You may be able to get pregnant within 1-3 months of stopping a combination pill -- meaning those that have estrogen and progestin. But most women can get pregnant within a year. One study even found that women who took the pill for more than 4 or 5 years were more fertile than those who used it for 2 years or less.
Can you get pregnant the week after stopping birth control?
Although your cycle might take time to normalize, its still possible to get pregnant during the first month after you stop the pill. If youre not looking to get pregnant right now, youll want to consider another birth control method to use after you stop the pill.
Why am I not ovulating after stopping the pill?
Once you stop taking the pill, the hormones are out of your body quickly, usually within a couple of days. When the hormones are gone your body needs to start again on its own to function. That mean it will start producing follicles again, which eventually lead you to ovulate.
What happens to your body when you come off the Pill?
Whether youve been taking the pill for ten years or ten days, clinical consultant Karin OSullivan from sexual health charity fpa tells me: The hormones clear from your body very quickly [when you come off], and your periods and fertility go back to normal - although whats normal for you might have changed since ...
What is it like coming off the Pill?
Stopping birth control: What to expect and management. When people stop using birth control, they may experience side effects, including irregular menstrual cycles, cramping, acne, and weight changes.