A lot of women use oral contraception or birth control pills as a preferred method of contraception. When they decide to conceive they simply discontinue the consumption of the pills. Once the pills are stopped, the body’s natural processes are hampered. Hence, it takes longer time than usual to conceive. And the natural process is regained after the discontinuation of pills, the ovulation occurs within two to six weeks. But if it has been about eight weeks after discontinuation of the pill and still you didn’t get your period normally, then it is advisable to check with your doctor.
It is possible to conceive even before you get your period. Even though you have stopped taking the pills and ovulating regularly, which ideally means you have a high chance of getting pregnant every time you ovulate but there are no guarantees of getting pregnant right away. Even in the absence of any issues or complications, a healthy couple can take as long as a year to get pregnant.
The best way to deal with all the confusion surrounding conception post the pill is to consult the doctor. A pre-conceptional health visit is ideal if you’re looking to get pregnant. Your health practitioner will chart an ideal time to go off the pill and also help you be as healthy as possible.
Some women may get pregnant while they’re having the pill. On the other hand, some miss a single dose and therefore they conceive. Whereas, for some pregnancy happens immediately after they go off the pill. There are also women who take long to conceive because of their bodies take the time to adjust and regulate once the influx of hormones from the pills stop.
Tracking your ovulation cycle can be effective in case you’re planning to conceive. The easiest way to do this is to download apps that track when your next period is due. If you still don’t conceive despite tracking your ovulation and fertile days, then you can opt for slightly complex ways.
These include testing the basal body temperature or even use an ovulation prediction kit (OPK). The wait can be unnerving but it’s best to consult with your doctor to have a clear idea.