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delayed period need to know why to ease my worry

By March 13, 2016 - 10:22am
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hi so i been on birth control 21 days pills novynette for years but i been taking it wrong (i think)... i take it from the 6th day of my period and it supposed to be from the 8th day... in December i had sex and took plan b my period came normal in January... in February i had sex (protected) but the condom slipped so i took plan b 9 hours after... when i got my period in February i decided to take my birth control from the 8th day (because that was the right way)... now my period is late by a day and i wonder why? is it because of taking the birth control late? or the plan b... also my period use to come after 3 days when i finish a pack... is it suppose to come the day right after i finish a pack now that i going to start taking it on the 8th day when will my period come?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
You should never take emergency contraception with taking regular monthly birth control pills. Not only is it unnecessary, it can completely imbalance your hormones and disrupt your cycle.
Birth control works by preventing ovulation. Without an egg to fertilize pregnancy cannot occur. Therefore, you do not need to use any other form of contraception while taking the pill.
Condoms further ensure no sperm enters the vagina either. But it is only an extra precaution and not necessary.
You need to have a full 7 day break between each pack of pills. Your period can start and end any where between that time frame. Sometimes you can also have spotting even after you start taking the new pack on the 8th day. If this happens simply keep taking the pills. Do not wait for the spotting to end.
Below I have pasted a link to a HER article that talks more about the birth control and how it works.

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