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What Should I Do If I Get Pregnant While On Birth Control
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
What should I do if i don't get my period when I should while starting the white tablets on my birth control pills?
Keep going: If you take an incorrect pill, and it's only 1, it's unlikely to increase your risks of pregnancy--if it's a combination pill. If you're worried, use a back up method for a week. If you miss pills often, think about using an easier birth control, such as a long-acting reversible contraceptive (iud or implant). ...Read more
I want to get pregnant but they put me on birth control to regulate my period i want off of it what should I do im on aviane please help?
Listen to doctor!: Often a person with irregular periods had a hormonal imbalance that affects ovulation. Getting on birth control pills for a few months can decrease the abnormal hormonal signals so that when you stop your ovaries respond much better to normal stimulation (for a while). ...Read more
What do you advise if i started my period and i'm going today to get put on birth control! should what do you advise if i still go?
Maybe: When you are exclusively breast-feeding in the first 6 months- no supplemental feedings ( of formula or food), feeding every 4 hours, and before your period returns, lactation/ breast feeding can be effective for birth control if used consistently. If you are not following these rules, using birth control is a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i stop my regular birth control while i take emergency contriception? I started my birth control 3 days late and i had unprotected sex. I know I should take the morning after pill but I am not sure if I should stop taking my birth control to take t
By : By the date of this post 4 days have passed therefore i will advise you for the future. You should not stop using your NuvaRing if you plan to take a Plan B emergency contraception pill. Lastly if you want the NuvaRing to be effective you have to insert it at the approriate time. Consider creative ways to remind yourself when it needs to be inserted. Take care. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my ovaries have flipped twice and I have endometriosis and if I stop taking birth control do you think it will flip again?
?: If you mean ovarian torsion by 'flipped', the use of birth control only indirectly affects this. Large ovarian cysts can lead to torsion, and birth control can reduce cyst formation. Endometriosis has little to nothing to do with torsion, except that torsion is rare in severe endo because the ovaries are often socked into the pelvis and can't move. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am 16, and.Im getting a pap because I have awful periods and what do you suggest if I am going on birth control. Does it hurt?
RELAX: TAKE YOUR MOM . TALK WITH GYN AND GET COMFORTABLE WITH GYN. GET IT OVER WITH QUICKLY ...Read more
Medical History: If you are 50 years old, your medical history may push you one way or the other. If you are a smoker, have diabetes, hypertension or a history of a heart-attack or vein thrombosis or have other serious medical problems, you should not go on oral contraceptive pills. You might consider getting your tubes tied since no hormones are involved. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if my period is late, can I start birth control on the sunday I should have?
Rule out pregnancy : If your period is late, need to rule out pregnancy. Try doing a home pregnancy test or seeing your doctor for a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, it should be safe to start the the pills either on the first day of bleeding (easier to remember and earlier protection) or the sunday following the start of your period. ...Read more
I don't plan on getting pregnant right now, and I am using birth control. Do I still need to take folic acid?
No: It's important to get Folic Acid in your diet (from leafy green vegetables) for heart health but you don't need to take supplemen.Ts now. Once you are getting ready to try to get pregnant, it is important to start taking folate (folic acid) (800 mcg). Folate (folic acid) deficiency has been shown to increase the possibility of spina bifida, which is an opening in a baby's spine. There is no harm in taking folate (folic acid) any time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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