Postpartum birth control pill question
This is probably a stupid question, but I had my 6 week check-up today and got the go-ahead for all normal "activities," and a prescription for Ortho-tricyclen. I haven't taken birth control pills in years, and haven't taken them after having a baby ever, so I'm confused on something. I was going to start them this evening, but I read the directions, and it says to start on the first day of your period, or the Sunday following it. I haven't had a period yet, at least I don't think so. I'm still spotting a bit, haven't ever totally stopped bleeding yet. I know I'll obviously ovulate before I have my first PP period, so I don't really want to wait to start taking pills. I'll be using condoms the first week I'm on the pill, but I'd rather not use them for many weeks/months (however long it takes to get a period) if I can just take the pill instead. Does anyone know if there is there some reason I can't just start taking the pill now?