Conceiving A Child After Stopping Contraception

 

Is It Difficult to Get Pregnant Immediately After Stopping the Pills?

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Live Pregnancy Test || April 2018 (After Stopping Birth Control Pills)

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Going off of Birth Control? Prepare for These Possible Side Effects

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How Soon Can I Get Pregnant Once I’m Off Birth Control Pills?

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I stopped birth control and haven’t had a period for 3mos. What can I do? Can I still get pregnant?

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Signs of Ovulation After Coming Off Pill

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Real Questions How soon after stopping the pill will I begin to ovulate?

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Most women are able to get pregnant a few months after they stop birth control that has hormones, such as pills, patches, or an intrauterine device (IUD). But your health including your. Although your cycle might take time to normalize, it’s still possible to get pregnant during the first month after you stop the pill. If you’re not looking to get pregnant right now, you’ll want to.

Women may not get pregnant right after stopping the pill, as the menstrual cycle reestablishes itself. How the pill works When a woman stops taking birth. Once a person stops using hormonal birth control, there is most likely a higher chance of pregnancy.

Some studies have found that after a person stops. You can get pregnant right away after stopping regular-dose or low-dose hormonal birth control. About half of women get pregnant in the first 3 months after stopping the Pill, and most women get pregnant within 12 months after stopping the Pill.

There’s no telling how long it will take for you to get pregnant after stopping the pill. Some women can get pregnant immediately; others may take a few months to conceive. You can increase your chances of getting pregnant if you know when you’re ovulating and have intercourse around that time.

Most women will get pregnant within six months after stopping birth control. However, in some cases, it can take longer. If you struggle to conceive after birth control, talk to your doctor.

Whatever you do, if you do end up facing infertility, try not to blame yourself. When stopping birth control for the sake of getting pregnant, women often think their bodies will immediately be ready to conceive and the baby will be born 40 weeks after they take that last pill. The truth of the matter is that the body needs a bit of time to adjust and in most cases, the pregnancy will happen when the body is ready to conceive. While it is absolutely possible to become pregnant in the first cycle after you stop using a birth control method, you may not want to get pregnant right away. In these cases, you could use condoms or another barrier method to temporarily avoid conception.

You can get pregnant right away after stopping regular-dose or low-dose hormonal birth control. About half of women get pregnant in the first 3 months after stopping the Pill, and most women get pregnant within 12 months after stopping the Pill.

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Most women who stop taking the pill, however, are fully fertile again within 3 months— about the time most clinicians recommend waiting before trying to become pregnant after going off the pill.

“The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health” by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, M.D., Terra Diane Ziporyn, Alvin & Nancy Baird Library Fund, Harvard University. Press
from The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health
by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, et. al.
Harvard University Press, 2004

Your fertility may return to normal two weeks after you stop taking combination birth control pills.

“Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy” by Mayo Clinic
from Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
by Mayo Clinic
RosettaBooks, 2011

For some women, fertility returns as soon as they quit the hormones, but for others, it may take a month or so to resume ovulation – sometimes even longer, especially if you’ve been using the hormones for years.

“What to Expect: Before You're Expecting” by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect: Before You’re Expecting
by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

I just stopped taking my birth control pills, [thinking] ‘If I get pregnant, I get pregnant.’

“Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage” by Kathryn Edin, Maria Kefalas
from Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage
by Kathryn Edin, Maria Kefalas
University of California Press, 2011

Most physicians advise women who want to conceive to change to another method of contraception for three months after they stop taking the pill.

“An Invitation to Health” by Dianne Hales
from An Invitation to Health
by Dianne Hales
Wadsworth, 2006

Most women who stop the pill regain normal fertility after stopping.

“Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sir John Dewhurst, Keith Edmonds
from Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sir John Dewhurst, Keith Edmonds
Wiley, 2012

Some recommend holding off on baby-making efforts for several months after quitting hormonal birth control, if possible, to allow your reproductive system to go through at least two normal cycles (use condoms while you’re waiting).

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

If you do get pregnant before your period becomes regular again, or if you get pregnant right after stopping a hormonal contraceptive, or even while using it, don’t worry—there’s no harm to the baby.

