Contraceptive pills (Questions and Answers)

What are Contraceptive pills?

Contraceptive pills are a type of birth control that woman can take to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of contraceptive pills: combined pills and progestin-only pills. Combined pills contain both estrogen and progestin, while progestin-only pills only contain progestin.

How do contraceptive pill work?

Contraceptive pill works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). They also thin the lining of the uterus (womb), making it less likely for a fertilized egg implant there. And they thicken cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to reach the egg.

Things to keep in mind when on the contraceptive pill:

There are a number of things to keep in mind when taking contraceptive pills, and one of the most important is that they cannot be used as a form of birth control on their own. rather, they must be used in conjunction with another form of contraception, such as condoms. This is because the pills can sometimes cause side effects that can reduce their effectiveness. Additionally, it is important to take the pill at the same time each day in order to maintain its efficacy.

Does the contraceptive pill make you gain weight?

Yes, contraceptive pills can make you gain weight. This is because many of these pills contain synthetic versions of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones can cause your body to retain water and to store more fat.

Additionally, some women experience a change in their appetite when they start taking contraceptive pills, and they may end up eating more than they did before. If you are worried about the possibility of gaining weight while on contraceptive pills, speak to your doctor. He or she may be able to prescribe a pill that is less likely to cause weight gain.

When is the best time to take birth control pills morning or night?

There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone’s body chemistry is different. However, there are certain generalities that can be observed. For example, taking birth control pills in the morning tends to result in fewer side effects such as nausea and headaches. Furthermore, it is easier to remember to take the pill if it is part of your morning routine. On the other hand, some women find that taking the pill at night leads to a more restful sleep. Ultimately, you will need to experiment with both options to see what works best for you. If you are having trouble remembering to take your pill, consider setting an alarm on your phone or placing the pills near your toothbrush so you see them every day.

What happens if you don’t take birth control at the same time everyday?

It depends on the person. Some people may have no issues whatsoever and their body will continue to function normally. However, for other people, not taking birth control at the same time every day can result in some pretty serious consequences.

If you’re not taking your birth control at the same time every day, you’re essentially giving your body a chance to ovulate. And if you happen to have sex during that time, there’s a pretty high chance that you could get pregnant. So, not only could you end up with an unwanted pregnancy, but you could also end up with some pretty severe health complications if you don’t take care of yourself during pregnancy.

Millions of women in the United States use contraceptive pills or other birth control methods, but many don’t have access to quality information and services. Birth control is an important part of women’s health, but it can be hard to find good information and services.

Women’s Health Center of Chicago offers confidential consultations for all types of contraception, including oral contraceptive pills, IUDs, implants and more. Book your appointment today!

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Dr. Adeeb AlShahrour

Dr. Alshahrour is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist who provides compassionate care to women of all ages. He has years of experience in the field, and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the best possible health outcomes.