Missed Your Pill? Here’s What To Do

A lot of women use the pill for contraception. No surprise here because it is a reliable contraceptive method! They’re also very easy to use. Just pop a pill every day at the same time, and you’re all good! It’s over 99% effective in protecting you against pregnancy if you take them correctly and consistently. […]

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Things That Could Make Your Pills Fail

things that could make your pill fail

Oral contraceptive pills are the leading modern contraceptive method in the Philippines. In fact, 51% of Filipino women who use contraceptives take pills. Pills are over 96 to 99 percent effective (depending on what kind you take) when taken “perfectly”, but becomes 91 percent effective with “typical” use. But wait, do you know what “typical […]

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How to Change the Time You Take Your Pills

You can take your contraceptive pills at any convenient time you want. What matters is that you consistently take it at around the same time every day. If you’re wondering whether it’s possible and safe to change the timing, you absolutely can do so. But, it’s important to do it properly so you’re still fully […]

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Medications that interfere with oral contraceptive pills

When doctors ask “what other medicines do you take,” or “do you currently have maintenance medications,” they’re discerning whether any medication might affect your contraceptive pills or vice versa. There are some medicines that will not work well if taken with another medication. The same thing applies to hormonal contraceptives, especially pills. That’s why it’s […]

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Postpartum Contraception

Sex and contraception might be the last thing you want to think about after giving birth, but planning postpartum contraception is also part of your postnatal care. As soon as three weeks after childbirth, you can already get pregnant once again even if you’re breastfeeding and haven’t gotten back your periods yet. Unless you want […]

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Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM)

breastfeeding mother

Your body went through a roller coaster ride of changes during pregnancy, and breastfeeding is another adventure on its own. Whether you’re planning to have another baby or not, you may want to give yourself some time to rest and recover before having another pregnancy. You may have heard that breastfeeding itself can prevent a […]

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