Birth Control/PCOS and Birth Control
Hi Dr. Solberg,
I have PCOS and have been on a mini-pill for a little over a year since I was breastfeeding. Now that I have weaned my baby.. I am looking to see if I should change my pill. My main concern is because I recently learned that the mini-pill can be abortive. I would prefer a pill that allows me not to ovulate at all, therefore no chance of abortion because no fertilized egg would be destroyed.
I hadn't been on the pill in many, many years. However, now that I have been for over a year I really have liked it because it helps my hormones stabilize from the PCOS. I prefer a pill that doesn't have heavy hormones and something that is a little more all-natural.
I have PCOS, insulin resistance, and acid reflux. Those are my only health issues. I take Omezaprole and Errin (currently). Do you have any thoughts/suggestions for me?
I am fine if the pill isn't 100% effective. My hubby hates condoms so that's not an option.
I appreciate your help with this!
Usually the combined birth control pill is a very good treatment for PCOS. I would ask your doctor for a very low dose combined pill. The mini-pill is good while nursing, but the combined pill is generally better once you have finished nursing. The combined pill usually prevents ovulation, although it's not 100%.