Best way to get Pregnant after Birth Control Pills

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1. All About Birth Control

Birth control pills, also known as “the pill”, is a very popular and effective form of birth control when taken correctly. Birth control pills are an inexpensive method of preventing pregnancy, and they are easy to use.

Birth-control-pills-are-an-inexpensive-method-of-preventing-pregnancy-and-easy-to-useJust one pill per day and that’s it, no worries about pregnancy. However, many women worry about getting pregnant after the pill, and how long it will take. Read on for some of the best tips about getting pregnant after birth control pills.

2. Stopping The Pill

The first step in getting pregnant after birth control pills is pretty obvious. Stopping the pill is the very first step in getting pregnant. Once you go off of the pill, the hormones from the pill will leave your body, and pretty quickly.

Stopping-the-pill-is-the-very-first-step-in-getting-pregnantThis is why some women get pregnant when they miss just a dose or two of their pill. Most of the time, all of the hormones from the birth control pill have left the body within a week or so.

3. Look For Signs

After you go off of the pill, you can immediately start trying to conceive, although you won’t be able to get pregnant until your ovulation cycles return to normal. Look for signs that your menstrual periods and ovulation cycles are returning to normal, so that you will have the best chance of getting pregnant.

menstruation calendar with sanitary padsYou can use an over the counter ovulation predictor kit or a basal body thermometer to track your ovulation and find out when your fertile days are so that you can get pregnant more easily.

4.Give Yourself A Boost

After going off of birth control pills, there are a few things that you can do to boost your fertility and give yourself a better chance of getting pregnant. Besides tracking your ovulation, you can start taking a prenatal vitamin as a way to prepare your body for pregnancy. If you are overweight, this is a good time to get your weight to a healthy level, improve your diet and start on a daily exercise plan.

Maintaining-a-healthy-weight-is-one-of-the-best-ways-to-improve-your-fertilityMaintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to improve your fertility. You should also stop smoking, drinking, or using illegal drugs if you take part in any of those things. Cutting back on caffeine, reducing the stress in your life, and making sure to get plenty of sleep can also go a long way towards helping you to get pregnant more easily.

5. Know When To Go

To the doctor, that is. While most women resume their normal ovulation patterns within a month or so of going off the pill, it is important for women to seek help from their doctor if they have not gotten back to normal within two to three months.

it-is-important-for-women-to-seek-help-from-their-doctor-if-they-have-not-gotten-back-to-normal-within-two-to-three-monthsRemember also that any fertility issues that were present before you went on the pill will likely return after you have stopped the pill. For example, if you had trouble ovulating before taking birth control, you will probably still have trouble ovulating after going off of birth control. Knowing when to seek help from your doctor is very important.

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Regina Ledoux, RN, CNM

Ms. Ledoux began her career as an ObGyn nurse practitioner prior to becoming a practicing midwife in the Santa Cruz community. Working together with ObGyn physicians in her own practice, she has over 20 years experience in women's health, pregnancy and childbirth.