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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Pregnant Right After Your Period With Birth Control

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Can you control when you get your period with birth control?

Can you control when you get your period with birth control?

Yes: One nice side effect of ocp is that they tend to regulate and lighten your period. Hopefully you will see a consistent pattern. Now, you can't adjust your period month to month to be different. Your period should fall during the placebo pills. Your doctor can show you how this will work. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Does sex during ovulation matter when you're on birth control? And can you still get your period on birth control if you were to get pregnant?

Does sex during ovulation matter when you're on birth control? And can you still get your period on birth control if you were to get pregnant?

Ovulation time: Should not matter while on birth control pills, you can have sex whenever you want. If you did get pregnant while on ocp you would most always not start yoru period, so you could test. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant when your on birth control?

Can you get pregnant when your on birth control?

Nothing is perfect: Every form of birth control has a small percent failure rate. It does make it much more difficult but not completely impossible. ...Read more

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When taking birth control, when you're on the brown pills for your last week can you get pregnant?

Need more info.: There are many, many pills out there and they will all have different coloration to depict the time when you are suppose to bleed (last row of pills). Some may be brown, some white or blue, etc. If you are taking your pills routinely and consistently, you will not get pregnant when you are on your last row. Keep in my mind that pills or not 100% perfect; it's rare but you can still become pregnant. ...Read more

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If you are on birth control and get pregnant will you still get your period during the week that you should with the pills?

If you are on birth control and get pregnant will you still get your period during the week that you should with the pills?

PillPeriodPregnant??: That would be rather interesting if true.But if you are pregnant then you shouldn't get a true period.Some minor spotting can occur,but not the full-blown,bloaty,moody,bloody mess,unless you are losing the pregnancy.It's a little more complicated,though,with the pill's effects and an early pregnancy's effects.If you start what you think is a true period and it doesn't end normally, see your doctor ...Read more

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Can you have your period on birth control and still be pregnant?

Usually no: But if u missed pills or didn't absorb the pills it is possible to be pregnant and the bleeding is not your period so if u are worried see yoru gyn for an exam and a blood preg test. ...Read more

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How likely are you to get pregnant if you don't finish your birth control pills have a period and have sex everyday after ?

How likely are you to get pregnant if you don't finish your birth control pills have a period and have sex everyday after ?

Possible: There are many factors that need to occur to result in a pregnancy. The risk of pregnancy increases without protection or birth control. Even with birth control that is used perfectly there is a risk of pregnancy. So if you are trying to get pregnant...then you are on your way. If you are trying not to get pregnant, then look further into prevention options. ...Read more

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If you are switching birth control pills and switch after your period week, do you have to use a back up birth control method?

If you are switching birth control pills and switch after your period week, do you have to use a back up birth control method?

No: If you are switching from one brand of BCP to another brand and starting on the day you would normally start a new package, you should have extended coverage. Also, if you have not been on the pill, but start using BC pills within 3-4 days after the onset of menses, that should also be effective without needing back up birth control. A reminder: BCP is not adequate for infection prevention. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to try and get pregnant after stoping your birth control pills?

How long should you wait to try and get pregnant after stoping your birth control pills?

Off BCP's: A good rule of thumb is to use a reversible form of contraception such as condoms for a few cycles to allow your uterine lining to get back to normal. It is not too early to get on a good prenatal vit for the folic acid. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate and get pregnant with birth control thats implanted in your arm?

Can you ovulate and get pregnant with birth control thats implanted in your arm?

It is possible: All birth control methods, including the implant, have the possibility of not working. The hormonal implant however, has a very low failure rate. It can cause periods to stop, become lighter or more irregular. ...Read more

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Do i need to have my period after stopping birth control to get pregnant?

Do i need to have my period after stopping birth control to get pregnant?

No: It is possible to get pregnant prior to your first menstrual period after you stop your birth control pills. You don't need to have a period first. ...Read more

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Can you still experience cramps when you are using birth control to skip your period?

Yes: When a woman is taking birth control pills continuously to skip a period she can still experience cramps. It might be that some bleeding is about to occur. Usually those cramps will go away on their own. If they get worse than usual check with your doctor. ...Read more

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. Jerome Zacks
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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