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Can I get pregnant faster if I take birth control then stop?

Can I get pregnant faster if I take birth control then stop?

Probably not: It is not likely that taking birth control pills will improve your fertility. It can take a normal couple up to 18 months to achieve a conception. Be patient, but if you have been ttc for over a year it is reasonable to see your ob/gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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How long does the birth control take to wear off when you stop it? In how much time could you get pregnant?

How long does the birth control take to wear off when you stop it? In how much time could you get pregnant?

Within a month: You can get pregnant the month after you stop birth control pills. Sometimes the effects continue for 2-3 months. Other methods of contraception take longer to where off, like depoprovera. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant and I have only been on birth control for three weeks if I stop now how long will it take to get pregnant?

I'm trying to get pregnant and I have only been on birth control for three weeks if I stop now how long will it take to get pregnant?

Birth Control Pills: If you are planning to get pregnant, being on the birth control pills will always be a barrier, things that may affect when you get pregnant may be how long it takes for your cycles to return after stopping the pills, whether you have other factors that would affect you getting pregnant and whether your partners sperm count is normal. If all is okay, you should get pregnant within a year or less. ...Read more

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I was on the birth control shot for 2? years and now I stop getting it because I wanna get pregnant is it true it might take me a while. To get prego?

I was on the birth control shot for 2? years and now I stop getting it because I wanna get pregnant is it true it might take me a while. To get prego?

Maybe/maybe not: Everyone is different, and depending on when your hormones return to normal, and you ovulate naturally, you will be able to get pregnant. This could be the next period after stopping, or it may be several. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of pregnancy when you stop taking birth control?

Can you get symptoms of pregnancy when you stop taking birth control?

If you're pregnant: Stopping birth control doesn't cause symptoms. Normal menstrual cycles can cause symptoms that can mimic pregnancy--premenstrual breast tenderness, bloating. Do a pregnancy test. If you don't want to be pregnant, choose a different method. If you do, take prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid to lower the risks of birth defects. ...Read more

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How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

Immediately: The pills are supposed to be taken daily and even preferably same time. You can get get pregnant after missing your pills for 2-3days. This humble doctor has a "personal experience", She is 13 next week. Cheers ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Will it be more difficult to get pregnant when I stop taking the birth control pill?

Will it be more difficult to get pregnant when I stop taking the birth control pill?

No: Actually, it should probably be easier as combined oral contraception increases sex hormone binding globulin. This protein soaks up hormones that can interfere with ovulation. I will often have my patients on coc for 60 days prior to using ovulation induction agents, in order to increase shbg. On the other hand, the older you get, the harder to get pregnant, so it depends your age when ttc. ...Read more

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Was it possible for me to stop taking my birth control and not get a period before I got pregnant?

Was it possible for me to stop taking my birth control and not get a period before I got pregnant?

Yes: If a woman gets pregnant with an egg produced between when she stopped birth control and what would have been her first period off of birth control, then she doesn't get a period (she got pregnant instead). ...Read more

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When should I stop birth control to get pregnant? I'm (trying) to schedule conception within a certain window of time.

When should I stop birth control to get pregnant? I'm (trying) to schedule conception within a certain window of time.

3 months: There are no clear rules on when to stop pills before trying to get pregnant. At least one cycle probably makes sense to see if and when you may ovulate. Many people take pills to regulate their cycles in addition to contraception. Stop the pills, wait a month to see if you get a spontaneous period, then start trying after that period. If you don't get periods or are not regular, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been taking birth control pills for 4 months and I have stop for about 2 weeks now no pills. How long will it take to get pregnant.

I have been taking birth control pills for 4 months and I have stop for about 2 weeks now no pills. How long will it take to get pregnant.

Hard to say: Everyone is different. If we assume that you have normal periods every 28 to 30 days or so, then hopefully you'll be ovulating any day and could get pregnant the first try. It often takes a few months to get pregnant, so don't get discouraged. But I would take prenatal vitamins and keep a period calendar to help track when you ovulate. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was on birth control pills for 8 months I stop taking them 2 months ago, and I having be able to get pregnant? I want to know why or when

I was on birth control pills for 8 months I stop taking them 2 months ago, and I having be able to get pregnant? I want to know why or when

