Friday, December 19, 2014

Getting Pregnant After Birth Control

Photo modified with permission from Amy Entwistle

The pill, also known as the hormonal birth control pill, is a very helpful and popular birth control method of choice. According to, the pill is so popular because not only is it affordable, it’s very well tolerated by most women, and it works very well when taken as prescribed. However, many women worry about their chances of getting pregnant after the pill. Many women do not realize that after they stop the pill, their hormones will usually bounce back very quickly. Since the pill has to be taken every day, once you stop taking it, your body is not getting those needed hormones. Therefore, it begins to “reset” itself and go back to normal. It doesn’t take very long for ovulation and menstruation to return to normal after stopping the birth control pill. Most women do not have any problems with their ovulation cycles returning to normal after the pill, but if it has been 9-12 months, and you haven’t gotten pregnant yet, it might be a good time to see a doctor and make sure that there are no underlying issues that need to be addressed.

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