Yasmin and Pregnancy

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If you want to become pregnant, Yasmin is easily reversible. Contact your doctor for advice but all you need to do is stop taking the contraceptive pill. Within 12 hours you will not be protected from pregnancy. It may take a few months before your cycle returns to normal so you might not fall pregnant straight away but the pill should not affect your pregnancy levels. It is advised that you wait until you have had a regular period before you try for a baby so that you can tell your doctor when this was so that they can work out your due date.

If you think that you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy test for confirmation. If you are pregnant, you need to stop taking Yasmin immediately because the pill is designed to prevent pregnancy not favour it. Only stop taking the pill if you are certain that you are pregnant and contact your doctor for advice.

If you have just given birth and you are breast-feeding, you should not use the contraceptive pill. Most doctors will advise against its use because it can reduce the amount of milk that you produce and you may not make enough milk to feed your child. You can also pass on a small amount of the hormones to your child. Therefore, you are advised to use a different method of contraception until you have weaned your baby off breast milk.

If you are not breast-feeding and you are fully mobile, you can start using the contraceptive pill. You can start to use the pill 21-28 days after you have given birth and you will be protected from pregnancy. You can start later than this but you will not have immediate protection and you will need to use additional contraception for the next seven days.

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