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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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
39yrs old, last baby 2 yrs ago, hormone imbalance and taking birth control pills short term. When i discontinue pills, will imbalance be fixed?
I had a baby 2 months ago and just started my period again. When should I start taking birth control pills?
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
What birth control pills should I take?my baby is 1year and 5months but he is mix feeding bottles and to me?thank you
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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