Difficulty getting Pregnant after Birth Control Pills

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1. All About The Pill

Birth control pills, aka hormonal birth control pills, or simply “The Pill”, are a great option for women who are not ready to get pregnant. The way the birth control pill works is that it prevents women from ovulating. As long as a woman is taking the pill, she will not ovulate, unless she misses a dose.

This is what prevents pregnancy from occurring when you are taking the pill. One pill every day keeps a woman from ovulating and prevents pregnancy. The pill is a great option for women who need inexpensive and easy to use birth control, and it is a very popular birth control method.

One-pill-every-day-keeps-a-woman-from-ovulating-and-prevents-pregnancyHowever, many women worry about what will happen when they go off of the birth control pill, and they wonder if they will have problems getting pregnant themselves. So, just how difficult is it to get pregnant after going off of birth control pills? Read on for more info.

2. After Stopping The Pill

After a woman stops taking the birth control pill, the hormones from the pill will leave her system very quickly. Most doctors say that the hormones from birth control pills can leave the system within a few days. This is why it is possible to get pregnant on the pill if you simply miss a single pill.

After stopping the birth control pill, a woman’s body will begin to ovulate normally on it’s own. This can take anywhere from several weeks to several months, just depending on a woman’s chemical makeup and her body. If a woman already has problems ovulating however, before she started the pill, those problems might resume once the pill is stopped.

After-stopping-the-birth-control-pill-a-womans-body-will-begin-to-ovulate-normally-on-its-ownThe pill cannot cure ovulation or other fertility problems that were already in place before starting the pill, so it is important to remember that any fertility problems will resume once the pill is stopped. One great thing to remember is that no matter whether or not you have taken the pill for a few months or for several years, the body should resume normal ovulation in the same time frame. There are no long lasting fertility effects as a result of taking birth control pills.

3. Things To Know

The hormones from the birth control pill will leave a woman’s body in their own time, and there really is no way to rush this process. It simply happens when it happens. However, women can start taking a daily prenatal vitamin before trying to conceive in order to make sure that their bodies are ready to support a pregnancy.

There is no reason to wait after stopping the pill before you try to conceive, so you can start trying to conceive right away. It is still important to know when you are ovulating for the best chance of getting pregnant, so you may want to use an ovulation predictor kit or a basal body thermometer to track your fertile days.

women-can-start-taking-a-daily-prenatal-vitamin-before-trying-to-conceiveIf you do go off the pill and find that your normal periods have not resumed within two to three months, it is a good idea to see your doctor to make sure that no underlying issues are rearing their ugly head.

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Dr. Lynette Weiss, MD

Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.