Postpartum Birth Control

You haven't had to think about birth control for a long time. Now that you've had your baby, here's how to keep from getting pregnant again until you're ready.

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Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

Experts breakdown the need-to-know facts about emergency contraception effectiveness, timing, and side effects, plus offer guidance for moms when it comes to choosing the best option.
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Should You Try a Natural Family Planning App for Birth Control?

More and more women are using natural family planning (NFP) apps to avoid pregnancy, and one is even approved by the FDA. Here's what you should know before you give this new technology a shot.
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5 Natural Birth Control Methods and Why Moms Are Trying Them

We rounded up the most popular natural birth control methods and had the experts weigh in on how effective these alternative forms of contraception really are.
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PSA: That Is NOT a Plan B Pill Inside Your Pregnancy Test

Teens have taken to social media wondering if some pregnancy test kits include the morning-after pill. File this as a complete myth that requires debunking, but parents should be aware.
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Here's How the Plan B Pill Actually Works

Plan B One Step is the only form of emergency contraception available over-the-counter. Find out how it works, plus what side effects to expect and the cost of different Plan B pill options.
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More Postpartum Birth Control

7 Reasons for a Late Period That Don't Mean You're Pregnant

A menstrual cycle that's off schedule doesn't always mean you're pregnant. Here are other factors that could be causing your late period.
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Thyroid Hormone Replacement Drugs and Birth Control Pills: A Safe Combo?

Thyroid, estrogen, progesterone... that's a whole lot of hormones to balance. We ask the experts how the Pill might be affecting your thyroid hormone replacement.
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This Mom Thought Her IUD Fell Out—Until Doctors Found It In Her Abdomen 10 Years Later

A decade after her doctor told her the birth control device must have fallen out, she discovered it while getting an X-ray for an unrelated condition.