BCPs while traveling

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2008
BCPs while traveling
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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 8:04am
As most of you already know, we will be traveling to Turkey at the end of May to visit DHs family.

I have been on the mini-pill for over a year now and take it at 7am everyday. My question is: while we are on our trip, should I take it at 7am local time or take it at 7am my time, which would be around 2pm in Turkey??

It's been a few years since I've been overseas and I can't remember what I did before with taking BCPs.

Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2005
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 8:11am

Christine, you should take them 7 am YOUR time. Remember that with the minipill, a delay of only a few hours affects their effectiveness.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-04-2003
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 8:26am
Agreed. My OB told me to always stay within the same 2 hour window when taking it.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2005
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 11:00am
With the minipill take it at the time you would take it in the US, so 2pm! Otherwise it may not be effective.



Thank you for the sig Mary

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 7:33am
Thanks everyone! Now the challenge will be remembering to take it in the afternoon! Although at this point, if we had an oops I don't think my DH would be totally devastated. ;-)