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Can I take the morning after pill while breastfeeding?

Can I take the morning after pill while breastfeeding?

Yes: Since mom's exposure to hormones in the morning-after-pill is of short duration, any hormones passed onto the baby via the breastmilk would also be of short duration. If desired, mom can pump and dump the breastmilk on the day(s) she takes the morning-after-pill. It is best if mom uses a reliable form of contraception, other than oral contraceptives, when breastfeeding a young baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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If im on fluoxtine 40mg can I take the morning after pill?

If im on fluoxtine 40mg can I take the morning after pill?

Yes: There is no interaction. Taking the morning after pill within 72 hours of the accident will reduce risk of pregnancy to below 1%. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i take the morning after pill if the condom slipped off but he didn't cum in me?

Should i take the morning after pill if the condom slipped off but he didn't cum in me?

No: This is probably not necessary . The likelihood of pregnancy in your described circumstance is extremely low. ...Read more

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Can i take the morning after pill when i'm taking day quil and night quil (cold pills)? Also does the pill have anything to do with virginity?

Can i take the morning after pill when i'm taking day quil and night quil (cold pills)? Also does the pill have anything to do with virginity?

Yes, and no: The 'morning-after pill' is safe ; effective to take while taking those cold medicine products. The pill doesn't have anything specifically to do with virginity. It is typically used for birth control only when patients are sexually active (so the user would not be a virgin), but birth control pills can be used to regulate periods or make them less painful, and heavy, so can be used in virgins. ...Read more

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Should i take the morning after pill if i had protected sex last night and the condom didn't slip or break? I'm just worried

Should i take the morning after pill if i had protected sex last night and the condom didn't slip or break? I'm just worried

Not necessary: It is not going to harm anything but it would not likely help either. You should not need the additional protection if you were using the condom properly.. ...Read more

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Do i miss a period when i take the morning after pill?

Do i miss a period when i take the morning after pill?

Not normally: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Should i take the morning after pill if i'm already on birth control?

Should i take the morning after pill if i'm already on birth control?

No : If you are using birth control already the "morning after pill" should not be needed. If you have not been using your birth control method properly, then the "morning after pill" may still be a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more