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Getting Pregnant after Being on Birth Control

Getting Pregnant after Being on Birth Control

Birth control methods prevent pregnancy thus making it easy for the couples to plan pregnancy. Getting pregnant after being on birth control methods is not easy as it needs some time for the body to adjust to the change in hormonal levels. After birth control methods are stopped it may take sometime for the body to get back into the fertile state. Couples trying to conceive soon after being on birth control may experience temporary infertility so patience is the key to getting pregnant. Read on to know more.

Couples resort to various birth control measures when they are not prepared for pregnancy. Once they decide to get pregnant, it is often found that they face a lot of problems while conceiving. This is because they lack the necessary knowledge regarding the measures they should take for a successful conception. 

What Does Birth Control Do?

First of all it is very important to understand that birth control methods affect your fertility and reproductive system. It conditions your body in a manner that is rendered unable to conceive for a temporary period. Once you decide to get pregnant, you must allow your body to bounce back to its natural fertile state and this requires some time and a bit of simple effort on your part.

The first noticeable change that you can observe in your system is your period dates. The restoration of your usual menstrual cycle might take a few days to a couple of months. The effectiveness of the birth control methods that are in the category of pills, hormonal shots and the likes basically act on the pituitary gland at the outset. So once you have stopped taking the birth control pills, etc, the pituitary organ communicates the change of state to the reproductive organ thereby signaling it to recommence their functions.

Here Are a Few Steps That you Need to Follow While Getting Pregnant after Being on Birth Control:

Stop the Pills

It is obvious that you must discontinue your pills once you decide to get pregnant. This will allow your body to resume its reproduction functioning and the natural hormonal balance gradually gets reestablished. This should be the first step and done immediately. The more you wait, the more you risk the time that your body will take to resume its fertility status.

Generate Intimacy Between Yourselves

You should be comfortable and enjoy the moment when you are intimate with your partner. There have been several studies that have concluded that when couples have intercourse right after the menstrual period of the woman is over; there are the maximum chances that the woman would get pregnant. This is the case when she has her periods following the discontinuation of her pills. The condition is explained by the fact that the two to three days following the menstrual period, the woman happens to be in her most fertile state.

Remove IUD

If you have been using IUDs as a birth control measure make it a point that you remove them the moment you decide to get pregnant. This naturally requires a visit to the clinic as the removal is necessary for successful conception and fertilization of the ovum. An important to remember here is that your body will require at least a few weeks to adapt to the changes that have taken place. Therefore, be prepared to give it the necessary time to resume the normal reproductive functions.

It is also important that you are in regular touch with your healthcare provider. The doctors can appropriately advise you on what should the expected time that you are likely to conceive after the removal of IUDs and the discontinuation of other birth control methods. They also offer you certain vital tips that will enhance your chances of a successful conception.

Take Note of Your Regular Lifestyle and Do not Lose Patience

It is very important to take care of your regular activities. You need to have a balanced diet that would fulfill your body’s requirement of essential nutrients. You should also note that you have the ideal weight that is, avoid being both overweight and underweight as they disrupt the hormonal balances and hinders conception. Further it ill-prepares the body for the challenge of pregnancy. 

Finally, you are required to observe patience. Understand that you need to anyway give the body a certain minimum time in order to get back into its fertile state and this period might vary from person to person.

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Hetal.7 years ago
Very informative article! Planning a pregnancy after being on birth control surely takes time. This article helps to understand the reason behind the delay in conceiving after being on birth control.
Mainavati.7 years ago
Getting pregnant after being on birth control is difficult. It needs some time before getting success. Once the birth control methods are stopped, the body needs some time to restore the balance. after the balance is restored, it is possible to get pregnant.
Geeta.7 years ago
I didn't want to get pregnant so I have been on birth control pills quite a time now. I want to get pregnant now. I have stopped taking birth control pills still i am not able to conceive.
Geeta.7 years ago
I didn't want to get pregnant so I have been on birth control quite a time now. I want to get pregnant now. I have stopped taking birth control pills still i am not able to conceive.
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