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A 25-year-old female asked:

I'm 25 and using the birth control orthro-tri-cyclen low, because i'm not seeing my period. i want to have a baby. do you think if we have sex everyday i can get pregnant? i know people can get pregnant without a period.

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: I would encourage you to see your doctor for pre-conception care if you do want to get pregnant. Being on birth control is to prevent pregnancy as it is suppressing your ovulation - a necessary step in making a baby. Please start on prenatal vitamins including folate (folic acid) before you try to get pregnant.
Dr. Armando Russo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: If you discontinue oral contraceptives and want to get pregnanct, you should wait for at least one normal cycle before attempting to do so. Not having a period does not automatically mean you cannot become pregnant.

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