How to Get Pregnant After the Pill and Other Birth Control






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We are lucky to live in a time where there are so many different birth control options available to women. Just a few short years ago, many of these options were not available or accessible to women. Now, there are a plethora of birth control options to choose from depending on what women need. However, many women worry about what will happen after they are finished using birth control and are ready to get pregnant. Read on for more info on getting pregnant after the pill and other birth control methods.

1. Getting Pregnant After The Pill

If you are trying to get pregnant after taking the pill, there is no need to worry. Since the pill is something that has to be taken every day to be effective, it also means that it leaves your system very quickly. Most women find that after stopping the birth control pill, all of the pills hormones have left the body within a week or even sooner.

the-pill-is-something-that-has-to-be-taken-every-day-to-be-effective-it-also-means-that-it-leaves-your-system-very-quickly This is why some women get pregnant when they forget to take just one or two birth control pills. Also, most women find that their cycles sometimes take a month or two to regulate and return to normal after stopping the birth control pill, but most women who go off the pill conceive quickly within a few months.

2. Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera

The Depo Provera shot is a form of birth control that is given by injection 4 times per year, every three months. It provides women with a long term form of birth control that they do not have to worry about very often. It is a great choice for many women. However, one negative aspect of the Depo Provera shot is that the hormones from the shot are designed to stay in the body for quite a while, even after stopping the shot.

depo-provera-provides-women-with-a-long-term-form-of-birth-control-that-they-do-not-have-to-worry-about-very-oftenMost women find that their periods return to normal and their ovulation cycles regulate within six months of stopping the Depo Provera shot, but many women find that it takes a year or two to get pregnant after stopping the Depo Provera shot.

3. Getting Pregnant After IUD

An IUD is a long term form of birth control. It is a small, “T” shaped device that is inserted into the uterus by a doctor and it can prevent pregnancy for up to five years. The great thing about IUDs is that once they are removed, a woman’s fertility returns to normal, usually very quickly. Most women find that their cycles return to normal just a few months after having their IUD removed. It is very rare for women to have trouble conceiving after an IUD, which makes it a great choice for women who wish to have children, although not at the current time.


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Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.