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Will my girlfriend get pregnant if she takes birth control?

Will my girlfriend get pregnant if she takes birth control?

Options vary: Birth control methods vary in effectiveness==see the chart http://www.Contraceptivetechnology.Org/table.Html sterilization (male and female), iuds, and implants are the most effective. Consistent use of a method is important for it to be as effective as it can be. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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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

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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 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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If you take a lower dose of birth control are you more likely to get pregnant?

If you take a lower dose of birth control are you more likely to get pregnant?

If taken regularly: Low dose pills are just as effective. I would recommend using the pill at the same time every day and I am glad u r conscientious. Good luck. ...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 come i (and probably some other women) get pregnant faster when they take birth control?

Stimulation: Sex responses are more rapid in individuals who have had a prolonged period of abstinence due to suppression. And the ovaries are being suppressed by the oral contraceptive and when that is stopped, the pituitary now starts to rapidly stimulate egg production. It doesn't necessarily work to get pregnant for all individuals, but anecdotally it works often enough to 'stimulate' this conversation. ...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