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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have been using nuvaring as birth control for the last 2+ years. my husband and i have decided to try to get pregnant. can i get pregnant the during the first cycle that i remove the nuvaring or will it take some time for my cycle to adjust?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe/not: The ring, like the pill, prevents pregnancy by providing hormones in your blood that prevent egg release. After the ring has been out for a few days your system re-sets to its baseline fertility. That said, the cited average wait for a desired pregnancy is 6 mo with a range of weeks to a year.

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