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Tips on Trying To Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control

Tips on Trying To Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control 

When a couple begins trying to get pregnant, the first step is going off birth control.  Couples often think this is the only thing that they will need to do in order to start their family.  Truth is, if a couple has been using hormonal birth control, it can take some time to get out of a woman’s system.  Using the tips below can help you get pregnant faster after you’ve stopped taking birth control.  

Timing

There is a small window of time, as little as 24 hours, when a woman is actually fertile and able to become pregnant.  For women with regular, 28 day cycles, ovulation typically occurs around dshutterstock_106909826ay 14.  For women with irregular cycles or cycles of varying lengths, that day can be different.  The best way to time intercourse while trying to get pregnant is to track and monitor ovulation. 

Ovulation can be tracked by using a basal body thermometer or ovulation testers.  Once you have an indication that you are ovulating, you can time intercourse to intercede with that time frame.  Unlike eggs that can only survive for 24 hours after being released, a man’s sperm can survive for days in a woman’s body.  Therefore, the best time to have intercourse to achieve pregnancy is in the days leading to ovulation.

Your Health

The overall health of both partners plays a large role in how soon you are able to start your family.  Both partners should work to eliminate stress, exercise regularly and eat well balanced meals.  Additionally, it is important to get adequate rest and to drink water regularly.   Research has shown that obesity and stress can both negatively affect both a person’s overall and reproductive health.  See your doctor for an annual physical to ensure that your body is in optimal condition.

Do you feel as though your efforts while trying to get pregnant have been unsuccessful or are taking longer than they should?  The fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center can help. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You. 

 

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