NuvaRing

When should you start NuvaRing?

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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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