Via MD Health
There’s a general consensus among the TTC universe that women need to give their bodies a break from birth control before they begin trying to have a baby. From your great grandmother to online forums, many women have passed down the belief that a woman’s body needs time to return to its “natural state” after months or years of being on birth control.
Well, we have some good news AND bad news! The good news is that these assumptions are false, and your body does not need much time to retreat from birth- control hormones. The bad news is that your fertility guru has been debunked! Read on to learn how and why.
How soon can I get pregnant after taking birth control?
Internist Alexandra Sowa, M.D., confirms that you can get pregnant almost immediately post birth control, “The most important thing to know about stopping oral contraceptives is that ovulation can return immediately. The synthetic hormones leave your system in a few days, so you can get pregnant the first month off the pill”.
She also urges women to keep in mind that everyone’s body is different, and it can take a while for your menstrual cycle to return to normal. However, the duration a woman has taken birth control does not determine how long it will take for her period to return.
What are the odds?
Ava Women reports a study that, “70% of women started ovulating on their first cycle after stopping the Pill. Three cycles later, 98% had ovulated.”
Another study found that pregnancy rates one year after being off the pill were identical to “one-year pregnancy rates after stopping barrier methods or no contraceptive use”. In conclusion, the average time it took women to get pregnant after getting off the pill was 2.5 to 3 cycles.
Is there anything else I can do to help me get pregnant after taking the pill?
Absolutely! The moment you stop taking birth control pills, we recommend trying PregPrep Complete Conception. It contains essential vitamins a woman needs in an easy to use one-month kit, including VitaPrep and FertilPrep. VitaPrep is a streamlined preconception vitamin that provides folic acid, a must-have vitamin that may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal defect.
FertilPrep’s primary ingredient is NAC (N-acetyl Cysteine), a natural mucolytic + antioxidant that thins cervical mucus, which may allow easier transport of sperm to egg. Since some birth control causes your cervical mucus to thicken and block sperm, FertilPrep is an effective way to ensure sperm has a less challenging journey.