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Answered 2013-02-16 12:32:41

Health care providers used to recommend the first Sunday after your period, but no longer do. It makes sense to start the first Nuva Ring when you get it, and then use a back up method of Birth Control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, for the first seven days of that first cycle.

Starting it in this manner reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy while waiting for your period, since you'll get protection sooner. In addition, starting on some other day of the week, not the one where almost all health care practices and many pharmacies are closed, helps reduce your risk of accidentally getting caught without a ring on your ring change day.
Yes, but you need to use a backup birth control method for the first seven days of your cycle.
You can start the Nuva Ring anytime during your cycle. Use a back up method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, until you've used it correctly for seven days. You won't need backup when starting your second month of Nuva Ring, and for that start, you'll just put it in according to the schedule on the calendar, regardless of bleeding.
Some women put it in the first day of their menstrual cycle - others prefer to wait until their period is over, anytime from day one to day 5 is fine. According to the NuvaRing web site if you put it in on the first day of your menstrual cycle you will not need to use backup. If you wait until day two - thru day five you will need back up birth control for 7 days. This is usually the deciding factor.
You can insert the NuvaRing at any time during your cycle using the Quick Start method. Whever you choose to start, use a back up method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, for the first seven days of the first cycle.
In the first cycle of Nuva Ring, you can put the ring on the first day of your period for immediate protection from pregnancy. You can put it in any other day of your cycle as well, but then need to use a back up method (like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex) for seven days.

In later cycles using Nuva Ring, you put it in on schedule, a week after you took out the last one, on the same day of the week that you took the last one out. No backup method is needed in these subsequent cycles.

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What should you do if you start your period before it is time to take your NuvaRing out?

Keep NuvaRing in as scheduled, remove it on the day you were supposed to, and reinsert the new ring no later than seven days after removing the last one. When on NuvaRing, you should insert and remove it on schedule regardless of bleeding.

Is it bad to start your period before taking out nuva ring?

No, it's neither bad nor unusual to start your period before taking out NuvaRing. You should continue using NuvaRing on schedule regardless of bleeding.

When should you remove NuvaRing?

You should remove NuvaRing on schedule, three weeks after you inserted it. Remove it on the same day of the week.

When should you insert nuvaring?

You can insert your first nuvaring at any time. Use a backup method of birth control for the first seven days. After that, you should insert nuvaring on schedule, regardless of bleeding.

What happens if you start the NuvaRing early?

There is no risk from inserting the next NuvaRing early. You may actually lower the risk of pregnancy.

Can you start NuvaRing during your period?

Yes, you can start NuvaRing during your period. If you do start within the first fives days of your period, you have immediate protection. You can still use pads or tampons according to your preference.

Can you start your period a day early on NuvaRing?

You may start your period a day earlier than expected on NuvaRing. Over time, a pattern will become clearer and more predictable.

Can you get pregnant while switching from Depo-Provera to NuvaRing?

If you start NuvaRing on or before the day your shot was due, you have continuous protection.

Should you remove your NuvaRing if you think you might be pregnant?

Take a pregnancy test. If it's positive, remove NuvaRing. If it's negative, it doesn't make sense to remove NuvaRing.

Can you start your period while the NuvaRing is still in?

Yes, that happens sometimes. Continue using NuvaRing as scheduled. You can use tampons or pads according to your preference.

NuvaRing why are you protected instantly if you insert on day 1 or your period opposed to day 2-5?

The protection is linked to when you start using NuvaRing

How long should you wait after removing the NuvaRing to try and get pregnant?

There is no need to wait to conceive after stopping NuvaRing. You can get pregnant as soon as you like.

Can stopping NuvaRing cause bleeding?

Yes, stopping NuvaRing will normally cause bleeding. Just as you bleed when you remove NuvaRing after three weeks, you will have withdrawal bleeding after you stop NuvaRing permanently. Your regular menstrual pattern should restart within four to six weeks.

What should you do if you miscalculated and removed your NuvaRing in 2 weeks instead of 3weeks?

If you removed your NuvaRing a week early, put in a new ring now.

Can NuvaRing stop your period?

nuvaring shouldn't stop your period. you should have lighter periods lasting less days. it could vary between women. when i used nuvaring I still had a lighter less uncomfortable period.

If you take the NuvaRing out on Tuesdays get a period on Saturday and put it back in on the following Tuesday well if a period never comes do you put the NuvaRing in or no?

Yes, you should remove or replace the NuvaRing on schedule regardless of any bleeding.

If you have an early period on NuvaRing should You take it out?

No, you should continue the NuvaRing on schedule regardless of bleeding. If unscheduled bleeding becomes a problem, contact your health care provider for advice and options.

How long does your period last if you're on NuvaRing?

Most women on NuvaRing will have two to five days of withdrawal bleeding. It may start later in the ring-free interval than it would start if she were on the birth control pill.

What happens if you forget to put the NuvaRing in on the correct day? The answer to this (and other questions about the Nuvaring) can be found on the official Nuvaring website: After 3 weeks of use, NuvaRing® should be removed for 1 week and then a new one should be inserted. If the ring-free interval has been extended beyond 1 week, the possibility of pregnancy should be considered, and you will need to use an additional method of birth control, such as male condoms or spermicide, until you have used NuvaRing® 7 days in a row. If you know or suspect you are pregnant, do not use NuvaRing®. See your doctor as soon as possible."

Where do you insert nuvaring?

You insert NuvaRing in the vagina.

You accidentally inserted NuvaRing when you started spotting a few days before your period When should you expect your period When will it start working?

You may not have any more bleeding this month. Use a backup method for seven days, but you're probably protected right away if you started NuvaRing with spotting.

How many years can you be on NuvaRing?

You can be on NuvaRing as long as you want to prevent pregnancy. There is no time limit for the use of NuvaRing.

Do you have to remove NuvaRing if you have chlamydia?

No, you do not have to remove NuvaRing if you have chlamydia.

Does urine affect NuvaRing?

Urine does not affect NuvaRing.

Why is it not necessary to use a second form of contraception if you insert NuvaRing on day 1 but you need a second form if you start on day 2?

You were misinformed. If you start NuvaRing within the first five days of menstrual bleeding, you don't need a backup method.