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Onot when resuming combination pills

30 November, 2015


I am on Feminet Birth Control, I have been on it for a few months.

Before I was married, I was on this pill and I established my "Ona" that I got my period on the third day in the morning after stopping the pill.

I was on cerazette and switched to Feminet when I stopped nursing. On my first break (roughly two months ago) I got my period on the fourth day after stopping the pill.

I am about to have another break (after taking thee packs back to back) and I was wondering when my ona would be? Do I have to refrain from relations for 2–4 days after stopping the pill?



Since time has passed and circumstances have changed (pregnancy/nursing, using the minipill) since you were last on Feminet, you should not rely on your previous veset kavua for this pill. Therefore, for the first three cycles of getting your period on this pill, you should abstain on days 2-4 after the last active pill and perform one bedikah daily. After three cycles, if you have established a new veset (a single onah, or a limited range of up to three days) you are only required to abstain for veset.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.


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