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Location: Just moved to Pineville, LA from Fort Polk, LA
hi ladies im skipping over to visit from the playroom of september 2012. i started nuvaring nov 4th first day of my second Postpartum cycle. and i bleed n bleed for almost 3 weeks then took it out was sick of bleeding. it dried up right away. weve been using pull out and condoms switching methods. I know its stupid but his choice. so no period yet. i guess just bc my cycle was messed up and went for so long it may be delayed? i think I should have started bc the hormones were the right dose at the right time, put it in on day 1. idk. what do yall think? should I be concerned or not? is it known to throw u off if you stop those hormones or the ring mid cycle? thank you ladies~
I don't have experience with nuvaring, but any hormones can do weird things to your cycle. When I stopped taking the pill it took 3 months for my period to return. I had several 50+ day cycles after removing Mirena. Also, if you are breastfeeding it's normal to not have a period for a while?
It's normal to experience some irregularity and weirdness for the first 6 post partum cycles; it takes time for your body to adjust after having a baby. But then the synthetic hormones in the Nuvraring can also mess up your own natural hormones, making for extra weirdness while you're on it and for awhile after you stop using it. If you read through the side effects on the sheet that comes with it, you'll see irregular spotting/bleeding is on there.
I switched to NuvaRing in April, and found out I was 6 weeks pregnant in July and I had heard of several others who still became pregnant while on it. (Not to scare you, but just as an FYI). As I haven't had my child yet, I can't say what is normal for post-partum cycles, but I do know that there is a transition period when starting any new form of birth control. The new addition of hormones can cause cycle/bleeding irregularities that will generally sort themselves out within 2-3 months.