How Long can I Get Pregnant after Stopping Birth Control?

How Long can I Get Pregnant after Stopping Birth Control?

The length of time that it takes for a woman to conceive after she stops taking birth control can vary depending on the specific type of birth control that she is taking. For the most part, women who rely on ‘the pill’ will find that they must take it on a daily basis in order to avoid pregnancy. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

This means that within a day or two of being off birth control, they will be able to conceive. Since sperm can live in the body for a couple of days, having intercourse as soon as you stop taking your pill can mean that you become pregnant due to this intercourse. If you want to improve your chance of conceiving a girl, then you would want to have intercourse a few days before ovulation as girl sperm are heartier and live longer than girls. If you want to increase your chance of conceiving a boy, then have intercourse on the day of ovulation only as boy sperm are fast but don’t live long.

However, there are other birth control options that stay in the system for a longer period of time. This could mean that it takes several months before a woman is able to conceive. It won’t be until her ovulation cycle returns that she is able to become pregnant. In these situations, it is best to track your ovulation cycle so that you know when you are ready to conceive.

It is also best to talk to your doctor when you are thinking about becoming pregnant. Your doctor will be able to let you how long you should expect to wait before your ovulation cycle returns. If it doesn’t return, you may need medication to help encourage it to become regular again.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).