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Can I Get Pregnant After The Pill?

Updated on May 8, 2011

Is it just me? Or are there babies everywhere?

Waiting for the stork to drop of your little bundle of joy is one of the most trying times in a woman's life. Unless you have been in that situation, few people can understand what a roller coaster of emotions women ride when trying to get pregnant - the excitement and hope each month followed by the heart shattering despair.

So you're trying to get pregnant? Is it just me has EVERYBODY ELSE got babies? Seems like that doesn't it? Everywhere you turn, Mum's are pushing pram's or carrying babies or yelling at their toddler's and you begin to wonder why? Why can't I get pregnant?

So is it posible to get pregnant after the pill? And more importantly, I know what you're thinking... HOW do I get pregnant after using the pill?

Can I get pregnant after the Pill?

Yes, yes it absolutely is possible to get pregnant after using the pill, sometimes for years or even decades at a time.

One of the beautiful things about the pill is the speed in which the effects are reversible. While you won't get pregnant the very night you stop taking the pill, you should begun to ovulate within four to six weeks after ceasing treatment.

It is indeed possible to fall pregnant before that time. Once upon a time it was believed that you should wait 2-3 menstual cycles before conceiving because it was thought that if you got pregnant right away you were at a higher risk of having a miscarriage.

You will be happy to know that this is not the case and that no studies have found a link between the two.

Which means that you can get started straight away....yaaayyyy!! =)


The limited window of conception...

What so many of us fail to realize, is that there is only a short window of time each month in which to fall pregnant. Need are fresher course??

Then you've come to the right place!!

So, the first thing we need is that donation of sperm =)

Depending on our partner, sperm is viable for one to four days after being "donated"(!) So, it is important to make sure that it is "donated" at the right time. How do you know when it's the right time? Every woman, every cycle is different but, it is half way to between one cycle and the next. There is a very slight rise in body temperature during ovulation (you can purchase specially made thermometers for this purpose) and a fluctuation in hormones (you can also by ovulation kits that measure this).

But there's no need to be weeing on a stick and taking your temperature each morning if you understand the science.

Let's learn a little bit more about your partners little swimmers. Gender is determined on which little swimmer makes it there first - the X chromozone of the Y chromozone Boy chromazones are faster swimmers. Girl chromozones can tolerate the fatal acids found along the way.

Working out when you're ovulating...

Getting pregnant after the pill, it's hard to determine you're ovulation cycle, at least at first. After a few cycles you will have a more predictable cycle and find it easier. Let's say, for instance that your cycle last 28 days (counting from the FIRST day of your period) it will take about two weeks before your body releases the hormones that matures an ova and releases it.

It then swims down the fallopian tubes to your uterus over the following days. The ova will spend a few days there waiting for her partner but if none is found, the uterus will flush itself out and begin the cycle all over again.

If your cycle is shorter than 28 days then you will ovulate earlier than two weeks. If your cycle is longer than 28 days, you ovulate later.

Easy right?

So why is it so hard?


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