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The pill after birth

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Tea1Sugar Tue 06-May-14 14:03:23

When did you start it? First day of first period? I'm formula feeding and day 21 post birth so expecting first period in the next couple of weeks though I still have lochia. And did the pill take long to regulate your cycle?

Millie3030 Tue 06-May-14 14:39:08

When you go for your checkup to be signed off by your GP (is it 8weeks?). Get the pill then, they changed mine to a different one as I was post baby.

Pill regulated me straight away and had my usual 'pill period' after the 21 days.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 06-May-14 14:42:59

if you take it from today then you are covered straight away against pregnancy. You dont need to wait until the first day of your next period or for your 6/8 week check.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 06-May-14 14:43:39

bonzo77 Tue 06-May-14 14:53:38

I think you start it at 21 days for contraception immediately. I started it then.

Chunderella Fri 09-May-14 19:49:55

I didn't know about the 21 day thing, got the prescription at the 6 week check and started taking it at my next bleed which was about 8 weeks. I'd had something the week before that may or may not have been a period, GP suspected it was, so I guess that was cycle re-establishing itself. Formula fed too, from early on.

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