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Does stopping the birth control pill make pregnancy more likely?

Does stopping the birth control pill make pregnancy more likely?

Stopping BCP: Yes. Once you stop birth control, especially if not on the sugar pill week, you can ovulate rapidly and are at risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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If my boyfriend came inside of me a few minutes before I have to take my birth control pill can I get pregnant?

Possible : If you were just a few minute late it will not make a difference. Bcp's are not bullet proof. Suggest getting tested for std's and can do pregnancy test at the same time. If ever in doubt, consider emergency contraception or plan b. ...Read more

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What are the chances of becoming pregnant while taking the birth control pill and st john's wort at the same time?

What are the chances of becoming pregnant while taking the birth control pill and st john's wort at the same time?

I think: The st johns wort does not have much effect on pregnancy but this is where a web search might help you. Bcps are effective but only about 92%-95% so some people will still get pregnant on bcp. ...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. Jeffrey Wint
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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