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What to Expect After Being on Birth Control for 5 Years.

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Dear Midwife,
I have been on BC for about five years. My husband and I are newly weds, I went off the pill on November 6th the start of my cycle. I was approximately 9 days late for my period in December once I did start, it has been really light and bright red. This is not normal for me I usually flow at a steady medium pace for five days. I started on Friday and it is Sunday and I am not bleeding at all.

Body Confused Due to Stopping Birth Control?

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Dear Midwife,
I have a 3.5 year old girl. Right before I left the hospital I was put on Depo. I was on Depo for 3 years, then in January I started the pill Ortho Tri cyclin. I started immediately having regular periods. I stopped the pill for a month or so and bled for a month or so straight. I started taking the pill again at the end of April, had my period May 21, June 21, July 14, and due for another August 11.

Just Married -- Lots of Questions!

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Dear Midwife,
I recently got married and was wondering if it is possible to get pregnant on your period? What is a good resource to understanding the whole cycle and hormonal change? I read a little on natural family planning but it's too much information. It seems to be very complicated and I need an easy explanation.

The last question -- do you know of anything to use with a diaphragm not containing nononoxyl-9. It gives me really bad yeast infections. I heard that anything causing an acidic environment might work such as lemon juice but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?

Another Miscarriage. Is Something Wrong With Me?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I went off birth control in December of 2001. I had been on the pill for fairly consistently 14 years to keep my face clear of pimples. Eight months after going off the pill in December of 2001, I got pregnant. I miscarried at 11 weeks. That was in November 2002. I got pregnant again in March of 2003 and am now miscarrying again at 6 weeks. Is there something wrong with me? I am 35 and really want to have a baby.

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