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How long do you have to wait to take birth control pills after you have a baby?

How long do you have to wait to take birth control pills after you have a baby?

BCP's postpartum: It depends upon whether you're nursing or not. Usually women even if they aren't breastfeeding will not ovulate until at least 6 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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How long do I have to wait after taking rifampin to get pregnant?

How long do I have to wait after taking rifampin to get pregnant?

Maybe a week: The question is why are you on rifampin? The drug is eliminated relatively quickly (half of it gone every 5-6 hours), so should be gone in a few days - a week to be sure. If you have tb, you need to be cured before pregnancy preferably. If you have leprosy or brucellosis, cure would be really good, too. Otherwise, the drug itself should be gone within a week. ...Read more

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Nexplanon how long after its removed do you start to ovulate or have a period? I want to become preg do I need birth control to regulate first

Nexplanon how long after its removed do you start to ovulate or have a period? I want to become preg do I need birth control to regulate first

Within a month: The hormones from the nexplanon are usually out of your system within 1-2 weeks and your ovualatory pattern should resume and be similar to the pattern prior to the implant ...Read more

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How long do you usually have to take fertility pills to get pregnant?

How long do you usually have to take fertility pills to get pregnant?

Depends on age: A young woman will often conceive within 3-4 months of starting fertility pills. In older age groups it can take quite a bit longer. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to try and get pregnant after stoping your birth control pills?

How long should you wait to try and get pregnant after stoping your birth control pills?

Off BCP's: A good rule of thumb is to use a reversible form of contraception such as condoms for a few cycles to allow your uterine lining to get back to normal. It is not too early to get on a good prenatal vit for the folic acid. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after beginning birth control to have unprotected sex?

BC ?: If condoms you are fine immediately as it would be for an IUD. If the "pill", most suggest a month using a backup BC until the body adapts to the med. The brochure that comes with the pill may suggest it works sooner, but I wouldn't bet on it in all cases. When you post on this site it helps if you provide more information so we can focus the answer. ...Read more

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How long after starting birth control pills do I have to wait to have unprotected sex?

How long after starting birth control pills do I have to wait to have unprotected sex?

One month backyp: If you have not been on any form of contraception prior to the pill, start the pill at your next menstrual cycle and use a barrier method(condoms) of backup contraception for the first month to be safe. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after acutane to be able to get pregnant?

How long do you have to wait after acutane to be able to get pregnant?

1 month: Most of the medicine byproducts are gone after 10 days since last dose. But it's recommended to wait 30 days before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to get pregnant after l5s1 discectomy?

How long do you have to wait to get pregnant after l5s1 discectomy?

not a right answer: Are you asking, when can you have sex following surgery? This will vary by surgeon, so check with yours. I usually let patients resume activities if they are doing well at the first post-op visit, as long as they use their common sense. ...Read more

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How regularly/on time do you need to take birth control pills to be able to have unprotected sex and not get pregnant?

How regularly/on time do you need to take birth control pills to be able to have unprotected sex and not get pregnant?

Depends: Specific answer depends on: 1. What type of bcp you are on (progestin only pills are very unforgiving, and need to be taken around the exact time every day). 2. When you miss a bcp (missing the first pill of a new pack is worse than missing the last pill). Ideally, take your pill around the same time every day, but generally okay if take same day. Double up next day if miss a pill, use backup ...Read more

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How regularly/on time do you need to take birth control pills to be able to have unprotected sex and not get pregnant?

How regularly/on time do you need to take birth control pills to be able to have unprotected sex and not get pregnant?

Similar : You are protected against pregnancy if you take them within a hours of the same time but some women have breakthrough bleeding if they are more than an hour off. I recommend finding a good time for you and then setting an alarm in your phone to remind you every day. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you miss one pill of birth control how long you have to wait to have sex?

If you miss one pill of birth control how long you have to wait to have sex?

Birth control : First of all you should take your pill as soon as you rembered then go back to your routine and dont forget to take the pills regularly. There is never a safe answer. Wait a few days, take your plls and good luck ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait for unprotected sex after taking birth control?

How long do you have to wait for unprotected sex after taking birth control?

30 days: I generally recommend using a backup method of birth control for the first month when starting a new contraception. It is important to remember that pills, the ring, implanon, depoprovera, iuds, do not protect against stds. Therefore, using condoms all the time is best. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to get pregnant after having your uterus scraped?

How long do you have to wait to get pregnant after having your uterus scraped?

Probably 2 cycles: Hopefully. Your doctor told you that when he or she scraped your uterus. If not, call and ask. Scraping your uterus may mean a d and c or having to do with an abnormal pap. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after giving birth vaginally, to have sex again?

