reproductive health


Question by  Emel (17)

When do you start taking birth control pills post partum?


Answer by  alrac (197)

Usually your OB or midwife wants to see you at 6 weeks post-partum to perform a vaginal examination. They do this to make sure you've healed well enough to return to sexual activity. If you want them to, he/she will prescribe birth control at this appointment.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Once you have had a baby you should start taking the bills right away if you want to ensure that you prevent future pregnancies while your baby is so young.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

You can start taking birth control pills after six months. Generally during breast feeding it is not advisable to take these pills as your child is being breast feed. Afterwards you can start it.


Answer by  Annap4 (31)

As you will likely ovulate a couple of weeks before your first post partum period, it is safest to resume birth control as soon as you resume sexual relations. Your first post partum period can vary considerably from person to person and may depend on whether or not you breastfeed your baby.


Answer by  Mary39 (521)

You can actually start taking the pills right after you have the baby because some start to ovulate as early as 2-3 weeks after birth. If you plan on nursing however, take the mini-pill, it won't hurt your baby.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If you're breastfeeding you cannot take them until after you've stopped or the pills will get into your milk and your baby will be affected by them.

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