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Hypnobirthing Birth Plan
Might: Birth control pills generally work by keeping a constant level of hormone in the system to convince the body it is pregnant, and not ovulate. Skipping or missing an active hormone pill (not the dummy pills) could allow the hormone level to drop enough to allow ovulation. It probably doesn't happen often, but could. Using additional birth control would be a good idea. ...Read more
About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your birth control pill. restarting birth control pills after you have started bleeding can shorten your period but will not stop it instantly because the process has already started I would expect about three days. ...Read more
Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more
Can taking the Plan B pill while on birth control pills delay your period during the placebo week?
I believe so.: I am not a gynecologist, but my understanding is that Plan B is a high dose of hormones that induce shedding of the lining of the uterus (preventing an egg/embryo from implanting). Taking Plan B while taking placebo (which are sugar pills) will be like taking Plan B by itself. Bleeding based on a new schedule caused by Plan B may be earlier or l8r than usual depending on how ur body reacts. ...Read more
Sometimes: Micronor (norethindrone) is a very low dose contraceptive and has been known to decrease libido. Unlike alcohol abuse which "increases the desire but impairs the performance" the pill can sometimes "make one forget why they were taking it in the first place" ask your md to consider a change in the pill. ...Read more