How long do I have to wait after giving birth vaginally, to have sex again?

Once in the mood and: If you are healthy, had a normal pregnancy, normal delivery , normal postpartum course and your lochia is minimal or negligible, there is no contraindication to "having sex" whenever you and your partner are in the mood. ...Read more

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How long after giving birth can you get pregnant? When should you test?

How long after giving birth can you get pregnant? When should you test?

PREGNANCY: You can ovulate as early as 25 days after delivery. You can also get pregnant before you have your first period. Do not let your first postpartum period be your indication that you can get pregnant, because you're fertile around the time you ovulate, and you ovulate before you get your period. To prevent pregnancy after you have your baby, you'll have to use birth control even if breast-feeding ...Read more

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How long do you have to take birth control to regulate periods?

How long do you have to take birth control to regulate periods?

Depends on problem: The answer depends on the individual and the underlying cause of irregular menstrual cycles. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause. Taking pills regulates the cycle but does not address the underlying problem. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait to get pregnant after a c-section?

How long do I need to wait to get pregnant after a c-section?

1 year.: After your child's first birthday is the earliest i would recommend trying to conceive again. Earlier attempts and pregnancies are at increased risk for adverse outcomes (preterm labor, uterine rupture, anemia etc). ...Read more

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After the 90 days of the birth control shot which is on September 7th 2015 how long do I wait to get pregnant?

After the 90 days of the birth control shot which is on September 7th 2015 how long do I wait to get pregnant?

4 to 6 weeks: Ovulation may not return spontaneously for up to 3 months with the return of your period. Once your first period occurs, go for it as that first ovulation is probably one that you may not want genetically. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to try and get pregnant after stoping your birth control pills?

Off BCP's: A good rule of thumb is to use a reversible form of contraception such as condoms for a few cycles to allow your uterine lining to get back to normal. It is not too early to get on a good prenatal vit for the folic acid. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be off birth control to get pregnant if you have been on it for 3 years?

How long do you have to be off birth control to get pregnant if you have  been on it for 3 years?

Depends which kind: Birth controll pills, patches and NuvaRing are out of your system in a few days. Fertility returns after an iud removal almost immediately. The depoprovera shot can take up to one year. ...Read more

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How long do you have to take birth control pills for the ovarian cyst to go away and get pregnant?

How long do you have to take birth control pills for the ovarian cyst to go away and get pregnant?

1-2 months: Bcps stop the functioning of the ovary as they become the source of hormones for the body. This allows the cyst to regress in 1-2 months. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How long does it taken to get pregnant after using birth control?

How long does it taken to get pregnant after using birth control?

Normal: Women can get pregnant immediately after stopping bcp. Thus you probably can get pregnant within a few months. You would need to consult with a fertility expert if you haven't conceived within 2 years. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get pregnant after stoping birth control?

How long will it take me to get pregnant after stoping birth control?

Depends: It depends on how fast your hormones recover from the dampening effect of the pills and the timing of your activities. I've known of some who got pregnant within 2 weeks of stopping her pills and others that took months. This is the reason we usually suggest other forms of contraception for 3 months after stopping before trying to conceive to ensure all of the bcp effects are out of your system. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get pregnant after stopping birth control?

How long does it usually take to get pregnant after stopping birth control?

Pregnancy: It depends on the birth control method used. For pills, patch, nuvaring, or iud, your cycles should resume within a month. For depoprovera or implanon, it may take 6-12 months for your cycles to become normal. Once your cycles are normal, most couples will conceive within 6-9 months. You can conceive on the first month! ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after taking a months worth of birth control?

How long does it take to get pregnant after taking a months worth of birth control?

Depends: You can get pregnant the 1st cycle off pills, but it takes 3 months for the depo-provera shot to get out of your system. ...Read more

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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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When is the best time to get pregnant out of a typical cycle? Also, how long should I be off birth control before i start to try?

Getting Pregnant: Generally you should be off the pill for about 2 months. When you are ovulating (releasing an egg from your ovary) is the time you can get pregnant. This occurs between days 10 - 18 in a regular cycle, but usually around day 14 in a 28 day cycle. I suggest you begin having intercourse every other day starting around 10 days following the onset of your period until day 20. Be relaxed and have fun! ...Read more

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Im 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 birth control for 7 years the shot the patch and last the ring . I got off in January . How long could it take to get pregnant ??

I was on birth control for 7 years the shot the patch and last the ring . I got off in January . How long could it take to get pregnant ??

Everyone: is different. Some women can get pregnant after a month, others will take much longer. If you're trying to get pregnant than talk to your OB/GYN about other things you should be doing to prepare yourself. ...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. Mark Ingerman
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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