Femulen & Pregnancy


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If you believe you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy test to confirm this and stop using Femulen if you are. The progestogen only pill can increase the risk of you having an ectopic pregnancy, which is where the egg implants outside of the womb. This never ends in a successful pregnancy as the baby cannot be brought to full term and if it goes unnoticed, it can be very dangerous as it can rupture the fallopian tube and cause extreme blood loss.

Trying for a baby

One of the best things about the contraceptive pill is that it is easily reversible. If you decide you want to have a baby, all you need to do is finish your cycle and stop taking Femulen. The pill will not have had any effect on your fertility so it will not affect your ability to become pregnant. It is a good idea to wait until your regular periods return because the doctor will base the due date of your baby off your last pregnancy. However, this is just advice to make predicting your pregnancy easier and it is not harmful whatsoever if you get pregnant before your first regular period.

Using Femulen after birth

Most contraceptive pills advise against using the pill and breast-feeding but you can use Femulen whilst breast-feeding. It is oestrogen that reduces your milk flow and as Femulen only contains a progestogen derivative, it will not have an effect on your milk production. You can start using Femulen 21 days after you gave birth and you will be protected immediately. You can start at any other time after 21 days but you will not be protected from pregnancy and will need additional contraception for seven days from when you start the progestogen only pill.


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