When Should I Stop Taking Pills to Get Pregnant?

When Should I Stop Taking the Pill if I Want to Get Pregnant?

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When you are trying to avoid becoming pregnant, taking birth control can be one of the most effective manners to do so. In fact, it is typically 99.9% effective when taken appropriately. However, when you are ready to become pregnant after taking the pill, you will need to learn a little more about it in order to know when the best time to stop taking it is. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How Does the Pill Work?

As before mentioned, the pill is an effective way to prevent pregnancy. For the most part, it usually works to keep a woman from ovulating. When this happens, she will not be able to become pregnant because her body will not release an egg.

Some pills also affect other portions of the reproductive system. For example, some make it harder for an embryo to attach because it affects the way the uterine lining develops. Other pills affect the follicles or the health of the eggs themselves in addition to this.

Why Does this Matter?

When you are trying to conceive, the way your birth control pill affects your body is important to the entire process. When the pill simply prevents you from ovulating, you can usually begin ovulating again simply by stopping the pill. However, when other factors are in play, you may need a longer amount of time before you are ready to conceive.

The best way to determine when you should stop taking the pill is to learn more about the specific brand you are taking. This can help you determine how your body is reacting to it and what you need to do after you stop taking the pill.

Other things to Consider

Before you stop taking the pill in order to become pregnant, there are some additional things you will want to consider. For starters, it is always best to make sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin long before you are ready to become pregnant. Doing so can help make sure your baby gets all the important nutrient it needs in the first few weeks after you become pregnant.

When you are saying to yourself, “I want to get pregnant,” then it’s time to make some lifestyle choices. Also, you will want to consider making some changes to your lifestyle. For example, losing weight, maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding cigarettes and alcohol are all things you can do to help increase your chances of becoming pregnant quickly. These affect the body negatively and have actually been shown to make it harder for a woman to conceive.

The best option for you to consider when you are trying to become pregnant is to schedule a preconception appointment with your doctor. Here, you will be able to discuss your plans with your doctor, discuss your overall health and determine the best time to stop taking the pill. With this information, you will be better prepared to become pregnant in a healthy manner.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.