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How To Avoid This Mistake Of Taking Birth Control Pills While Travel

I never had to take any of this into consideration until I started traveling frequently. How many of you are on the pill that requires you to take it everyday at the SAME TIME? 🙋🏾‍♀️ It’s terrible, I know. There’s nothing like the memory loss you have during pregnancy and after child birth.

It wasn’t until I took a trip to California this summer that I realized how off I was with taking my pills. Like REALLY off. I was sooo exhausted! It was Alina’s first trip to the West Coast and she did not adjust that well the first two nights. It wasn’t until the 3rd night when I realized OMG I’ve been taking these pills all wrong! My alarm went off at 9:00pm and I was going through the motions as I do at home. Then it hit me. It was actually 12:00am in Atlanta. I did that for 3 days straight!

I don’t know if it’s me, but I feel a huge difference in my body when I take pills at different times each night. With my new pack, I recently bumped the time to 7:00PM because that’s when I’m typically giving Alina her bath before bed. I’m up and moving about, so it’s easy for me to take the pill while she’s in the tub and just like that I’m done!

So how can this problem be fixed when you’re traveling? I have 3 solutions:

(1) Figure out the time difference between where you live and your destination. Set your alarm according to that time difference. For example: Atlanta and Los Angeles has a time difference of 3 hours. If I take my pill everyday at 8:00AM in Atlanta, I would have to take it at 5:00AM in California. Click here for a time zone converter to help you out!

(2) Taking the pill earlier is better than later. If you have to take the pill in the middle of the night, that’s not always ideal, so take it before bed!

(3) A week before the trip, switch the time you take the pill to the destinations time. That way you aren’t having to transition so quickly and you’re less likely to forget! NOW! I am no doctor, so please check with a physician before taking number three into consideration!

Keep On Blossoming, Mum!

P.S.: A TIP—no matter how long the duration of your travels, always bring an extra pack of pills. You never know if you’ll need them! If you miss 4 days in a row, it’s convenient to have a new pack to start rather than trying to catch up! When you miss that many in a row, you will probably start cramping and spotting and who wants that?! Also, you might run out of pills or lose your current pack.

Blossoming Musmie

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