If you have just recently had a baby, you will need to wait three to four weeks after birth before start taking birth control pills .This need to wait due to the fact that in the first few weeks after birth exists a particularly high risk of blood clots, and estrogen contained in the tablets, further increases this risk.
Keep in mind that if you're not breastfeeding, ovulation you may occur within the first month after birth, so you should either completely abstain from sex or use another method of contraception during this time (eg, condoms).
application before the tablets it is necessary to ensure that you are currently not pregnant.Therefore, it is best to start taking oral contraceptives in the first day of the menstrual cycle (after delivery, if you are not breastfeeding, it is renewed for seven to eight weeks).During the first seven days of taking the pills need to use additional contraception, because the pill does not take effect immediately.
If you establish a regular menstrual period
There are two ways to do this.The first option - the so-called "1st day of launch," when you take the first pill in the first 24 hours of the start of your menstrual period.Using this method, you will be protected from the first day of taking the pill, and you will not need to use additional contraception.
The second option - a method "start on Sunday."You take the first pill from a new pack on the first Sunday after your period.For example, if you started in the month on Monday, then you start to pack six days later, on Sunday.If your period began on Friday, then you begin to take the pills two days later, also on Sunday.If your period started on Sunday, then you start to drink tablets on the same day.This method does not provide immediate protection, so you will need to use extra contraception if you have sex during the first seven days after administration of the first tablet.
If you are 100% sure that you are not pregnant, that is, if you have not had sexual contact with the end of your last menstrual period, your obstetrician may allow start taking birth control pills immediately, regardless of whetherWhat you have now day of the cycle.This is the beginning of a method known as "quick start".If you use this method, then you definitely need to use condoms for at least the first seven days, because the pills will not work immediately.