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First Time Taking Birth Control Pills? Here are some Tips!

Dr. Sophia Yen discusses, “How to start your birth control pill, birth control patch, birth control ring. Tips for newbies to the birth control pill, patch, and ring, and the Best and Worst Times to Use Birth Control.” 

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Dr Sophia Yen’s top tips for starting birth control– “This is my number one newbie tip: If you are new to the birth control pill, patch
or ring, start your birth control right before you go to bed. In the 10+ years that
I’ve been prescribing women birth control I’ve only had 2 women who have
woken up from sleep with nausea. Everyone else has been totally fine.

If, after a week of trying that you still have nausea, move it to dinner time or whatever is your largest
meal.

The worst possible time to take the birth control pill, patch, and ring, is first thing in the morning on an
empty stomach, because then you’ll have taken medication on an empty stomach and you’ll be
nauseous all day.

So, start your birth control right before you go to bed. If that fails, move it up to dinner (assuming that’s
your largest meal) but never, never, never take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

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