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Can Birth Control Effect Pregnancy In The Long Run
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Does too much caffeine affect your fertility in the long run while taking birth control pills , can you take green coffee 800 mg diet pills while on a low dosage birth control pill ?
4 to 30 days: Oral contraceptives, scientifically, take 4 doses to be effective. However, i highly recommend using backup (condoms) for the entire first cycle on the pills. This helps make sure that you are taking them correctly. Also, remember, that pills dont stop stds, so use condoms as well at all times if you are at risk. ...Read more
How long do I have to take birth control for it to be effective to prevent against pregnancy? Does this go for every brand or birth control?
I left my birth control in my purse in the car for several hours, several days, & im sure it was above 90F temp. Could it no longer prevent pregnancy?
BCP: Check the package insert for recommended storage temperatures, or ask your pharmacist. Also, missing pills for several days will be as much as an issue as temperature. ...Read more
When switching to a new brand of birth control how long until I'm protected from pregnancy? Immediately or wait a month and use back up b/c.
No: There are no long term effects from the use of oral contraception except a reduction in ovarian cancer risk which is beneficial. Once you stop the pill, your fertility will be what it was prior to its' use and pregnancy is again possible. Quite the contrary, if you stop taking the pill or use it sporadically, unintended pregnancy risk is higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stop my birth control pills and started taking prenatals . how long do you think before a pregnancy? I even been doing the ovulation test and have yet to ovulate
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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