Post # 1
I am getting married in March, March 13th, which means that my wedding is like 3 months and 6 days away… and I haven’t started birth control. Should I have already started? I know that I need to get on top of it, like NOW, but am I to late???
I don’t want a honeymoon baby. I was one. I will need time to be with my hubby before we have kids… EEEEEKKKk…
Post # 3
if you’re going to take the pill, most of them are supposed to work after seven days if you start the sunday after your period, and immediately if you start the first day of your period, at least for kariva/mircette.
but three months away, whatever type, you should be fine!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
You’re definitely not too late! I would recommend starting asap, though, if you’ve never taken the pill. Some of them can do crazy things to your body, and it’s best to have some time to get used to the pill (or change it out if you need to).
For example, with the first pill I tried, I turned into a crazy sobbing mess at the drop of a hat. It was ridiculous. I was absolutely insane! Once I switched pills, though, things were fine. I’m actually on my third type of pill now, as the second one I tried absolutely killed my sex drive. Anyways, all that just to say that different pills will do different things to your body and it would be best to have a little while to get used to it and see how it’s going to affect you! Because you don’t want to be a crazy raging hormonal bride!
Post # 5
You should be safe. I would discuss with your doctor if you are concerned though (forums aren’t the best for medical advice!). Are you sexually active now? For my pills, my doctor told me to use a backup form of contraception for the first month of pills, just to be safe. But if you start now, you should DEFINTIELY be safe by the time your wedding rolls around. If you haven’t used BC before, it may take some getting used to anyway, remembering to take your pills everyday. I use BC and condoms anyways, just becuase I am paranoid. No babies for the Valhallas anytime soon please!
Post # 6
My doctor told me bitrhc control pills are effective after the first month. Check with yours, but you shouldn’t be too late.
Post # 7
I think you’d be fine for effectiveness but as stated, it doesn’t leave you a lot of time to find the right one for you.
We’re using FAM, we’re about 11 months out so we’re starting to learn it now so we know we have it down by the wedding night 🙂
Post # 8
Time for a call to the doooooooooctor!!!
Post # 9
Usually, you’re perfectly safe after you’ve (correctly) taken the first pack and are on the second. The risk of pregnancy with the first pack is already lower than without birth control, but chances of ovulation are still quite high. If you go see your doctor soon and get on the pill, you’ll have time to adjust and have it be effective.
Here’s a good, medical resource: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/healthy_living/birth_control/hic_birth_control–the_pill.aspx
Post # 10
you’re not late. you can start now. just make an appointment with your obgyn to discuss your options. if you start now, you’ll be able to see how the pills might affect you [everyone responds differently to different pills] and if your body doesn’t agree with that particular pill, you’ll have enough time to make a switch. but definitely hit up a doctor first!
Post # 11
I would definetly go to the doctor soon. Yes you will probably be fine after a month’s worth of pills but I found it took more than a month to get used to having to take a pill every day at the same time. Best to start early!
Post # 12
Thanks Lay-days! I am set up to have the appointment…
Not really sure what is going to happen at the appointment, but eh, oh well. The only weird thing is that the doctor that I am going to go and see is one of my really good friends mom.