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Is nursing my baby a good birth control method?

Is nursing my baby a good birth control method?

No: This is unfortunately an old wive's tale. As mentioned ovulation and subsequent pregnancy can occur.Be aware. ...Read more

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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


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Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

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 more

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Taking birth control and prenatal vitamins is it ok?

Yes: It's fine. I'm perhaps in the minority in believing that routine supplementation with inexpensive vitamin-mineral tablets is worthwhile for people without special risks / needs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding birth control? Can i get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Is breastfeeding birth control? Can i get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Yes, : Yes, absolutely. You can even get pregnant before you have your first period after delivering your baby. Physicians recommend pelvic rest (no sex) for at least 6 weeks after delivery to allow for healing. After that, breastfeeding is somewhere around 80% effective for preventing pregnancy. To increase that, women are recommended to use an additional form of contraception...Most commonly, that includes condoms, specific types of birth control pills (with Progesterone only), iud (intrauterine devices), etc. Remember, no method of birth control is 100%, not even those that i mentioned, but they can be 95-99% effective, especially in combination with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Progesterone only : There are several brands of Progesterone only birth control pills. Micronor (norethindrone) and camila for example. Traditional birth control pills can decrease milk production and are best avoided. Progesterone pills are safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Will stopping birth control pill better my emotional state?

Will stopping birth control pill better my emotional state?

Possibly: Birth control pills have a hormonal component to them, thus potentially affecting your emotions. Cessation of a birth control pill can potentially better your emotional state. Always speak with your doctor before stopping any medications. ...Read more

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Will a birth control shot kill my baby?

Women have tried: To end their pregnancies with use of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) - without success. But Depo-Provera can have negative effect on fetus - so please let your doctor know if you are pregnant on depo. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control while breastfeeding?

Yes: Certain forms of hormonal birth control can decrease your milk supply and aren't recommended for breastfeeding mothers. However there are some progestin-only forms of birth control (pills, injections and iuds) that shouldn't affect your supply. Talk to your OB about what method might be right for you. ...Read more

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How good is nexplanon birth control?

How good is nexplanon birth control?

Excellent: For women who want long term pregnancy prevention, the Nexplanon is excellent. My patients who have used it state that they hardly know it's there. The Nexplanon can cause some variations in your cycle, but overall patient satisfaction with this method is very high. For pregnancy prevention this is also one of the best methods out there. ...Read more

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Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

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 more

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Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

No: Don't take any with estrogen as they may decrease your milk supply. Take the minipill or other progesterone-only methods. ...Read more

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Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

Sometimes: If you are taking a Progesterone only birth control pill, you should be able to take that while nursing. Best to check with your doctor and get his/her advice. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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