When In Your Cycle Do You Start Taking The Pill

You can start taking birth control pills as soon as you get them — any day of the week, and anytime during your menstrual cycle. But when you’ll be protected from pregnancy depends on when you start and the kind of pill you’re using. You may need to use a backup birth control method (like condoms) for up to 7 days.

What part of your cycle do you start the pill?

You take your first pill on the first Sunday after your menstruation starts. Use a second birth control method for 7 days if you have sex.

When do you take your first pill?

When you start taking the pill for the first time, you should take the first pill on the first day of your period (though you will be fully protected if you start it within the first 5 days of your period).

What happens if you start the pill not on your period?

If you take your first pill within five days of your period, you’re protected immediately. However, if you want to start sooner and your period isn’t for a few weeks, you can still begin taking your birth control pills, but you won’t be protected right away.

Is it better to start birth control on Sunday or first day of period?

First Day Start – Take your first pill during the first 24 hours of your menstrual cycle. No back-up contraceptive method is needed when the pill is started the first day of your menses. Sunday Start – Wait until the first Sunday after your menstrual cycle begins to take your first pill.

How do I take the pill for the first time?

Quick start. During your medical appointment, take your first pill as soon as you get the pack from your doctor. Take the second pill the next day. During the first 7 days of pills, use a backup method of birth control, like a condom.

Can I take I pill in periods?

Most people can start taking birth control pills at any point during their menstrual cycle. However, it can take several days for the pill to establish a consistent hormone cycle that prevents pregnancy.

Can I start the pill mid cycle?

You can start new birth control at any time, including the middle of your menstrual cycle, but you may not be protected against pregnancy right away. This applies whether you are starting a birth control method for the first time or switching to a new birth control.

Can a 15 year old go on the pill?

Contraception services are free and confidential, including for people under 16 years old. This means the doctor or nurse won’t tell your parents or anyone else, as long as they believe you’re mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved.

How do you take the pill correctly?

How to take every day pills Take the 1st pill from the section of the packet marked “start”. Continue to take a pill every day, in the correct order and preferably at the same time each day, until the pack is finished (28 days). During the 7 days of taking the inactive pills, you will get a bleed.

Does the pill make you gain weight?

It’s often a temporary side effect that’s due to fluid retention, not extra fat. A review of 44 studies showed no evidence that birth control pills caused weight gain in most women. And, as with other possible side effects of the pill, any weight gain is generally minimal and goes away within 2 to 3 months.

Does the pill make your boobs grow?

Starting to take the pill can stimulate the breasts to grow. However, any increase in size is typically slight. Within a few months of taking the pill, the breasts generally return to their regular size. This usually also happens if a person stops taking the pill.

Can you start birth control right before your period?

Birth control medication usually comes with information on the packaging advising you to start taking it the day your period begins. But many women are still asking if can you start birth control before your period. The answer to that is yes, you can start taking birth control medication before your period starts.

Which medicine start periods immediately?

Medroxyprogesterone comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day on certain days of a regular monthly cycle.

Am I protected when I start a new pack of birth control?

If you start the pill within the first 5 days of getting your period, you are protected from pregnancy right away. If you start the pill 6 or more days after getting your period, you are not protected from pregnancy until you have been using the pill for a full week.

How does birth control affect your period the first month?

Periods can be longer, shorter, heavier, or lighter, depending on the method of birth control. Spotting and irregular bleeding are common side effects of most methods of hormonal birth control, especially in the first few months of use.

Should I take birth control in the morning or at night?

What is the best time of day to take your pill? Although you can take birth control at any time of day, it is best not to take it on an empty stomach. Dr. Yen recommends taking it before you go to bed or around dinner time (assuming that is when you have your largest meal) in order to avoid nausea.

Can a guy come in you while on your period?

Sperm can survive in a woman’s reproductive system for up to 5 days whether the woman is menstruating or not. Thus, even if a woman has sex during her period, sperm from ejaculation may remain inside her reproductive system and may fertilize the egg if ovulation occurs.

Should I still use condoms while on the pill?

Remember, the pill doesn’t protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases, so you need to continue to use condoms every time you have sex, especially with new partners, to stay safe.

Can you stop taking birth control for a month and then start again?

Yup! You can totally save those unused packs of birth control and take them at a later time when you decide to start using the pill again — just make sure that the packs are full (no missing pills) and they’re not expired when you want to take them again (check the expiration date on the wrapper).

Can I change the day I start my birth control?

Yes! You can start your birth control method any day of the week.