Hi all I want to either delay my period for a week, or skip it entirely, at the end of my 3rd Nuvaring week. It is the first time I am going to try to do this and as far as I have read the birth control part should not be affected if I just put in a new ring without waiting a week in between, right? Would it be better/make more sense to delay it instead, from any point of view I am not seeing? (and I am not sure how to go about delaying it either). I am aware some bleeding might occur during the 4th week in any case.
Also, if I put in the new ring without waiting a week in between, then of course the dates when I am supposed to take it out should be recalculated according to this new insertion, right? Just checking.
Thanks a lot!
(I know this topic has been covered before but when it comes to Nuvaring I have found no recent (post-2009) posts on it, or none on just delaying instead of skipping)
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If you put in a new ring right away instead of taking the usual ring-free week, you will have to leave that ring in for the entire three weeks that you're supposed to have it in - otherwise, you could compromise effectiveness. And yes, the dates you'd have your next ring-free week would change. You would have 6 weeks with the ring in, and then take it out and have your week without it.
Does that make sense?
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