“What to Expect Before You're Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect Before You’re Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Workman Publishing Company, 2009

Luckily this is total nonsense, although it can take a few months for you to start ovulating again when you come off certain hormonal contraceptives.

“The Wonder Down Under: A User’s Guide to the Vagina” by Nina Brochmann, Ellen Stokken Dahl, Lucy Moffatt
from The Wonder Down Under: A User’s Guide to the Vagina
by Nina Brochmann, Ellen Stokken Dahl, Lucy Moffatt
Hodder & Stoughton, 2018

In some women menstrual periods and ovulation may be absent for some months after stopping the Pill.

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by Jonathan Upfal
Black Incorporated, 2006

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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  • This advice is bullshit….She has a hormonal imbalance from birth control and this didnt help to say when or how to balance them back naturally!

  • Your super lucky, It took my period 6 weeks to regulate when I stopped birth control.. We are still trying for baby #1, It’s been 16 months now but we pray every day for our little baby ����

    Congratulations ��

  • January 2013 I took the shot once and my second shot was due April 2013 I didn’t have any kind of period or spotting or anything I found I was pregnant in June and had absolutely no idea when I got pregnant, I got two different due dates by two different doctors the first one was February 16th 2014 and the other was February 12th 2014 I was induced February 7th 2014, “i had a beautiful healthy baby girl vaginally”
    NOW I will explain what is going on now it’s the same situation I took the shot once in January my second shot was due April 26th and it is now May 30th 2016 & over the past few days I have not been feeling very well I have been very moody my stomach has been feeling weird kind of like light twinges throughout my lower abdomen, yesterday & today Ive had a headache I’ve been nauseous, everytime I go into my kitchen I can smell the kitchen sink and it just makes my stomach turn my nose has been stuffy and for some weird reason I’ve been wanting Sierra Mist but I don’t really ever drink Sierra Mist if I end up finding out that I’m pregnant it would be the same situation I would have no idea when I got pregnant, I did however do the at home bleach pregnancy test just for fun and “had to leave the bathroom, the fumes were ridiculously strong” it was positive so I guess we’ll find out sooner or later:)

  • I stopped taking a pill after i consume the 21 pcs of marvelon it was December 23-24 and dec 25 i got a period it was not heavy like i used to bleed no intercourse after i consume the pills and no intercourse as well after my period last dec 24. Now its in january 31 and i missed a period,is there a possibility that im pregnant? Please reply thanks

  • Lady here.. since my pill intake finished last February 2018 I also don’t have my menstration since then til now… I have my metformin and folic acid as my daily intake…am I still okay? I can’t go to my OB since I’m oversea working… can you help me?thanks a lot

  • I just quit birth control almost 2 months ago. I didn’t have a period in may and I have no signs of a period for this month. Hoping for a positive. �� but my body could still just be adjusting to coming off

  • BMI is bullshit, I was 280lbs and my cholesterol was 61 my doctor told me my cholesterol is too high. even though the average cholesterol for my age height and weight was 240 BMI is 100% bullshit I had to wait 7 months to get my surgery. And the new surgeon said why haven’t you have the surgery do you not want it I said I want he said well then let’s do it it ain’t that is how does that sound I said all right

  • The Dr. never addressed birth control as a root cause for any of the woman’s issues. Are we to assume the birth control is not responsible for any of her issues and they are all lifestyle related?

  • I just quit birth control after being on it for 4 years, my entire mouth is covered in canker sores. My doctor said that the hormonal changes of stopping my bc caused an outbreak of the ulcers that I usually get. So prepare for that if you’re thinking of stopping

  • I have a question, I stopped taking my pills. I finished the pack & started the new pack but I only took 3 pills of the new pack and I stopped…I had unprotected sex like 8 days after I stopped taking my birth control. I’m 15 days late on my period. Can I possibly be pregnant?

  • Hormonal birth control does not balance out every women’s hormones. This isn’t one size fits all. We are all different. Some hormonal BC add man made hormones that we don’t naturally produce and all of this is being communicated through our pituitary gland, our uterus and ovaries. I wished she would have mentioned a few of the long term negative effects of taking birth control as well.