(Closed) Suggestions.

posted 7 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
Member
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You need to talk to your physician to get accurate information about birth control and discuss all your options.

Simply put, NO, you cannot take the pill on the first day of sex and not expect to get pregnant.  It doesn’t work that way.

Post # 4
Member
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@icklesaddles: Congrats on waiting, that is awesome! I would actually start the pill asap. Everyone reacts differently to birth control pills. I’ve been on the pill since I was 15, for health reasons. And it took me awhile to find a pill that worked well with me. Some will cause spotting when you first take them, and I’m sure you don’t want that for after the wedding!! Then you can make sure that you don’t have your period for your wedding too

Post # 5
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@icklesaddles:  if I remember correctly, you need to start taking them a couple weeks prior to intercourse.  However, let me ask you this:  Are you planning on having kids at some point, and if so, how soon?  I ask because I got on the pill for the first time in my life at age 33 and then off of it less then a year later.  My husband and I are trying for kids, but since getting off the pill, my cycles aren’t happening (for almost a year now).  If you are planning to have kids anytime in the nearish future, my advice would probably be to skip the hormone drama and use condoms.

Post # 6
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely talk to your doctor. He or she should be able to help you time things correctly and will have the best advice for how to let your body adjust to the pill or whatever form of bc you use.

Post # 7
Member
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Like milesbella said, definitely talk with your physician, but in my experience I was told to use additional birth control for the first month while my body adjusted to the hormones.

Post # 9
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Absolutely go to a doctor, but in general, you need to be on the BC pill for at least a month prior to it becoming a fully functioning contraceptive.

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

Post # 11
Member
293 posts
Helper bee

Yes, it has to start at least a month prior. However, you might consider starting even earlier than that. All the types of birth control pill are slightly different and some people have problems with one but not another. So if you start one and it isn’t working out well for you, you might end up needing to switch.

Post # 12
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@icklesaddles: Excited and getting nervous too. We’re also a Christian couple who has chosen to wait till our wedding night!

Post # 14
Member
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You need to go to your doctor and talk to them first.  They will give you all the information you need, moreso than a bunch of women who are not doctors on this site.

The doctor told me I needed to take the pill a month before having sex that was “unprotected” (ie not using a condom).  But this was my experience.  Your doctor knows best and that is the person you should be asking this question to.

Post # 15
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@icklesaddles: I’m 23, turning 24 in June. Feel free to send me a private message if you’d like to talk more! (by clicking the “message” link next to my username) 🙂

Post # 16
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just an fyi, it will take about three months to adjust to the hormone levels. We’re waiting too, but I’ve been on and off the pill since middle school for cycle control. I always get some form of horrible, constant PMS the first three months and sometimes I get really nauseous. Definitely talk to your doctor, though!

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