How to Skip a Period for the Honeymoon

Your period doesn't have to interfere with your honeymoon.
Your period doesn't have to interfere with your honeymoon. (Image: honeymoon on the beach image by Pix by Marti from

If you just got married and are going on a honeymoon, focusing on fun is a top priority. Honeymooners want things to run smoothly, although there always exist conditions or surprises out of your control. There is something you can control - when your period arrives. If you are due to menstruate around your honeymoon, there are ways you can skip your period so you won't have to worry about it while on your honeymoon. Menstrual symptoms may still exist, but a visit to your doctor's office may be the solution to manipulate the arrival of your period.

Plan ahead so you have sufficient time to stop your period. Methods to stop you period need to be started before it's actually due. Depending on which method you use, you will need at least one week to plan before you expect your period.

Be sure to be on birth control pills up to two months before your honeymoon so you have one bleeding before the period you want to skip, and your body has sufficient time to get used to the pill.

Take the active birth control pills during the month of the period you want to delay. Birth control pills have active pills and inactive pills. The active pills are taken on the days working up to your bleeding, and the inactive pills are normally taken during your period.

Skip the seven inactive pills and open a new pack of birth control pills. Start taking the active pills from this new pack of pills on a daily basis all throughout your honeymoon. As long as you take an active pill per day, you will not get your period.

Stop taking the pill once you are back home to get your period.

Tips & Warnings

  • A vaginal ring or birth control patch can also help you skip your period. Instead of removing them to get your period, you would just continue wearing them so your period doesn't occur. Remove the patch or ring for one week, once you are ready to get your period.
  • Another way to delay your period is to start a progestin-only regimen at least one week before the period you want to skip. Take three progestin tablets daily to assure you get the high doses that are needed to skip your upcoming period. Keep taking the progestin-only tablets throughout your honeymoon. Stop once you are back home to have your period start within 48 hours.

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