Our menstrual period comes every month without fail.But sometimes your period may come at the wrong time. Some women don’t let those days change their lives and do absolutely everything with or without their period. But there are other women who wish their period would not interrupt a special moment.
Whether it’s your wedding day, the day of that gymnastics performance you’ve been training for, or just for that romantic trip to the beach, there are a few tricks to keep your period from interrupting those moments. Here’s how to we tell you how to delay your period.
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Is it healthy to delay the period?
It is logical that before knowing how to delay the period you wonder if it is healthy or not to do so, and how much it can affect this induced delay can affect your menstrual cycle.. The answer is, if you do it once in a while in an extraordinary way, no problem should arise. However, delaying your period often can have consequences.
Keep in mind that the menstrual cycle is a natural process that your body needs and that it goes on for 28 days without interruption (if this is the length of your menstrual cycle) unless you become pregnant.
If we could summarize our menstrual cycle we would say that it is divided into a part of preparation for fertilization and another part of elimination of what we do not use because fertilization has not occurred. The period is just that part of the elimination period that takes the endometrium out of you because you don’t need it.It takes the endometrium out of you because you don’t need it; this is why interrupting this “cleansing” process continuously can have some consequences in your menstrual cycle.
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How to delay your period with birth control pills.
As we have said, you should try to delay your period only when it is really necessary and as something extraordinary. That said, here are some effective ways you can delay your period and be calm on those important days you have planned.
We could say that birth control pills are the most effective way to delay your period if you do it properly. This method works because you are manipulating the estrogen level. in your body (remember that estrogen is the hormone that is in charge of our menstrual cycle and when its levels are low is when we get our period). There are three ways to do this.
First of all, it is very important that you know the type of contraceptive pills you are taking: they can be boxes with a totalThe first option is to take a box of 21 pills in which those 21 pills are active, that is to say, they contain hormones. The other option is that the pills you are taking come in boxes of 28 pills, in this case 21 of them are active (contain hormones) and the other 7 are placebos that are there so that you do not lose the habit of taking the pills every day.
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1. Do not interrupt taking the pills
If you usually use the birth control pill as a method of contraception and you have realized at very short notice that you are due to get your period on that specific date you are about to get your period on that specific date, the best thing you can do to delay your period is to start a new box of pills.The best thing you can do to delay your period is to start a new box of birth control pills immediately if you run out of the one you are taking.
Now, what you need to do in either case is when you reach day 21, start a new box of birth control pills and take the pills until the day you don’t want to get your period. When the date is over, stop taking the pills for your period and start again at 7 days as usual.
In case your pills have placebos, then take the 7 placebos from the day your period may come and start a new box when your period is over. so that your menstrual cycle continues as usual..
Very important! The box of pills you used to delay your period, i.e. the one you took only 2 or 4 pills for example, should be discarded and a new one should be used so that your contraceptive method is not interrupted.
2. Bring your period forward
It may be that the best solution is to bring your period forward instead of delaying your period if you have enough time before the date you want to be without your period. It’s very simple.
Count back on your calendar at least 8-9 days from the date your period is due. When you have it figured out, stop taking your pills on the date you found and you will get your period in about 3 days. Resume taking your pills with a new box and discard the one you interrupted.
3. If you do not take birth control pills
If you don’t take birth control pills, buy some at the pharmacy so you can delay your period. Start by determining the exact date when you will get your period.. Once you know this date, count back 5 to 7 days and start taking the pills daily until the date you need to go without your period has passed. When you are done, stop taking the pills and throw away any leftover pills.
In any case, it is important to consult with your doctor if you are thinking of using these methods to delay your period. He or she may recommend other medications that are sold in pharmacies to delay your period. There are also some home recipes for delaying periods, but we can’t guarantee their effectiveness.