Hi! Taking oral contraceptives will usually change the cycle to every 28 days. I will often recommend that that my patients start their first pack on the Sunday during their period or immediately following their period. That way we don't risk taking the pill when they are pregnant. Once you have started the pill you just continue the with the next pack right after you finish the last--so you would be starting a new pack every 28 days. Hope that makes sense to you! Dr B
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