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Question: Planning to stop taking the pill


 happyplanning - Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:14 am

I am getting married in 9 weeks and am looking at going off the pill now. However, my period would be due while on our honeymoon, if i stop taking the pill halfway thru my cycle could this change my cycle? Is there anyway to guarantee not having my peiod on my wedding day or on my honeymoon.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:20 am

User avatar Hello,
The only way to assure no period on your honeymoon is to continue to take the pill throughout that time. You can do this, missing a period or two by not taking the benign "sugar" or reminder pills if your prescription has these. Just start the active pills immediately after finishing the three weeks of active pills. You will miss your period for as long as you continue to take these active oral contraceptives. Once you stop, you will probably have bleeding at that time.

Stopping your pills midway through will be less reliable. You could have the bleeding but perhaps not. If your period didn't start, you could still end up with a period on your honeymoon. So, if it were me with this desire, I would hold off on the discontinuation of the pill.

Good luck on your upcoming marriage.

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