I started birth control the day that I filled my prescription, but that was halfway through my cycle. Should I still expect my regular period?

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Since you started taking the Pill half-way through your menstrual cycle (rather than at the beginning of your cycle), your period will likely be later than usual- sometime after you take the “inactive” pills at the end of your pill pack. It is also possible to have spotting while taking the Pill. Remember to take your pill at the same time every day. Read more on our How to Take Birth Control Pills health guide.