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Doctor insights on: Can I Use P2 Pill To Prevent Pregnancy

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Is it safe to take 72 hour pill to prevent pregnancy while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take 72 hour pill to prevent pregnancy while breastfeeding?

Technically yes: Using progestin-only emergency contraceptive pills once, will probably not affect either the quantity or quality of the milk your breasts are producing. Although some hormones may be passed through breast milk, your child is not likely to experience any adverse effects. However, the label for ella (ulipristal acetate) states that nursing mothers should not use ella (ulipristal acetate), it is unknown if there could be risk for the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is there a post sexual intercourse pill to prevent pregnancy? How it should be taken and for how long?

Is there a post sexual intercourse pill to prevent pregnancy? How it should be taken and for how long?

YES: ITS CALLED "PLAN B" or the "morning after" pill (Actually it must be taken within 72 hours of the unprotected sex) The sooner it's taken the more effective it is (95% if taken by next AM)

Hope this helps!
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Period like clockwork at 28.5 days. Honeymoon in 3 months, but falls during my most fertile time. When to start the pill to prevent pregnancy?

Period like clockwork at 28.5 days. Honeymoon in 3 months, but falls during my most fertile time. When to start the pill to prevent pregnancy?

Now: You should start the pill now and have time to adjust its use to avoid a period during your honeymoon as well as prevent pregnancy prior to the wedding, so you won't need an "expandomatic" empire waist wedding gown. ...Read more

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How long does it take birth control pill to prevent pregnancy?

How long does it take birth control pill to prevent pregnancy?

One cycle.: After you finish your first month's packet your ovulation should be suppressed and the risk of pregnancy should be <1-9%. ...Read more

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I am 50 & experienced hotflushes since 2 weeks. My period is overdue 10days, otherwise always regulary. Should I take the pill to prevent pregnancy?

I am 50 & experienced hotflushes since 2 weeks. My period is overdue 10days, otherwise always regulary. Should I take the pill to prevent pregnancy?

Maybe: As you can imagine pregnancy would be super rare for someone your age. Having said that whether to use protection to prevent pregnancy is a personal decision. Pregnancy unlikely but not 100% impossible. If you have a new partner consider condoms as stds occur at any age. Talk to your doctor for additional advice as they know if you have any risk factors for estrogen use ...Read more

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To ask about prevent pregnancy pills?

Question incomplete: Your local pharmacist has a large supply of pills that can prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does inactive pill also work to prevent pregnancy?

Does inactive pill also work to prevent pregnancy?

Inactive pills: The inactive pills have no hormones and are only to keep you taking a pill every day and knowing when to start the next pack ...Read more

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Does one pill of postinor2 prevent pregnancy?

Does one pill of postinor2 prevent pregnancy?

Unsure, possible: The dosing is 2 pills taken 12 hours apart. One pill may have some impact on fertility, but if using this to prevent conception it should be taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Does someone who has hidronephrosis can take pills to prevent pregnancy?

Does someone who has hidronephrosis can take pills to prevent pregnancy?

See below: Hydronephrosis may have left you with a reduced kidney function, which may affect your pregnancy. The doctor can help you understand the risks of taking contraceptive pills vs the hazards if any of a pregnancy with reduced kidney function. It all depends on the extent of loss of kidney function. ...Read more

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If I take the Plan B pill 2hrs before sex will it still help prevent pregnancy?

If I take the Plan B pill 2hrs before sex will it still help prevent pregnancy?

Not to be used: As birth control. It is rescue contraception if birth control fails. It is not as effective as conventional birth control so you are taking a risk here. You are also exposing yourself to STDs. You need different contraception. ...Read more

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Is there any pill or herbs or remidys you can take to prevent pregnancy 3 weeks after sex?

Is there any pill or herbs or remidys you can take to prevent pregnancy 3 weeks after sex?

Generally no.: Three weeks later if it is going to occur the pregnancy has already occurred thus prevention is no longer an option. Check a pregnancy test. If negative check again in a week or so. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent pregnancy without using condoms or pills?

Is it possible to prevent pregnancy without using condoms or pills?

Other options: The most effective methods of birth control are the so-called long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc) methods which are extremely effective (as effective as sterilization), long acting 3-10 years and include a rod that is placed beneath the skin of the upper arm, or two types of iuds. There are also other options-- the patch, a vaginal ring, or other non hormonal options that fail more often. ...Read more

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Can you prevent pregnancy without pills or any kinds of meds after unprotected sex?

Can you prevent pregnancy without pills or any kinds of meds after unprotected sex?

Sorry: Please have a parent submit this question: you must be 16 year old or older to use this site. ...Read more

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If a home ovulation test says you are ovulating, is the Plan B pill not likely to prevent pregnancy?

If a home ovulation test says you are ovulating, is the Plan B pill not likely to prevent pregnancy?

