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I had a baby eight weeks ago and my husband and myself had unprotected sex four days ago and yesterday...but I also got nuvaring birth control from my doctor yesterday. Do yall think it is safe for me to start my birth control or should i wait three or four weeks to make sure im not pregnant..oh and my husband did pull out both times..I want to start my birth control but im nervous that a one in a million chance cou ld happen and the birth control could hurt the baby. please help!
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Methods like the ring are not associated with any kind of fetal damage, should you be pregnant.

However, it is REALLY easy to become pregnant again soon after giving birth, and if you use a method like that, it can be harder to know if you are pregnant. Since you used a method that is one of the least effective, I'd just go ahead and take a pregnancy test, too.

You can start your ring now, regardless, but I'd take that test soon as well, just to be sure.

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thanks, as long as there is no potential in hurting the baby if there is one at all lol
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There's no data to support that idea. What it can do is make someone who is pregnant feel more crummy, and again, can make it tougher to "feel" pregnant if and when you are.

So, go ahead and start your ring, but take that test anyway. After all, if you are pregnant again, you need to know that.

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