Bleeding on minipill, high blood pressure
29 May, 2017
I am 44 years old. My baby is 14 months. I am on the mini pill and nursing is decreasing. I was meant to go to mikvah Monday or Tuesday and now I am bleeding again. I realized this week I am nursing much less. I was wondering if that was the cause? It's so annoying. I also have high blood pressure and I'm not sure what to do about safe birth control with my situation. Any help would be appreciated.
Both the use if the minipill and reducing the frequency of breastfeeding can cause irregular bleeding or staining.
It is important to remember that not all staining will render a woman niddah nor invalidate the clean days. Please see our article on stains for a review of the halachot of ketamim.
We recommend speaking to your doctor about finding an appropriate method of birth control for you. You can discuss the use of the diaphragm or an IUD, both of which are halachically acceptable and good options for women who can't take combined birth control pills.
Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.
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