Incorrect: Plan b does not prevent ovulation. It actually works by preventing implantation of an egg onto the uterus. Keep in mind that nothing is 100% effective, and that Plan B works best if the directions are followed exactly. ...Read more

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Its about 7 days I had unprotected sex. Please guide me is their any pill or medicine used to prevent pregnancy.

Its about 7 days I had unprotected sex. Please guide me is their any pill or medicine used to prevent pregnancy.

Its a bit late: The available "morning after" type pills work best when taken soon, no later than 72 hrs after exposures. So the easy out may be too late. You will need to wait it out to see if your pregnant or contact a local doc for advise. ...Read more

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I wanted to be more educated about sex before I do it so I wanted to know how can u prevent pregnancy without condoms or any pills?

I wanted to be more educated about sex before I do it so I wanted to know how can u prevent pregnancy without condoms or any pills?

Choices: Any woman having sex is willing to get pregnant. There is no 100 percent except abstinence.

Natural family planning (there is an app) is practiced by catholics with good success. It requires understanding your cycle and when you ovulate. Avoid intercourse during ovulation. ...Read more

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A friend took the emergency pill in order to prevent pregnancy however she took it 20 days after the intercourse what side effrects are with that?

A friend took the emergency pill in order to prevent pregnancy however she took it 20 days after the intercourse what side effrects are with that?

Several: Nausea, vomiting, menstrural irregularities, abd pain and breast tenderness. If it was taken 20 days after intercourse it would be ineffective. It is most effective when used in 72 hours and moderately effective within 120 hrs. ...Read more

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Does the pill prevent pregnancy even during the fertile days?

Does the pill prevent pregnancy even during the fertile days?

Yes.: The pill prevents ovulation (the fertile time of the month) - so if a patient is taking it regularly, at the same time everyday and not skipping pills - it should do a very good job of preventing ovulation and pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does the morning after pill work in your body to prevent pregnancy? If you had two incidents in one week?

How long does the morning after pill work in your body to prevent pregnancy? If you had two incidents in one week?

Plan B: Is most effective when taken within the first 24 hours of intercourse and loses some effectiveness the further out it is taken. It is still effective 72 hours from intercourse. 89% effective at 72 hours. There may be some effectiveness up to 5 days according to some studies, but I could not find any percentages. You should not use plan B as a regular contraceptive, choose one. ...Read more

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Partner is not always around. Having sex everyday for about 10days. What kind of pills should b taken to prevent pregnancy?

Birth control pills: There isn't much you can do at this point about your exposure over the past 10 days. You may have already conceived. Emergency Contraception (Ella (ulipristal acetate) or Plan B) is really only helpful within a few days after unprotected sex. In the future, I would recommend getting on birth control pills prior to having sex. Other options include: injections, implants, an IUD or condoms. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex on Sunday &took a morning (Postinor-2)I had unprotected sex on Monday would it prevent pregnancy or do Ineed to take another pill?

Had unprotected sex on Sunday &took a morning (Postinor-2)I had unprotected sex on Monday would it prevent pregnancy or do Ineed to take another pill?

Need to take...: Take a break from having sex. At least until a reliable form of birth control is begun and effective. That being said, Sunday's emergency contraceptive pill should still work on Monday. One can also ask her Ob-Gyn about putting in an IUD, which works as emergency contraception and continues to work for several years. A urine pregnancy test should be done in 3 weeks to confirm nonpregnancy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor told me the pill I was on wouldn't prevent pregnancy?

Switch pills: If you don't want to get pregnant, I would switch to a different pill. I could be more specific if I know what pill you are on. You should also use a back-up method to prevent pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the precautions to prevent pregnancy? Or what pills we can take after intercourse?

What are the precautions to prevent pregnancy? Or what pills we can take after intercourse?

Multiple options: 1. Oral contraceptives-prevents conception by inhibiting ovulation.2. Depo-provera works like the pills injected every three months. 3. Intrauterine devices (iud), 4. Barrier devices (i.e. Condoms) 5. Abstinence during fertile period: there are 3 basic procedures to predict ovulation: (a) ovulation method (b) rhythm method (c) temperature, 6. Withdrawal (coitus interrupts), 7. Sterilization. ...Read more

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What does skipping your placebo pills and going straight to a new pack do? Does is help prevent pregnancy?

What does skipping your placebo pills and going straight to a new pack do? Does is help prevent pregnancy?

It's ok: This is an ok way to take the pills for up to three cycles. It will only delay your period. You will still be prevented from getting pregnant. It is probably best to not go longer than three cycles. There are actually contraceptive pills already packaged this way. ...Read more

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Can all birth control pills prevent pregnancy?

Yes: All birth control pills prevent pregnancy. They are an effective form of birth control as long as you take the pills each day. They can also help your periods to be lighter and less painful, and can decrease acne. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more