I am 22, and I have been taking oral contraceptives since I was 15. I have had PCOS, and still have, also PID as well as IBS. Aside from the physical ailments, I have been told that after taking birth control pills after so long I can possibly become infertile? I have not used it in a few months, and have been having intercourse with my boyfriend.. and I have yet to get pregnant. Is this just a myth?
The pill doesnt make you infertile. That is a myth. Timing is what is important in becoming pregnant. It seems to be easier to get pregnant when you dont want to than it is when you do. It took me almost a year of using nothing to get pregnant with my first and about 6 months for the second. With both of my kids, they werent really planned but we werent really NOT trying either! With my second pregnancy, I had gone to get on birth control and I had the pills in hand, waiting for my period to start but it was too late-I was already pregnant. If you can figure out when you ovulate, it will help you. You may not be ovulating yet if you have only been off the pill a few months after being on them for years. They usually recommend that you wait 6 months after stopping the pill to start trying to get pregnant. This way the hormones are out of your body and you are cycling naturally again. Some women are so very fertile they get pregnant very easily but for the average woman, it takes a bit more time. There is really only a 3-4 day window each month where you can get pregnant-right at ovulation time. Just keep trying, relax and try not to be stressed about it and it will happen.
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