Insert 1 NuvaRing in the vagina and keep it in place for 3 weeks (21 days). Regularly check that NuvaRing is in your vagina (for example, before and after intercourse) to ensure that you are protected from pregnancy. Remove the NuvaRing for a 1-week break (7 days).
When should I use NuvaRing?
When should I start using NuvaRing? You can start using NuvaRing at any time during your cycle. If you start using it during the first 5 days of your period, it will work right away and you wont need backup birth control. But if you start on any other day of your cycle, it takes 7 days to be protected from pregnancy.
How effective is the NuvaRing if used correctly?
If used correctly, the vaginal ring is more than 99% effective. One ring provides contraception for a month, so you dont have to think about it every day.
How long until NuvaRing is effective?
If you put your first ring in up to 5 days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away. If you put your first ring in more than 5 days after the start of your period, you should use condoms as back up for the first 7 days.
Will putting in NuvaRing stop my period?
The hormones in the ring can also help with menstrual cramps and make your period lighter. You can also use NuvaRing to safely skip your period, which is totally convenient for people who want a special occasion to be period-free, or just dont want a visit from Aunt Flo every month.
What are the side effects of skipping your period?
If you choose to skip your period continually, side effects can include breakthrough bleeding. Your uterus wont get “backed up”
Does a shot of lemon stop your period?
No. Drinking a shot of lemon juice wont delay your period or make it stop. Using a hormonal birth control method is the only way to lighten or control when you get your period: When taking a hormonal birth control method, like the pill, ring, and patch, you have the ability to skip your period.