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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

Dr. James Lin
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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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What should I pack to bring to the hospital?

What should I pack to bring to the hospital?

Necessities: Generally speaking, you may bring whatever you think you may need for the duration of your stay at the hospital. Basics like: clothing/sleepwear; toothbrush and toothpaste; hair and makeup products; etc. Your cellphone, laptop computer and reading materials are good things to bring as well. Insurance card and identification, admission papers and any prenatal records are important as well. ...Read more

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What to do if i forgot to pack my birth control pills to travel ?

What to do if i forgot to pack my birth control pills to travel ?

Use another form: Use condom. Minimize sex around Days 11-15 of cycle. Be careful. Buy it fast-BCP. ...Read more

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I waited to long to take my first pack of birth control pills (aleese)...Can i start that pack next month, or will the be unsafe to use?

I waited to long to take my first pack of birth control pills (aleese)...Can i start that pack next month, or will the be unsafe to use?

May take: Normally you can wait and take them next month as you were first instructed. If you have other problems please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if i eat i-pill to abort the baby?

What happens if i eat i-pill to abort the baby?

No : The emergency contraception pill is not an abortive agent. It will not work to abort the baby. It is used to prevent conception. ...Read more

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When goin in for labor do I need to pack a bag?

When goin in for labor do I need to pack a bag?

Yes: If you are scheduled for an induction or you think you might be in labor, you should definitely pack a bag of clothes. I suggest actually packing your bag around 36 weeks and leaving at the front door so you can grab it on the way out whenever you leave for the hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens if you forget to take the first birth control pill of the pack? Should you take two the next day?

What happens if you forget to take the first birth control pill of the pack?  Should you take two the next day?

Yes: Good move to double up. The worst pills to miss or delay taking in a pill pack is the first one. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't bleed during the 7 day break on the birth control pill?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't bleed during the 7 day break on the birth control pill?

Depends: Some pills cause more suppression of the lining of the uterus, so that there isn't much lining to accumulate and bleed during the 7day pill-free interval; so that is not 'bad'or dangerous, but you would need sono/labs to make sure nothing else is preventing menstruation (like pregnancy...) . If labs/sono are normal then it is fine/safe to not have a period. If you want a period, may need to change. ...Read more

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Please i want to know how to avoid the strech marking during pregnancy?

Please i want to know how to avoid the strech marking during pregnancy?

Not able to answer, : Not able to answer as everyone is different. Some people show stretch marks more than others. As tissues expand, stretch marks develop in some people. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What might cause me to start my period before the end of my first birth control pack?

What might cause me to start my period before the end of my first birth control pack?

Break through bleed: On the pill or other causes your gyn can do an exam, blood work and an ultrasound, at your age you should be on the lowest dose possible, if you do not want fertility anymore you may be better off having an office tubal like I do on my patients and then after that if you don't want periods anymore which are worthless if you don't want to get pg, then you can have an office endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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If I forget to take the first birth control pill of the pack, should I take it the next day?

If I  forget to take the first birth control pill of the pack, should I take it the next day?

Yes: Good move to double up- that is- take two the next day. . The worst pills to miss or delay taking in a pill pack is the first one. ...Read more

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What will happen if i don't finish the lindynette 20 pack?

Period: If you stop taking your birth control you will trigger a menstrual cycle. If you have sex then you may get pregnant once you are off your birth control. ...Read more

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Is it ok to start new pack of pills early to prevent period?

Is it ok to start new pack of pills early to prevent period?

Yes: If you are referring to starting a new pill pack instead of taking the placebo ('sugar') pills of your present pack, yes, you can do this. You will not have a period until you take the next set of placebo pills. ...Read more

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I forgot to pack my birth control pills to travel, what to do?

I forgot to pack my birth control pills to travel, what to do?

Use other methods.: If a woman has no pills with her while traveling she can use condoms and spermicidal jellies together for protection. She should see or talk to her doctor about how to proceed after she returns home. ...Read more