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When can I resume taking birth control pills after having a baby?

When can I resume taking birth control pills after having a baby?

21-42 days: Early postpartum use of combined birth control pills (estrogen + progesterone) may increase the risk of blood clots. Women with no risk factors for blood clots may start the use after 21 days. Women with risk factors for clots (smoking, hypertension...) should wait 42 days. Progestin-only pills may be started earlier. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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When should I start taking my birth control after delivering?

When should I start taking my birth control after delivering?

4-6 weeks: Depends on if you are nursing, which we hope you are. The microdose pill can be started almost immed. But not rec. To start too soon if nursing. With any pill we would like to make sure you have good flow of milk. If nursing and using pill, good nutrition and fluid intake very important. ...Read more

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When can I take my first birth control pill after i stop breastfeeding?

When can I take my first birth control pill after i stop breastfeeding?

Anytime: After stop your breastfeeding, you may resume ovulation soon. If you do not want to conceive, taking bcp is good option. Since you do not know when you will resume your menstrual period, it is ok to start bcp at anytime. It will help your period to starts after you taking the placebo pills. ...Read more

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When can I start taking my birth control pills after delivery? I have some left over.

When can I start taking my birth control pills after delivery? I have some left over.

6 weeks: You should discuss with your ob/gyn at your postpartum appt. There are pros and cons on when and what birth control to use postpartum. Also, be sure to ask when it is safe to resume intercourse as this may vary depending on the type of delivery. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant while on my period after a month of not taking birth control?

Can i get pregnant while on my period after a month of not taking birth control?

Of course: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I start taking birth control (yasmin) again after a month break?

Doctors can you tell me when should I start taking birth control (yasmin) again after a month break?

Around your period: We usually recommend people start taking the birth control on the sunday after your period start. If your periods are irregular, you can just pick a time to start it. ...Read more

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Yes can u get pregnant if u just started taking the birth control pills after having a baby ?

Yes can u get pregnant if u just started taking the birth control pills after having a baby ?

How soon after?: If you start the oral contraceptive at the 4 or 6 week exam with no post partum menstrual period, and there has NOT been any sexual contact, then you will need to use a "back up" method (condom, etc.) in addition to the pill because ovulation may already have occurred. If you wait until the first period after the baby, then daily use of the pill alone should be sufficient. ...Read more

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When after taking the morning after pill can I start birth control?

When after taking the morning after pill can I start birth control?

Birth control: In the old days b/c was started after your perod. But now you can start anytime. Consult with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What will happen if i take birth control pills during my periods?

What will happen if i take birth control pills during my periods?

That is fine if u : Want to, many of my pts take the pill continuously so hopefully that will prevent a period which is totally fine on the pill, by that i mean u take only tehe active pills, not the placebo ones at the end of the pack, talk to your gyn about that. ...Read more

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How soon can you start taking birth control pills after taking the morning after pill?

How soon can you start taking birth control pills after taking the morning after pill?

Ocp start: On the day of your bleeding or the sunday following your cycle depending on your pill. ...Read more

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I have breakthrough bleeding from missing a birth control pill. I stopped taking the pill. When do I resume taking it? Should i start a new pack?

I have breakthrough bleeding from missing a birth control pill. I stopped taking the pill. When do I resume taking it? Should i start a new pack?

Did u call your: Doc who put u on the pills , u should do that 1st before u ask that ? Here ! in the future if u miss, u need to take 2 pills the next day ( u do not have to take them at the same time) and then 1 per day and use backup birth control and u may have some breakthru spotting, now u need to wait until your next period starts and I have my pts start their pill on day 1 of the period. ...Read more

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How soon after a vaginal birth can I start birth control pills?

How soon after a vaginal birth can I start birth control pills?

2 weeks: You can start a progesterone-only pill about 2 weeks postpartum. A combined pill with estrogen and Progesterone shouldn't be started until a few months after delivery as the estrogen can slightly increase your risk of blood clots immediately postpartum and can decrease your milk supply if started too soon. ...Read more

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How should I start the birth control patch after having a baby?

How should I start the birth control patch after having a baby?

Wait until 6 weeks: Assuming you have not had intercourse yet and are not breastfeeding, start the patch the first sunday after you are 6 weeks postpartum. ...Read more

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Can you stop having your period after taking the birth control pill called camila?

Can you stop having your period after taking the birth control pill called camila?

Yes: Camila is a mini bcp containinng only progestin. It is not unusual for patients to have irregular or no menses on it. Consult your gynecologist if you have any symptoms of pregnancy as it is only 95% effective. ...Read more

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How will Flagyl affect birth control pills when you have had sex the day before taking them?

How will Flagyl affect birth control pills when you have had sex the day before taking them?

Not a big concern: You are right that antibiotics can decrease the efficacy of birth control. However Flagyl is not one of the more worrisome antibiotics, and the effect would usually be after taking antibiotics. If you had sex before starting them, then it's not really a concern. Once you've started the antibiotics you should use a backup method until two weeks after finishing them. Good luck! ...Read more

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When can I resume taking birth control pills after having a baby?

21-42 days: Early postpartum use of combined birth control pills (estrogen + progesterone) may increase the risk of blood clots. Women with no risk factors for blood clots may start the use after 21 days. Women with risk factors for clots (smoking, hypertension...) should wait 42 days. Progestin-only pills may be started earlier. ...Read more

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I got period 7-8 weeks post partum & heavy & lasted over a week. Stopped a few days now it's back! On pack 1 of birth control pills. Is this normal?

Break through Bleed: This is fairly common as you adjust to the new birth control pills. If it doesnt settle down, you might need a higher dose pill. ...Read more

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It's day 13 of my first post partum period and still very heavy flow. Is this normal or should I see a doctor( I am on birth control pills)?

