OCs: At first, your monthly period may become irregular, then when it becomes regular it will be shorter, lighter and you may have less pain. This pill may have other good effects like healing acne and reducing anaemia. However, short term side-effects could include an increase in acne, weight gain, breast tenderness, mood changes, nausea and bleeding between periods.
Mini Pill: Can be used while breastfeeding. It does not contain estrogen so the side-effects will be mild. Monthly periods may stop completely. You can get pregnant quickly after stopping the Mini Pill.
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