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What should I do if I get pregnant while on birth control?

What should I do if I get pregnant while on birth control?

Stop them : Stop the pill immediately. Fortunately the chances of any serious problem occuring are minimal if you stop it by 10 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 to do if I have my period while taking birth control?

What to do if I have my period while taking birth control?

Keep taking it: If you have a period while on birth control, you should keep taking it. If this problem happens repeatedly, you should see your Gyn doc and change to a different pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What should I do if i take the wrong birth control pill?

What should I do if i take the wrong birth control pill?

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

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What should I do if i think i'm pregnant and im on a birth control arm implant?

What should I do if i think i'm pregnant and im on a birth control arm implant?

Take pregnancy test : Pregnancy is very unlikely with the implant in your arm. Take a pregnancy test. If it is positive call your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had unprotected sex while on birth control?

What do you recommend if I had unprotected sex while on birth control?

STIs: I presume you mean Oral Contraceptives (The pill). Cultures can be done for Chlamydia and GC. The CDC has recommended that all people be screened for HIV. Blood test can also be done for syphilis and hepatitis. You should be protected from pregnancy however. ...Read more

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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

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Do you think I should keep taking my birth control if my period already started?

Do you think I should keep taking my birth control if my period already started?

Yes: If you are taking your birth control pills to regulate your periods, you need to take them daily as directed regardless if you are bleeding or not. If they were prescribed to decrease heavy bleeding, you need to be on them consistently for at least 3 months to get the most effect. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pill vs. IUD: Birth control pills should be started on the first day of the menstrual periods. An intrauterine device is best placed towards the end of the period, when blood flow has ceased, but the cervical canal is still widened, which makes placement easier. ...Read more

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Do I still need to take birth control if I am breastfeeding?

Do I still need to take birth control if I am breastfeeding?

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 more

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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

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

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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?

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

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What should I do when i miss a birth control pill?

What should I do when i miss a birth control pill?

Double up: If you forget one pill, take it when you remember, which usually means you double up, then resume the normal schedule. If you forget 2, double up 2 days in a row to catch up. If you forget 3, restart a new pack in 2 days and use backup contraception for the cycle. ...Read more

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How do I get pregnant on birth control.

How do I get pregnant on birth control.

Birth control: There is no birth control that is 100%. None. If you have sexual intercourse always be prepared and understand it is always a possibility to cause a pregnancy regardless of contraception. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get the birth control shot or pill. Any suggestions?

How do I know if I should get the birth control shot or pill. Any suggestions?

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

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Can you tell me what you suggest if my period is late, can I start birth control on the sunday I should have?

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

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I don't plan on getting pregnant right now, and I am using birth control. Do I still need to take folic acid?

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 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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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