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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
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, after baby birth my periods last for 11 days and I have periods before 6,7 days.using no birth control pills.from last 11 months having problem.
It happens: It happens. Your hormone and uterus is a whole new landscape now. This happens after every pregnancy and after tubal ligation. If you want to take action, see your gynecologist. If you are bleeding through pads/tampons, see the gynecologist. BUT, periods change after babies. ...Read more
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