Re: how long after taking birth control pills do you have to wait and not get pregnan
first of all relax there nothing you can do about it now but wait for your period. With your pill you should have got an information packet. there are two ways to start the pill.
Day 1 start- you take your first pill on the first day of your period. With this method you are protected immediately.
Sunday start- you take your first pill on the first sunday after your period, with this method you must wait 7 days before you have unprotected sex.
Always read the packet that comes with the pill, you need to know that information.
BTW I have been on six different types of birth control pills and NONE of them have required that you wait a whole month. My doctor told me the only reason some doctors suggest waiting a whole month is because many women who have just begun taking the pill do not remember to take it at the same time everyday, If you are taking it correctly you need only to follow the intsructions that come with the pill which are what I posted above.
Last edited by Cakies; 11-26-2008 at 08:43 AM.