Nature: Even if everything is working right, there is only a 25 % chance of getting pregnant each month you try. The longer you keep trying, the more likely you will succeed. At your age, we usually recommend waiting a year before you get tested for infertility. If your cycles are irregular, though you may need to be evaluated sooner. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant from missing all of my first week of birth control pills? When will be the right time to test? Should I stop taking them until I test

Can I get pregnant from missing all of my first week of birth control pills? When will be the right time to test? Should I stop taking them until I test

Yes.: The later in your cycle that you start taking the pill, the greater the chance that you will start getting an egg ready to release. You should use condoms for the rest of the cycle. You should discuss your situation with your family doctor or gyn who may tell you to stop the pills until you know whether or not you are pregnant 28-30 days from the start of your last period. ...Read more

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Stop taking birth control July and got period on the second of July it's August 6 haven't had period yet off pills want to get pregnant test negative?

Stop taking birth control July and got period on the second of July it's August 6 haven't had period yet off pills want to get pregnant test negative?

Be patient: Birth control pills contain estrogen which suppresses ovulation by inhibiting normal fluctuations in your body's own hormones. It may take up to several months for your body to get back into its natural hormone cycle and it is not unusual after coming off birth control. Maintain a healthy diet and keep a regular sleep schedule. If you do not have your cycle back in 4-6 months seek help. ...Read more

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Okay I was on the birth control pill and I stopped taking it because I want to get pregnant but my period won't stop is that bad or what is happening?

Okay I was on the birth control pill and I stopped taking it because I want to get pregnant but my period won't stop is that bad or what is happening?

Need more info: So you stopped the pill, got your period and it won't stop - I hope that is accurate. Take a pregnancy test to make sure that this is not an issue. Then, call your ob/gyn for a visit to examine you and consider whether an ultrasound is indicated. ...Read more

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I had sex 9 days ago and I am using birth control and I have finished the pill packet today and decided to stop taking to pill. Will I get pregnant?

Not likely: Most birth control pills are 95%-96% effective even with perfect use, so there's that 4%-5% chance of course. Next cycle your recent use of the pill won't have any protective effect, so another method should be used. ...Read more

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Can I stop taking birthcontrol 2 days after having unprotected sex? I been on birth control for 4 years. Can I get pregnant if I stop taking my pills

6 months: Fertility returns within 6 months of getting off birth control. It's different for everyone. Some people can get pregnant the next day after they stop pills, some need to wait for awhile until fertility returns fully. ...Read more

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Can being on a birth control pill 10 years slow down getting pregnant when you stop taking them? Will it take me longer to get pregnant? I am 28 years

Can being on a birth control pill 10 years slow down getting pregnant when you stop taking them? Will it take me longer to get pregnant? I am 28 years

It should not: Most women return to fertility within a few months after stopping birth control pills. Once your cycles are regular off the pills then you should be able to get pregnant during one of your ovulation periods. Make sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin now to prevent neural tube defects in your baby. ...Read more

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If I was put on birth control for an iron problem and I want to get pregnant if I stop taking the birth control, will I have the same iron problem again? Should I take iron supplement pills?

If I was put on birth control for an iron problem and I want to get pregnant if I stop taking the birth control, will I have the same iron problem again? Should I take iron supplement pills?

If: If you are planning on becoming pregnant, you should start taking prenatal vitamins before you do become pregnant. The good news is that prenatal vitamins contain iron along with Folic Acid and calcium - all important for the health of your baby. You should also contact your doctor to discuss whether you need any additional supplementation since I don't know the severity of your iron deficiency. That being said, one of the reasons we start women on birth control pills for low iron is to stop the loss of iron from bleeding during menstruation. Since most women don't menstruate while pregnant, you won't have to worry about low iron from heavy periods. ...Read more

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If I was put on birth control for an iron problem and I want to get pregnant if I stop taking the birth control, will I have the same iron problem again? Should I take iron supplement pills?

If I was put on birth control for an iron problem and I want to get pregnant if I stop taking the birth control, will I have the same iron problem again? Should I take iron supplement pills?

If: If you are planning on becoming pregnant, you should start taking prenatal vitamins before you do become pregnant. The good news is that prenatal vitamins contain iron along with Folic Acid and calcium - all important for the health of your baby. You should also contact your doctor to discuss whether you need any additional supplementation since I don't know the severity of your iron deficiency. That being said, one of the reasons we start women on birth control pills for low iron is to stop the loss of iron from bleeding during menstruation. Since most women don't menstruate while pregnant, you won't have to worry about low iron from heavy periods. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more