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How should I start the birth control patch after having a baby?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 3-6 weeks
Ask your doctor even before your delivery.
Depending on your health and risk factors, you can restart the patch in 3-6 weeks after delivery. I hope that you are planning to breast feed--it's the healthiest thing for your baby and easiest for you. That will also determine when you can restart, and which method is safest.

In brief: 3-6 weeks
Ask your doctor even before your delivery.
Depending on your health and risk factors, you can restart the patch in 3-6 weeks after delivery. I hope that you are planning to breast feed--it's the healthiest thing for your baby and easiest for you. That will also determine when you can restart, and which method is safest.
Dr. Paula Hillard
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