Mini Pill.... tell me what you know!

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Mini Pill.... tell me what you know!
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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 12:07pm
First time breastfeeding, first time really trying to use birth control. My doctor suggested the mini pill because I haven't done research on birthcontrol yet. Tell me what u know about the mini pill!

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Registered: 09-20-2002
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 2:25pm
I used it with my first son 8 years ago and am using it again this time too. I was told to start 4 weeks postpartum, which I did. I've been on it for two weeks now. I had stopped bleeding but it started back up a few days after I started the pills and now it's stopped again. I do know you have to be very strict on when you take it (same time of day, every single day) for it to be effective.
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:04am
Hi there!

I just wanted to share a link with you to the Birth Control board here on iVillage. It may be another great place to find information about the min pill as you decide if this is the right option for you. Best of luck to you!

Birth Control- http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Birth-Control/ct-p/iv-bhcontracept

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 7:16pm
We too have a boy and a girl. Dh will have a basketball team if I allowed lol
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 6:59pm

Yeah now that we have a boy and a girl we are done.

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 6:26pm
Ooooh vasectomy, lucky you! When I picked up the pills the lady said I should wait a month before we stopped using condoms. We plan on having one more in three years so no vasectomy for us! Plus DH claims he will never get one.
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 6:21pm

You know, I don't remember but I think the pills are active so you don't have to wait as long as the regular pill for them to kick in.

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 3:03pm
I just got mines. I got enough to last for three months. I don't know if I should start taking it.
For those who took it, how did you protect yourself while it was kicking into ur system?
Condoms, no sex etc?

Jayla
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 12:10pm

I took it while BFing DS.

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