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 youll be protected from pregnancy depends on when you start and the kind of pill youre using. You may need to use a backup birth control method (like condoms) for up to 7 days.
Will I get my period if I start the pill mid cycle?
When you start midcycle, youre quite literally going against your bodys natural hormonal rhythm. Because of this, you may experience irregular bleeding while your body adjusts. This irregular bleeding, or spotting, is almost a given during your first pack, but it could linger as long as a couple of months.
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.
Will taking birth control in the middle of my period stop it?
Bleeding. If you stop taking birth control in the middle of a menstrual cycle, its not unusual to see bleeding or spotting before your next period. Keep in mind, though, bleeding between periods should only be a temporary issue that goes away after a few months.
Can I start birth control before my period to delay it?
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.
Why am I on my period during active pills?
Breakthrough bleeding (anything from light brown discharge up to bleeding like your regular period) is the most common side effect for women beginning birth control. Just continue using your birth control as normal and give your body time to adjust to the birth control you are using.
Can stress cause an early period on the pill?
Stress. Severe stress can disrupt your hormone levels, causing irregular periods. If you experience anxiety or have recently been through a traumatic event, this may throw your hormones out of whack.
Why do I have my period at the wrong time on birth control?
Breakthrough bleeding is a common side effect of birth control pills. Its especially common in the first three months of using hormonal birth control. It may also happen after you switch to a different type of contraceptive or to a pill with a different estrogen dose.