It's day 13 of my first post partum period and still very heavy flow. Is this normal or should I see a doctor( I am on birth control pills)?

Uterine "purge": The uterus is emptying everything from the pregnancy out a this time. That includes blood, debris, and gestation tissue remnants. The bleeding should eventually slow down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it is bright red, call your OB now and make an appointment as the bleeding may be due to retained placental tissue. ...Read more

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Yes can u get pregnant if u just started taking the birth control pills after having a baby ?

How soon after?: If you start the oral contraceptive at the 4 or 6 week exam with no post partum menstrual period, and there has NOT been any sexual contact, then you will need to use a "back up" method (condom, etc.) in addition to the pill because ovulation may already have occurred. If you wait until the first period after the baby, then daily use of the pill alone should be sufficient. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to take birth control pills after you have a baby?

How long do you have to wait to take birth control pills after you have a baby?

BCP's postpartum: It depends upon whether you're nursing or not. Usually women even if they aren't breastfeeding will not ovulate until at least 6 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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39yrs old, last baby 2 yrs ago, hormone imbalance and taking birth control pills short term. When i discontinue pills, will imbalance be fixed?

39yrs old, last baby 2 yrs ago, hormone imbalance and taking birth control pills short term. When i discontinue pills, will imbalance be fixed?

No : Birth control pills are not designed to fix a hormonal problem in the long term. They will cover up a hormonal problem in the short term and regulate your cycles. Once you stop them you will go back to the natural state you were in before taking them. ...Read more

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I had a baby 2 months ago and just started my period again. When should I start taking birth control pills?

I had a baby 2 months ago and just started my period again.  When should I start taking birth control pills?

Now: If you just started your period, you can go ahead and start your birth control pills now. Condoms are usually recommended for the first two weeks of use. ...Read more

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My sister was doing the B12 and hCG diet without the 500 cal plan and she got pregnant even taking birth control pills.Will she and the baby be ok?

My sister was doing the B12 and hCG diet without the 500 cal plan and she got pregnant even taking birth control pills.Will she and the baby be ok?

Probably: She and the baby should be fine. I suggest that she see her OB soon and go over the details to be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi im wondering what the chances are of getting pregnant if your birth control pills do not have enough hormones in them after having a baby?

Hi im wondering what the chances are of getting pregnant if your birth control pills do not have enough hormones in them after having a baby?

Pregnancy ?: Oral birth control pills are effective whether one has had a baby or not, if taken as directed ( active pills at the same hour each evening). Once regular menses occur after delivery, start a new package on day 3 of period ( if not nursing). ...Read more

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What if a child ate some birth control pills?

What if a child ate some birth control pills?

Poison control: Try to induce vomiting in your child. Syrup of ipecac may be helpful. Otherwise youmaywant to take to the er for help. ...Read more

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Why is it told to wait 7 days after missing birth control pills to resume sex?

Why is it told to wait 7 days after missing birth control pills to resume sex?

Prevent pregnancy : It takes 1-2 weeks for birth control to become most effective again after missing a birth control pill. Therefore it is recommended to not have intercourse in order to prevent undesired pregnancy ...Read more

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If a woman were pregnant and then took birth control pills for a while, what happens to the baby?

If a woman were pregnant and then took birth control pills for a while, what happens to the baby?

Likely nothing: Many people have taken the pill while pregnant over the years and even though there is warning not to do so there has been no information that this causes any significant consistent harm to a fetus remember there are so many other factors that can harm a baby but this is not one to worry much over-just stop as soon as find out. ...Read more

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I think i might be pregnant but only around 3-4 weeks. I have been taking my birth control pills. Could this have harmed the baby in any way?

I think i might be pregnant but only around 3-4 weeks. I have been taking my birth control pills. Could this have harmed the baby in any way?

No: If you've missed any pills, they may not be as effective. You should be taking prenatal vitamins. Do a pregnancy test, stop the pills and use backup birth control. See your doctor. There is no evidence that taking the pill in early pregnancy increases the risks of birth defects. ...Read more

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Try to get prgnt again. Married for 18 yrs. My first child is 16 yrs old now. Im 35 yrs old. Never taking any birth control pills. What happen?

Try to get prgnt again. Married for 18 yrs. My first child is 16 yrs old now. Im 35 yrs old. Never taking any birth control pills. What happen?

You need an exam: And infertility work-up, need to see if you are ovulating, need to see if husband's semen is normal by semen analysis, those 2 would be first and then all the other possibilities for infertility would be worked- up. ...Read more

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Does using birth control pills at this time improve your ability to have a baby later in life?

Does using birth control pills at this time improve your ability to have a baby later in life?

BCP & fertility: Using bcp's will not improve your ability to have a baby in later life. Depending upon the number of partner that you've had you increase the risk of sexually transmitted infection and tubal damage which will impair your ability to conceive. ...Read more

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I have been on birth control pills for 4 years, is this too long? I want to have a baby in another year or two will this effect fertility?

I have been on birth control pills for 4 years, is this too long? I want to have a baby in another year or two will this effect fertility?

No: Being on birth control for a long time is not dangerous, in fact studies have shown being on birth control for 5 continuous years can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. Being on birth control pills for a prolonged time will not effect fertility either. Regardless of how long someone has been on the pill, it can take 1-12 months for ovulation to restart after you go off it. ...Read more

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If you start birth control pills, but you are already pregnant, will the pills kill the baby?

No: Birth control pills will not harm a pregnancy. But of course once you realize you are pregnant, stop taking the pills. ...Read more

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. Eric Weisman
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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