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is it true your suppose to use back-up plan when switching birth control 6 weeks after having a baby my dr said that the depo shot is effective right away and i have never heard that i switched from the mini pill took it six weeks then at my six week check up i got the depo

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Asked by eliesmommy1989 at 11:47 AM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Was there any lapse in coverage? If yes, definitely use an alternate form. If not, you should be safe but an alternate form is recommended.

    Answer by ballewal at 11:48 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • You are suppose to use back up plan for a month whenever you change birth control.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 11:49 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I have always heard that they are all effective immediately but to use a back up method for a week when switching or starting any type of birth control

    Answer by MamaCortney at 11:49 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Yes, it is true. And you asked this yesterday and got the same answers.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:50 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Yes, it's true one of my friends got pregnant during a BC switch.

    Answer by Finkette at 11:59 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • i switched from the patch to the depo, in one week & was told i still had to use a back up method for 2 weeks

    Answer by gabby06 at 12:02 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I agree with Raeann. I have always heard from my doctors that you have to use another form for one month to be the safest.

    Answer by Memigen at 12:07 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • That's something that's going to vary from method to method. Some are more effective than others.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:23 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

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