Getting Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control Pills

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Getting Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are one of the most common methods of preventing pregnancy. These pills deliver those hormones in the body that prevents pregnancy. So, how far is contraception concerned, birth control pills have high efficacy when taken as per the directions mentioned in the pack or prescription.


Most women ask the question: what happens if we stop taking the pill? So here, it depends on where you are in your menstrual cycle. So if you stop taking the pill in the middle of your pack, you may get pregnant right away, whereas if you finish out the month’s pill, pregnancy might happen after your cycle gets back to normal.


What to do if you’re trying to conceive

If you are trying to conceive, stopping the contraceptive pills all of sudden may not be a good idea. Therefore, it is good to finish the pack and let your body run through a normal menstrual cycle. Otherwise, stopping in a middle may alter your menstrual cycle making it either delayed ot missed.

One common misconception about the pills is that it affects the woman’s fertility. Factually, there is no impact on the fertility. It may take some extra time to bring back your menstrual cycle, but it won’t lead to infertility. You may or may not get pregnant during the first cycle after you stop the pill. However, there will be the chances to get pregnant in your second cycle.

Your doctor is your best source for advice for ensuring a healthy conception. They can advise on how to best come off the pill and talk to you about starting a prenatal vitamin before you try to conceive. They may also make recommendations about healthy eating, abstaining from alcohol, exercise, and more.

 

What to do if you’re on alternative birth control methods

Apart from contraceptive pills, IUD, which is better known as Cooper-T, is one of the effective contraceptive methods. Getting pregnant with IUD is rare, but it is possible if you had penetrative intercourse within 7 days of implantation. Secondly, a woman may get pregnant with an IUD, if it falls out of its place.

Being a non-permanent birth control measure, Copper-t needs to be removed from the uterus before making conception successful.

Apart from Copper-t, Diaphragms are used for birth control by women. A diaphragm is placed in the vagina that acts as a barrier alsong the cervix. To prevent pregnancy, Diaphragm must be stay in vagina for six hours after intercourse, post that it should be removed within next 18 hours. However, with the icreased use of oral contraception and IUD method, the use of Diaphragm is reduced.


The Bottom Line

Whether you want to stop taking your pill or already have, you should talk with your doctor. They can answer any questions you may have about continued protection against pregnancy or help you plan for conception.

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