If you’re ready to have a baby but are currently using the pill you may be asking yourself, “After I stop taking the Pill when will my body be ready to conceive?”.
Healthcare professionals usually recommend to stop taking the Pill two – three months before you want to try for a baby. In this time frame the synthetic hormones from the birth control pills will leave your system allowing your natural hormone cycle to resume. You may experience irregular periods. You may also want to use a condom or spermicide. Look into taking a folic acid supplement as it will prevent certain birth defects during the first few months of pregnancy.
So why wait? It’s quite simply because the irregularity of your period after stopping the Pill may cause some confusion. Many women won’t ovulate until a month or more after stopping the Pill and because they get used to the regularity of their periods while taking it, they might begin to question whether their period is late because they’re pregnant or because their period hasn’t gone back to normal yet. This confusion can lead to potential problems:
- You may become pregnant (if you ovulate quickly) and not be aware of it. Therefore you may still live your life like normal ie. drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, smoking, all of which can affect your unborn baby.
- It may not be clear when you conceived if you get pregnant in the first month or two making it difficult for your healthcare professional to correctly determine your due date.
- Having irregular periods after coming off your birth control may lead to constantly wondering if you’re pregnant. This can make time seemingly drag by for you and your partner, making you think you’ve been trying to conceive for months, when you’ve only just had your first ovulation after coming off the Pill.
What if you didn’t know you were pregnant and continued taking the Pill, will it hurt your baby? There is no conclusive evidence that exposure to the artificial hormones found in birth control pills will hurt an unborn child. However, it is generally advised that you stop use of the Pill and see your healthcare professional if you suspect that you may be pregnant.
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