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When should you stop taking oral contraceptives?
You should not start taking them until you’ve had a checkup with your healthcare provider.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends you start taking the pill for as little as two months after stopping taking your other birth control methods.
This is because you don’t want to delay a healthy return to your normal menstrual cycle.
That’s because when you stop, estrogen (the hormone that makes up most of your hormones) starts to build up again.
This estrogen builds up in your bloodstream and your body doesn’t like to build it up too much, so you won’t feel like you’re pregnant again for months.
However, if you do stop taking the pills, it’s best to avoid taking estrogen supplements, which have a higher risk of breast cancer.
But if you’re trying to avoid having a baby, you can still take some of the birth control pills as long as you follow the steps in the chart below.