What to Do if You...

Left the ring out for more than 2 hours
  • Put the ring back in the vagina as soon as possible. Contact your health care provider to discuss any concerns. 
Left the ring out for more than 24 hours
  • Put the ring back in as soon as possible. Use a condom if you have sex in the next 48 hours. Contact your health care provider to discuss any concerns.
Feel the ring slipping
  • Use a clean finger to push the ring up as far into the vagina as possible.
After one year of use or if no longer breastfeeding at least 4 times per day
  • For longer birth spacing, she can plan ahead to switch to another family planning method. At least 2 years between giving birth and the next pregnancy is healthy for both mother and child.