How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control?

How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control?

Getting Pregnant After Birth Control

After you have been on birth control and you decide that it is time to have a baby, it can be difficult to know just how long it will take to get pregnant. You may be asking yourself how to get pregnant? Does birth control affect your fertility after you stop using it?  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How long does it usually take to get pregnant after going off of birth control? Is there anything that you can do to speed up the process? Keep reading for everything you need to know about fertility and trying to conceive after birth control.

Fertility After Condoms

If you use condoms as your sole form of birth control, trying to conceive should be pretty easy. All you have to do is just stop using the condoms! Of course, if there are any underlying fertility issues that you or your partner have, those might stand in your way of getting pregnant.

Usually, however, it is very easy for couples to get pregnant after they stop using condoms. Some couples even (accidentally!) get pregnant WHILE they are using condoms, so it is easy to see that this form of birth control has no long lasting effects on fertility.

Fertility After Birth Control Pills

After you stop taking birth control pills, it depends on how long it takes for the medication to get out of your system, to determine when you will start ovulating again. Some women can even begin to ovulate as quickly as two weeks after stopping birth control pills. Some women’s bodies just work more quickly than others. This is why some women can get pregnant when they forget to take a single birth control pill.

The average amount of time that it takes for ovulation to return to normal after going off of the birth control pill is three to four months, although some women take longer. However, there is no evidence that birth control pills make it any harder for women to conceive once they stop using them.

Fertility After Depo Provera

It has been proven that it takes longer to get pregnant after going off of the Depo Provera birth control shot than any other form of birth control. This is because the Depo Provera shot is designed to be a long term method of birth control.

The hormones that are in Depo Provera take a long time to completely flush themselves out of the body. Some women may take up to one year before they have normal periods again after stopping Depo Provera. It is even possible for it to take up to two years before getting pregnant after stopping the Depo Provera shot.

Getting Pregnant After Mirena

The Mirena IUD is designed to also be a long lasting form of birth control. Mirena causes cervical mucus to become very thick, which can make it hard for sperm to swim and survive inside of a woman’s body. Mirena also makes a woman’s uterine lining very thin, so it will take a while for that uterine lining to build back up after a woman gets her IUD removed.

Most women say that their cycles return fairly quickly after having their Mirena IUD removed, since it doesn’t take long for the hormones to be flushed out of a woman’s system. It is common for a woman to have irregular cycles after having her IUD removed, but for the most part, they should return to normal fairly quickly.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).