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May 25th, 2011, 07:28 PM
JennaBee's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
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I am curious about starting the Mini Pill. (progesterone only) I am still BFing and have not had yet had a post pardom period. I was wondering what effects I should expect on the Mini Pill. (Besides birth control obviously) Any weight gain or loss? Would it help me even out my hormones? Since I have not had a PP AF would it cause me to start bleeding? Any input is appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!

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May 25th, 2011, 09:18 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: Alberta, Canada
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If you are in a state of breastfeeding infertility, starting a hormonal contraceptive will interrupt that. So yes, you'll probably start ovulating again and having periods (at least breakthrough spotting of some sort.) AF shouldn't be too heavy though. The mini pill works by keeping the lining of your uterus thin so that implantation can't occur. Weight gain is a possibility, everyone metabolizes the drug differently.

Just be sure to read through the Patient Information Sheet on whichever form of the mini Pill you're considering. All the risks and possible side effects are listed there.
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