Question: Is NuvaRing effective on the off week?

Remember, you are protected from pregnancy during the ring-free week as long as you have been using your ring correctly and you insert your next ring on time. Some people use the ring continuously (no ring-free week) to avoid having their period, sometimes called “stacking”.

Is NuvaRing still effective the week it is out?

If you leave a NuvaRing out of your vagina for more than 2 days during the weeks youre supposed to wear it, you wont be protected from pregnancy. If your ring has been out of your vagina for too long, use a backup birth control method (like condoms) until the ring has been in your vagina for 7 days in a row.

What if I took my NuvaRing out a week early?

No worries: just keep it in for the rest of the week. At the end of the 4th week, take the old ring out and put a new one in. Youll still be protected from pregnancy right away.

What decreases the effectiveness of NuvaRing?

What makes the ring less effective? The main thing that makes the ring not work is not using it correctly. That means youre more likely to get pregnant if: You dont put your ring in on time every cycle.

What happens if I leave my NuvaRing in too long?

What should I do if I keep NuvaRing in for too long? If you leave NuvaRing in your vagina for up to 4 weeks (28 days) you will still be getting pregnancy protection. Remove your old NuvaRing for 1 week (7 days) and insert a new NuvaRing 1 week (7 days) later.

Are you protected during ring free week?

Remember, you are protected from pregnancy during the ring-free week as long as you have been using your ring correctly and you insert your next ring on time. Some people use the ring continuously (no ring-free week) to avoid having their period, sometimes called “stacking”.

Can I get pregnant if I leave my NuvaRing in too long?

If NuvaRing has been left inside your vagina for more than 4 weeks (28 days), you may not be protected from pregnancy and you should see your health care provider to be sure you are not pregnant.

When do I remove my NuvaRing?

Removing NuvaRing: Remove the ring 3 weeks (21 days) after insertion on the same day of the week it was inserted at about the same time. After washing and drying your hands, hook your index finger under the forward rim or hold the rim between your index and middle fingers. Gently pull out NuvaRing.

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