Getting Pregnant After the Pill – How Long Does It Take?

If you have been taking birth control pills and now want to have a baby then you are probably wondering how long after taking the pill will you get pregnant? While the pill itself will not affect your fertility, you might expect that getting pregnant will take a little longer after stopping it.

Usually nearly 90% of all women will become pregnant within a year of stopping the pill. That’s about on par with most other couples looking to conceive who have used other forms of birth control.

Of course, it might happen at any time. You could get pregnant the first month after quitting your birth control or find that it takes closer to six months. It really depends on your body and your how soon your monthly cycle returns to normal.

Getting Pregnant After the Pill
Getting Pregnant After the Pill

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What are the Chances of Getting Pregnant on Birth Control?

The chances of getting pregnant on birth control, if you take it correctly, are actually pretty low.

Women have been taking the pill as birth control since the 60′s to help prevent unplanned pregnancies, and while birth control pills are effective at preventing pregnancy in 99% of all cases, there have been rare occurrences where some women have gotten pregnant.

Forget a day or two?

Usually it’s because the she has forgotten to take the pills on one or more days, or even taken it much later in the day that usual. This can be easy to do especially with today’s busy lifestyles. To be effective birth control needs to be taken at the same time every day. Miss a day and you are at a higher risk of conceiving if you are sexually active.

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Getting Pregnant on Birth Control

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Getting Pregnant on your Period – Is It Really Possible?

If you have been wondering (or worrying) over your chances of getting pregnant on your period then you’ll probably be relieved to know that it’s probably unlikely to happen. The reason is that ovulation usually occurs around fourteen days after the start of your period (give or take a few days) and it’s only at that time where it’s possible to get pregnant.

Ovulation is when your body releases an egg ready to be fertilized by the sperm. If there is no egg, there is no chance of conceiving a baby. Your period, or menstruation, is when the body shed’s the uterine lining that has been built up in case you do conceive. If you have your period it means that you are not pregnant.

Of course having said that, there have been rare cases when a women has actually gotten pregnant while on her period – but remember these cases are very rare and the probability of it happening to you is quite low.

Getting Pregnant on your Period
Getting Pregnant on your Period

The only way it would be a possibility is if you either ovulate extremely early in your cycle, or that you have a period that lasts close to fourteen days instead of the usually 5 or 6.

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Getting Pregnant with PCOS – Yes You Can!

If you have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) then you’ll know that getting pregnant can prove more challenging than for women without it. It can affect your fertility by a number of ways including over mature eggs (due to extended cycles), miscarriages, hormone imbalances and sometimes blockages.

But don’t despair because the good news is that most women with PCOS can and will get pregnant and go on to have happy healthy babies. This article will go over some of the treatment methods that you can try to improve your fertility and chances of having a baby.

Getting Pregnant with PCOS
Getting Pregnant with PCOS

The main criteria as to whether you’ll be able to get pregnant or not is whether you ovulate. It doesn’t matter if you ovulate irregularly, late or even skip months. As long as your body is releasing an egg it’s possible to conceive.

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