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Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

No: Don't take any with estrogen as they may decrease your milk supply. Take the minipill or other progesterone-only methods. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

Sometimes: If you are taking a Progesterone only birth control pill, you should be able to take that while nursing. Best to check with your doctor and get his/her advice. ...Read more

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Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Progesterone only : There are several brands of Progesterone only birth control pills. Micronor (norethindrone) and camila for example. Traditional birth control pills can decrease milk production and are best avoided. Progesterone pills are safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How can I take birth control pills?

How can I take birth control pills?

Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack - so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more

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Since I take birth control pills can I still get cervial cancer?

Since I take birth control pills can I still get cervial cancer?

Yes: Birth control pills do not prevent cervical or any other cancer. You should get PAP smear done. You are still young enough to take HPV vaccination and I would recommend that you take the vaccination as that can prevent many cervical cancers. ...Read more

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What will happen if i take birth control pills during my periods?

What will happen if i take birth control pills during my periods?

That is fine if u : Want to, many of my pts take the pill continuously so hopefully that will prevent a period which is totally fine on the pill, by that i mean u take only tehe active pills, not the placebo ones at the end of the pack, talk to your gyn about that. ...Read more

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Should i constantly worry and ruin my life over getting pregnant i take birth control pills perfectly?

Should i constantly worry and ruin my life over getting pregnant i take birth control pills perfectly?

Birth control.....: Modern birth control, grounded in a detailed understanding of the endocrine axes controlling ovulation and pregnancy support, is indeed quite effective, but it is not perfect. There is always a chance, albeit slim, that you can become pregnant if you are sexually active. My advice to anyone, man or woman, is not to engage in sexual intercourse unless you're ready to accept the responsibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more