It is easier to think that when a woman puts a halt on her contraceptives, she will get pregnant when she had sex with her partner. But the truth is far from this theory since a woman’s body will need enough time to recover from the hormonal treatments or implants that she used. Unless she used barrier methods such as condom or IUD, which has no direct effect on her hormones, she is sure to get pregnant faster.
For some women who used medications or hormone treatments, getting pregnant after birth control can be more difficult. Using medications such as hormonal pills, patches or shots, the chemicals in these contraceptives affect the release of a woman’s egg cell into her fallopian tube. The contraceptives use the body’s hormones and at the same time disrupt the natural flow in the reproductive system.
If we are talking about a few years of use, it will take months to years of recovery in order for her reproductive system to neutralize. The recovery time depends on each and every woman, and the number of months or years she used birth control. Some women can get pregnant easily even after using birth control methods, but some would have to wait for a long time until their reproductive systems have undergone full recovery and neutralization.
Factors that can help a woman increase her chances of getting pregnant after birth control:
As mentioned earlier, time is necessary for recovery and neutralization of a woman’s reproductive system as well as her entire body. In terms of pregnancy methods, it is a good way to start with natural methods such as timing your intercourse when the woman’s is fertile and when her basal body temperature is up.
These two methods are not clear-cut for every woman or couple, but trying them after using contraceptives may help improve your chances. It is always advisable to try to get pregnant during fertile days since the chances are higher. With basal body temperature technique, it is a bit tricky especially for couples who do not know the proper monitoring of the woman’s temperature.
(2) Proper nutrition
It may be unfair to just advice the woman to eat the right foods and practice healthy lifestyle. It is always two-way. For this purpose, a woman who just withdrawn from using contraceptives, it is always advisable to know which foods and supplements to take in order to increase her chances of getting pregnant after birth control use.
It is advisable for a woman who wants to get pregnant to eat more foods that are high in folic acid and this is often found in fruits, leafy greens, cereals, breads, rice, pasta and whole grains. Prenatal vitamins such as Vitamins B12, D, C, calcium, iron and zinc help increase the possibilities of pregnancy.
(3) Staying stress-free
Knowing that the odds are a bit challenging, getting pregnant after birth control brings along another challenge for a couple and not just for a woman. It has been said that stress can pose an impact on couples who are trying to conceive, and taking this notion onto the next level when you are recovering from contraceptives is even more stressful and problematic.
But think about those couples who have had children even after using birth control methods. It is not impossible. It may pose challenges along the way, but it is doable, unless there is really a problem with the reproductive system.
With this, you need to think positive and to also seek advice from your OB-GYN. If you feel the need to relax for a while, then do it with your partner. Time is needed to prepare your body and to recover, but it is also important that you relax your mind and emotions to lessen your stress.