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Is Good To Take Can I Take Secure Contraceptive Pill Whilst Breast Feeding
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
Am breast feeding mom, my baby is 14 month , I never used contraceptive, for how long would be safe not to use contraceptive, I will still brestfeed?
Left breast feels bruised, female 28years old. Not on any tablets or contraceptive. Not breast feeding. What could be causing this dull ache? Thankyou
Mastalgia: Breast pain or mastalgia is usually described as a dull ache. It can be cyclical and a response to hormonal changes or non cyclical and without known cause. When in doubt, a good breast exam can be reassuring. Hormonal pain tends to be both sides and on the outer aspect, not associated with lumps or cysts, and lasts about 5-7 days a month. ...Read more
None: There is no pill or supplement that you can take that will make you "grow" breasts safely. ...Read more
Yes: Birth control pills do not affect the quality of breast milk. However, they can diminish breast milk production. Progestin only methods like the minipill, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections, implants, and iuds do not affect breast milk production as much and may be a better option for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you start birth control after pregnancy? Breast feeding & got the mini pill, but II heard that women sometimes don't start period so soon.
Can start right now: It is safe to start birth control right away after a pregnancy - you don't have to wait for a period. Just start with the first pill in the pack, and it will regulate your cycle. Remember, with the mini pill, it is important to take your pill around the same time every day, and to switch to stronger birth control when you stop nursing/pumping, or slow down to nursing/pumping only twice a day. ...Read more
I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because i'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?
Cramping.....: ......Can result from the pill, uterine iinfection, or other gyn issues. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more
Yes, you can: You can use hormone methods like the progestin-only mini-pill or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. You can also use low-dose estrogen-progesterone birth control pills 4-6 weeks after delivery. Another option: barrier methods like the condom, diaphragm and cervical cap. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bigger breasts: Some woman might have abit fuller breasts from birth control pills but this isn't a predictable side effect. It happens randomly. In women in whom it happens, it will tend to happen on any combination pill. A combination pill is one that has both estrogen ; Progesterone in it. Most bcps are combination pills. Cosmetic surgery is really the only predictable method for breast enhancement. ...Read more
I'm getting breast milk and I'm not even pregnant I'm on the contraceptive pill and was on depovera injection before the pill what is doing this?
I had unprotected sex but took all my birth control pills correctly, I had sex again and used emergency contraceptive but my breasts hurt, what does
High hormone levels: Emergency bc and regular birth control have hormones. Too high levels of hormones cause side effects. Sounds to me as if you don't trust your pills. If u take every day, if you miss. Consider long acting options of iud and implant. They're the most effective and easy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,im looking to go back on the contraceptive pill mainly for breast growth and weight gain. i was wondering if dianette and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do this?
Oral birth control: At 18, your weight and breast size have not reached normal proportions of adulthood. Oral contraceptives in low doses (such as Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) will not effectively change your breast size or weight. You can try, but don't be disappointed if you do not see results to your liking. if you are sexually active, the "benefits" are limited to very secure birth control. ...Read more
Poorly: It can suppress ovulation in some women for an unpredictable length of time. Your body can and will ovulate at some point about two weeks before your first period, and you can become pregnant if exposed with that first ovulation.That can lead you to believe you are not pregnant when you are. ...Read more
Can someone please explain how some doctors say breast feeding is a birth control and some don't? The sex leaflet says its 98% effective is this true
Hi, i had my daughter almost 11 months ago, and i haven't had a period since. I am not breast feeding, nor am i on any birth control. Is this normal?
I'm a mum to an 8month old, had my period after 3months & rest of the months no period.Im not breast feeding and not on birth control.What causes this?
Amenorrhea post birt: Probably variations after hormones post delivery. Don't be concerned. ...Read more
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
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