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Hi,

According to the Nuvaring "3 weeks in, 1 week out", it seems like the insertion date on the calendar always seems to slip back a few days... that accumulates, and eventually the insertion date is no where near one's period.

My girlfriend first put it in on Oct 24...

Based on that, insertion dates are as follows:

Nov 21
Dec 19
Jan 16
Feb 13
Mar 13
Apr 10
May 08
Jun 05
Jul 03
Jul 31
Aug 28
Sep 25
Oct 23
Nov 20
Dec 18

As you can see, the day always slips back a bit every month. Is that correct?????

Thanks
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replied November 12th, 2009
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Duh.. It is because the months are longer than 28 days and they are all different lengths.

The number of days in each cycle is a constant 28 days. The ring will force her periods to follow the 28 days cycle. Just keep on using it as directed.
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replied November 12th, 2009
She says her period is always on or near the 24th of each month... so you are saying that the ring will "force" her body into a different rhythm.. Strange.
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replied November 12th, 2009
Especially eHealthy
If her period is always close to the 24 th it is irregular as the number of days between differs every cycle. Regularity means the same number of days between the start of her period every cycle, regardless of the calender date. Hormonal birth control will force her cycle into the 21 days off, 7 days on cycle every time. That is how birth control works. This may take a while but ultately that is what will happen.

The 7 days bleeding is also not menstruation but bleeding because the hormones are withdrawn. There is no/very little uterus lining to shed when she is on birth control.
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