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I Just Started a New Birth Control. Is Having Two Periods in One Month Normal?

Irregular periods are common when starting new birth control, so don’t worry about having two in one month. While it might be unpleasant, it’s also totally normal.

Why Have I Had Two Periods This Month?

You have probably had two periods this month because your body is getting used to the new hormones in your system. It will take a little time for your body to adjust to your birth control.

If you’re taking birth control pills, you might also have two periods because you forgot to take one or you took one later than usual. Even a few hours delay can cause a little bleeding, called spotting. Once you’ve been on your pills for a while, taking them on time will become part of your regular routine.

Emergency contraceptives can also trigger an early period. If you just started taking birth control or missed a couple of pills then took the morning after pill as a precautionary measure, you may have two periods that month.

When Will My Periods Become Regular?

Most people find they have regular periods after taking their birth control for a few months. Be patient and you’ll soon find your body settles into a regular rhythm.

If you’re still having irregular periods after a few months, speak to your Nurx™ care provider. You may decide to change to another method of birth control that gives you more regular periods, less frequent periods, or no periods at all.

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