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A 34-year-old member asked:

how could someone get pregnant when on straight birth control?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible : Yes. Oral contraceptives are not 100% effective..

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take birth control while pregnant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hetal Gor
Dr. Hetal Gor answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
No: Can not take birthcontrol pills while pregnant...
A 20-year-old member asked:

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

3 doctor answers28 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
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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.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Birth control pills and IUDs stop working as soon as you stop using them - but it still can take time for anyone to get pregnant, even if they were never on birth control. Depo Provera can have a more lasting contraceptive effect, as noted by Dr Herold.
Feb 15, 2012
A 20-year-old member asked:

If birth control is not yet effective, it it a higher risk to get pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
No: Your chance of getting pregnant is the same as if you were not on birth control; it is not increased more than normal.
GA
A 29-year-old male asked:

Does it take longer than a year to get pregnant after years of birth control use?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
It shouldn't.: 80-90% of couples having regular intercourse (2 or more times per week) will become pregnant in one year. If after a year you have not become pregnant, you might consider seeing a fertility specialist to determine the cause. Past birth control use does not affect future fertility. Good luck!
A 42-year-old member asked:

How severe of a dosage of birth control do I need to not get pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Oral Contraceptives: Please meet with your gynecologist to determine which oral contraceptive meets your individual needs best.

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