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Oklahoma City, OK
A 28-year-old female asked:

After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

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Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Usually 1-2 months: As you do not know whether you are pregnant or not, and if you know when was the last period , . Get the pregnancy test done .Usually one gets pregnant in 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills

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A 20-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to get pregnant once off birth control ?

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1-12 months: 85% of couples will achieve pregnancy after 1 year of trying. This is the natural fertility cycles. Just like it takes some people longer to get pregnant naturally, some women will get pregnant sooner than others after going off of the pill or ring, or taking out the iud. It will take longer if depo-provera was your birth control as the medication may be in the system for several months.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long before I want to get pregnant should I stop taking birth control?

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pregnancy: Depends on what birth control you are using. Please update us
Last updated Oct 28, 2014
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