Unlike men, women have a wide array of options to choose from when it comes to contraceptives. I mean, the list is long and a woman settles on one based on preference, period they intend not to conceive as well as side effects.
If you are looking for a birth control method, you can decide to go for oral contraceptives, Depo-vera, Intra uterine Device (IUDs), the diaphragm, the implant, and of cause the widely popular condoms.
The choice of the contraceptives to use varies from woman to woman. There are those who prefer the oral contraceptives over the shots. This is because the Depo-vera works by continuously sending hormones to your body over a period of time. It takes about 9 to 12 months for the hormones to get out of your body. It is not considered a good option for women who want to get pregnant as soon as they get off the pill.
That said, most women use the pill as their preferred mode of contraception. The reason for their preference for the pill vary from one woman to the other. Once they decide to get pregnant, they get off the pill. Most of the women are concerned about how much time they would have to wait before they become pregnant.
The work of the pill generally is to prevent ovulation. It works by suppressing the hormones that help in releasing the egg from the ovary. So, how long does it take to get pregnant after getting off the pill?
The minute you stop taking the pill, the hormones react and cease to work after a couple of days. As soon as the hormones are out of your system, the body needs time to resume its normal functions. It might take some time before you are able to ovulate again.
For some women, it might take couple of weeks but for some, it could take months. Generally, the body takes about 2 to 3 months before it gets back to normal. As soon as you start to ovulate the chances of getting pregnant increase rapidly.
For a woman to get pregnant, all the factors have to be in place. She has to be able to ovulate and release the egg. The sperm has to be ready to fertilize the egg. After the egg has been fertilized, it moves to the uterus where it attaches itself on the lining of the uterus.
When a woman is on birth control pills, she is not able to ovulate. Pregnancy is determined by ovulation first before other factors come in play. The pill controls ovulation by adjusting the hormonal levels of both the progesterone and estrogen. Once the pill is out of the system the hormone levels become stable.
To sum it up, there is no known evidence to suggest that if you use the pill for a longer time you reduce your chances of getting pregnant. Many doctors agree that the choice of contraceptive determines how long you can stay without ovulating. Whether you use for six months or ten years the process is pretty much the same.
Your body has to resume ovulating as soon as possible. The faster it does, the better. Most doctors recommend you stay for a few months before you start trying to get pregnant. This will help your body relax and adjust back to the normal hormonal levels.