Find out everything you need to know about conceiving after birth control
You’ve been on birth control with the goal to prevent pregnancy. Well, now you’re ready to welcome a baby, so the birth control has got to go. You, like many women, probably have questions about conceiving after birth control. The Fertility Center of Las Vegas is here to help. The team at our Las Vegas fertility clinic is here to explain everything from what to expect and when to see a fertility specialist if you’re struggling to conceive.
What do you need to know about conceiving after birth control?
The first thing you need to know is when to stop using your birth control method. With most types of birth control, it’s possible to conceive within a month or two of stopping it. As a result, you shouldn’t remove all forms of birth control until you are truly ready to get pregnant.
If you want to stop your hormonal birth control, we recommend using another method like condoms until you’re ready for pregnancy.
Our Las Vegas fertility clinic team also wants you to know how long it typically takes to conceive after stopping different birth control methods.
With combination birth control pills, or ones that contain estrogen and progestin, most women will conceive within a year. However, some women get pregnant within one to three months. This is also true of the birth control patch and ring. Women taking the progestin-only pill can get pregnant as soon as a few weeks after stopping the pill. This is also true of the birth control patch and ring.
What about other forms of birth control? Injectable contraceptives contain higher doses of hormones and stay in the body longer. As a result, it can take six to nine months or longer to conceive after birth control. Fertility typically returns within a week or so of removing a hormonal or copper IUD. Finally, when you stop using barrier birth control methods like condoms, it’s possible to get pregnant the next time you have unprotected sex.
When should you see a fertility specialist?
It’s important to note that just because it’s possible to get pregnant within a few weeks or months of stopping birth control, that doesn’t mean it will happen. In fact, you don’t need to worry if conceiving after birth control takes a little bit longer for you.
However, you should consider seeing a fertility specialist if you haven’t been able to conceive after a year of having unprotected sex. If you are at least 35, you should make this appointment after trying to welcome a baby for six months. Our team has the knowledge, experience and skill to help you identify and overcome barriers to pregnancy. Contact our Las Vegas fertility clinic to schedule an appointment and learn more.