Hello bhabhiji, kasie hain aap?” Now read on…
Less is enough
You two thought you were having safe sex? Both of you must have talked about it, right? I am sure you are sexy at it and turned on with it. But in the din of all the excitement, he just missed to withdraw by half a second and you heaved a sigh of relief, lying back in a post coital haze. Long live coitus interruptus.
Well, let me do some interrupts here. Did you say half a second late for withdrawal? Bro, one or two drops of semen can hold thousands of tiny sperm inside them. What if one of them was the smart ass swimmer? First prize to that drop with ovum award!
Joker in the pack
This unfortunate truth equally applies to ‘just let me feel how you feel inside baby’ or ‘just in and out’ please too! Intercourse is not a trip to the ATM, in and out!
Those ‘few glistening drops of fluid’ or even pre-cum often pretend to be just lubrication or a sign of being too excited. However, they too can do the job of sperm carrier.
Tried and tested
So now comes the pregnancy test. Do you know how to check pregnancy at home? Well, wait for ten days before you do it. Hold your heart. ‘Gonadotropin’ (a hormone) in your urine will decide if it’s a yes or no. To be extra careful, use the first urine sample of the morning after a ten day wait.
Read all the instructions on the kit carefully. According to most tests, if one clear line appears, jump with joy. If it’s two – well, no jumping with joy. If it’s one and very light, it indicates you should repeat the test after two days.
This way or that
Let’s say your test results are positive. First, let your boyfriend know. Don’t get on a self-blame trip. You have enough on your plate to handle and the fella has an equal if not more role to play in this. If you did it for his sake, then kick yourself once too! Badi aayee, main tulsi tere aangan ki!
Beta, you are quite young. So both of you think about the decision to be made – are you ready to be pregnant and have a child at 23? Give up all your career and other dreams and raise kids now? If the answer is yes, great, go ahead and figure out the best way ahead with him!
If not, don’t worry. It happens to a lot of women a lot of times. You’re definitely not the only one. Abortion is an option and your right. You need to find a reliable doctor or a clinic and visit it. Don’t let the doctor embarrass you or make you feel uncomfortable.
There are two options – medical and surgical abortion. Consult your doctor on what’s the best for you. Keep in mind that medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) is your right under the law. Ensure that you and the pappa go together. It’s as much his responsibility as yours.
Do not trust anyone but a doctor. No chemist, no good-friend-said, no home remedies – all this can be disastrous – it’s your body after all. Finally, here’s a thought I am leaving you with. ‘Never without a condom! Condoms rule!’
To protect the privacy of the author, the person in the picture is a model.
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