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Birth Control

Does alcohol affect my birth control?

No, alcohol does not affect your birth control at all. However, we recommend that you be mindful to take your pill on time, even if you’re away from home, and try not to throw up any medication if you become too intoxicated. Please drink responsibly.

How do I start my birth control?

You can start your pill on the first day of your next period, on the first Sunday after your next period starts, or any day (even immediately) if you’re sure you’re not pregnant. If you start your pill more than 5 days after your last period started, you must also…

How can I skip my period on birth control?

We completely understand wanting to skip your period for a special event! If you are able to plan ahead, we recommend taking birth control for at least one full cycle/month prior to trying to skip your period. Often, many women experience irregular spotting the first time they skip their period…

What should I do if I miss a dose of birth control?

Missing a dose is common. Depending on the type of birth control you’re using, we recommend: If it has been 24 hours or less, take your late pill as soon as you can. This may mean taking 2 pills in one day. If it has been over 24 hours, take…

How many birth control pills can I get?

Out of Pocket Orders If you are not using insurance we will send your first order as a 3 month order. You can message us to switch to a one month after the first order. Orders with Insurance We do our best to send you 3 months at…

At what temperature should I store my birth control?

Most birth control can be safely stored at normal temperatures (59-86ºF) and for short periods in colder/hotter temperatures. For your specific birth control’s limits, we recommend double checking the manufacturer’s temperature recommendations located on the packaging or insert of your birth control.

Can I switch to the generic version of my birth control?

If your birth control has a generic option, we’d be happy to write that prescription for you. Generics are just as safe and effective as their brand counterparts. Most people don’t notice any difference between brand and generic medications. If you want to switch to a generic, please just message…

Is it normal for discharge to change when starting birth control?

Yes, it is completely normal for your discharge to change when you start taking birth control. One of the ways birth control works is by thickening your natural discharge. However, if you notice any new colors, odors, or itching feeling – please let us know. A member of our medical…

I just started the birth control pill and my face is breaking out, why?

Unfortunately, it is very common for women starting a new birth control to initially get more acne. Though your acne will typically clear by 6 weeks or less, it can sometimes take up to 3 months for your system to get used to the new hormonal changes and your skin…

I’m having heavy spotting or breakthrough bleeding, is my birth control working?

As uncomfortable and unwelcome as heavy spotting or breakthrough bleeding is, and if you’re taking your birth control as prescribed, your birth control is still working. This will typically happen when women are skipping periods or are starting a new type of continuous birth control. If this is still an…

Is birth control going to make my period more regular?

Possibly. It depends on the type of birth control you are using. If you are using a combined hormone birth control, your period should be lighter, less painful, and more regular. If you are using a progestin-only pill, your period may be regular, irregular, or even disappear. It’s especially important…

How do emergency contraceptives work?

Emergency contraceptives, like Plan B® and Ella®, work by blocking your ovaries from ovulating. If you do not release an egg during ovulation, you cannot get pregnant. Emergency contraception, often referred to as “the morning-after pill” is not an abortion pill and will not work if you are already pregnant.

How long after unprotected sex can I take emergency contraceptives?

Plan B® is more effective the sooner that you take it, so the longer you wait, the less likely it is to work. Ella® has been shown to work for up to 5 days after unprotected sex and is not less effective with time.

Do you offer overnight delivery for emergency contraceptives?

Unfortunately, we do not offer overnight delivery. In order to make sure that you are able to get emergency contraceptives as quickly as possible, we will send the prescription to a local pharmacy of your choice for you to pick up.

Can you send emergency contraception to my local pharmacy?

Yes. Most of our requests for emergency contraception, often referred to as “the morning-after pill”, are processed the same day that they are ordered. Some pharmacies do not reliably stock ella®, so if you are requesting this pill, we recommend that you call your pharmacy to make sure they have…

How effective are emergency contraceptives?

Emergency contraceptives, often referred to as “the morning-after pill” are about 58-94% effective at preventing pregnancy. The range is so large because when taken at the right time, emergency contraception is very effective. However, some women are unable to access the medication until it’s almost too late. Ella® is slightly…

How often can I take emergency contraceptives?

Emergency contraception, often referred to as “the morning-after pill”, should not be used as regular birth control. Though there are no known health risks, regularly taking emergency contraceptives can result in increased side effects (like irregular bleeding). If you find that you need emergency contraception more than 2 or 3…

What are the side effects of emergency contraception?

Most women will not have any side effects with emergency contraception, often referred to as “the morning-after pill”. Sometimes, emergency contraception can cause spotting or irregular bleeding about one week before or after your regularly scheduled period. Other possible side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, breast soreness, or cramping…

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