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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BCP: Best to consult your ob/gyn first.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
A week: Though oc doesn't totally protect you, it is good to take it anyway. ...Read more
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
Doctors can you tell me when should I start taking birth control (yasmin) again after a month break?
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
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
Go straight to new: There should be no gap between old and new methods. ...Read more
Ocp start: On the day of your bleeding or the sunday following your cycle depending on your pill. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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