Brides on Birth Control Pills. When do you find it easiest to take the pill?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1818 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I take it when I wake up and brush my teeth. Regardless of weekday or weekend, it’s always within a few hours of the same time, so it’s fine according to my doctor.

Post # 4
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

First thing when I wake up in the morning.  We get up around the same time, even on weekends, so it’s consistent.  I’m guessing you work 2nd shift based on those times.  I found it easier to remember as the first thing I do rather than the last thing, just because if we’re out or with friends till late, that throws off the schedule.

Post # 5
3555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I take my pill at bedtime because FI is like clockwork about going to bed.

Post # 6
3358 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

First thing in the morning, right after I get out of the shower, because you never know where you might be or what you may be doing at any other time. Noon – out somewhere with girlfriends and forgot. midnight, maybe out to a late dinner and bars or reception etc.

Post # 7
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t take the pill, but I do take a daily medication (that needs to be taken every day, around the same time).  I always take it in the morning before I brush my teeth. It’s been the easiest for me to remember.

Post # 8
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I always take mine right before I go to bed. I have too many other things to remember when I wake up.

Post # 9
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

First thing in the morning when I go to the washroom. I’m pretty consistent with when I get up and as PP said you have several hours window in which to take it (unless you’re on the mini-pill). Unless you’re working 2nd shift, at noon might be hard because you’d have to always remember to bring them with you for mid-day.

Post # 10
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m not anymore, but I always took mine at bedtime.

Post # 11
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not anymore, but 6pm always worked well for me.

Post # 12
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Midnight? I would never be able to do that..I am always asleep by then. 


I’m pretty inconsistent with mine. I dont take it at the same EXACT time everyday, I take it when I go to bed so sometimes I may take it at 10pm or 11pm. I am not overly concerned with the anti-baby aspect of it, we would be really excited to get pregnant… right now I am just on it more to regulate my period right before the wedding. 

Post # 13
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just started a few weeks ago, and I had a really hard time deciding when to take mine. My work hours vary a bit, and I work on deadlines so I was afraid of being super busy at work and forgetting. I settled on 10 p.m. If I’m off work, I’m usually at home or somewhere else where I’ll be able to take it at that time. If I’m at work, 10 p.m. is past deadline. I set a reminder on my phone (on my iPhone, I set a daily reminder to repeat forever) and it’s worked well for me so far. There have been a couple of times where I haven’t been next to my phone and I missed the reminder and was distracted, but I remembered within about 20 minutes. Once I was a couple of hours late, but that was in the first week and I was still getting used to it.


Post # 14
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@engleman10513:  I have been taking my pill every day at 12:30 since I started taking them almost 7 years ago. The reason being that I was in college then and we all had a scheduled lunch break at 12. I just carry them in my makeup bag with my other meds.


Post # 15
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I take mine at around 5:30 every day… It’s usually the first thing I do when I walk in the door from work.

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