Logynon and Pregnancy


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The contraceptive pill should not be taken whilst you are pregnant as it can have some effects on your body. It is designed to be used to prevent pregnancy so if you think that you may be pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test to confirm and talk to your doctor. If you are pregnant, you should stop taking Logynon immediately.

Trying to get pregnant

You can stop using Logynon at any time because as soon as you stop taking the pill, it stops protecting you from pregnancy. If you want to try for a baby, talk to your doctor who will advise you on the situation. It is a good idea to wait until you have experienced your regular periods before you try to get pregnant. It will not harm you if you get pregnant before this time but your doctor will use your last period date to work out when your baby will be born. The pill will also not affect your fertility but it may take a couple of months before your body is back to its usual routine.

Breast-feeding

If you are breast-feeding your child, you are advised against using Logynon. It can affect your milk flow so you may not produce enough to feed your baby. The pills hormones can also be passed onto the baby through the milk and research is not conclusive as to whether they have any effect on the baby’s development. You should use another method of contraception whilst breast-feeding.

Starting Logynon after birth

As long as you are not breast-feeding and you are fully mobile, you can start using Logynon. You should start 21-days after you have given birth and you do not have to wait for a period to do so. You will need extra protection for the next seven days after starting the pill and you do not have to start at this time. You can start the pill any time after the 21 days but be aware you will not be protected from pregnancy, until you start using the pill for one week so additional protection is needed.


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