Long use of birth control and pregnancy
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jenniferg

I have been on birth control for about 18 years. I was just wondering if anybody knows if it will take longer to conceive and will the chances of my child having health issues be more?

 

liz

After being on the pill so long it most likely will take longer for your body to return to normal and probably longer to conceive. Normally it takes a few months to return to normal, but there's really no way to be sure. I don't think there's any risk of the baby having any health issues, but that's a good question for your doctor. I'd like to recommend a good read: Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Dr. Toni Weschler. It's about the FAM method and could help you conceive. It can also be used as a natural method of birth control.

 

tulos

I was on the pill for about 4 months then stopped for 9 months now. I am trying to conceive but after stopping the pills, I have started having premenstrual symptoms which i never had before the pills. My periods for the past 9 months would come after 32-39 days which I normally have 28-30 days. I know I did not take it long but so many changes after taking it for a very short time. Can I even get pregnant?

 

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