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I had a baby 2 months ago and just started my period again. when should i start taking birth control pills?

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Dr. Denise Lochner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Now: If you just started your period, you can go ahead and start your birth control pills now. Condoms are usually recommended for the first two weeks of use.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

I had a baby September 27th 2015 it's been about 8weeks and I just got my period today! When am I suppose to start taking my birth control pills ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About now: To avoid having another pregnancy before even getting a period after delivery, couples must avoid sex until good birth control method(s) are begun. That means a new mom must use contraception or stay away from that penis. Having a normal-looking period now means one is not pregnant, and is a good time to start birth control pills (if the doctor had said pills are fine for the particular patient).

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