Family & Children HealthGet Pregnancy › Getting pregnant after the pill

Getting pregnant after the pill

If you've been on the Pill for a while and are worried about conceiving, Dr. Gill Lockwood, medical director at Midland Fertility Services, has some good advice.

Young women today often spend ten or 15 years on the oral contraceptive pill before they decide the time is right to stop taking it and have a baby. Although many women will fall pregnant immediately, for others it may take significantly longer. It may even take a while for them to restart their periods. They worry that the Pill may have reduced their fertility, while forgetting about the years of painless regular periods, and protection from pelvic infections and unwanted pregnancies.
They can be reassured that experts are agreed that 'There is no evidence that the Pill causes infertility'.

Menstrual influence
Most women who had regular periods before starting the Pill will find that regular ovular cycles return within six months of stopping it. Irregular cycles before the Pill may indicate PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), with the cyclic hormones in the Pill regularising cycles. Weight, health, stress and exercise can also influence a woman's pattern of menstruation, as the following stories illustrate.

Jenny's story
Jenny was 15 when she went on the Pill to control her irregular, painful periods, which were disrupting her social life and schoolwork. She also suffered from bad teenage acne, and the GP hoped an anti-androgen pill like Dianette would help her complexion.

At 25 she married Mark and they decided to try for a baby, so Jenny came off the Pill. Her periods didn't come back, she put on two stone in weight and her skin became greasy and spotty again.

Her GP explained that women with polycystic ovaries have a hormone imbalance, which causes irregular periods and weight gain. The increased levels of testosterone in their circulation can give them acne and excessive hair growth on the face and tummy.

Following a low-fat diet and regular exercise regime will help PCOS sufferers regain their proper weight and they can be helped to ovulate regularly with Clomid tablets or Gonadotrophin injections.

Jenny began exercising and lost some weight. Her periods remained a little irregular and unpredictable, but she conceived on their first wedding anniversary.

Article Source:http://ivillage.co.uk

Article By: Dr Gillian Lockwood

Comments On Getting pregnant after the pill0

Your Comment
Your Name
Your Email

Your Email will not be shown with your comment

Secret Number
25720

Please type the numbers shown above into the Secret Number box.

Most Popular Tags

getting pregnant after the pill

,

getting pregnant at 39

, getting pregnant after dianette, getting pregnant after pill with pcos, getting pregnant on the pill after 40, galileosolutions.co.uk,

chances of getting pregnant on the pill after 40

,

chances of getting pregnant over 40 on the pill

,

getting pregnant after a long time on the pill

,

pcos and getting pregnant and coming off pill

,

getting oregnst after the pill

,

stress acne getting pregnant while on the pill

,

conceiving after stopping the pill

,

getting pregnant after 40 and on the pill

,

greasy hair after coming off pill

,

pcos periods regular off pill

,

pcos and getting pregnant with the pill fast

,

likelihood of getting pregnant after the pill anti androgen

,

anyone got pregnant after stoppping the pill with pcos

,

chances of conceiving after stopping bcp in pcos

,

pcos after pill acne stopt

,

can a pcos sufferer get preg right after stopping the

,

womens stories about becoming pregnant just after stopping the pill

,

who got pregnant on the pill pcos

,

getting pegnant on the pill after 40

,

links:http://www.galileosolutions.co.uk

,

getting pregnant after pill at 40

,

getting pregnant after pill after 40

,

getting pregnant after 40 and stopping the pill

,

can you fall pregnant right after stop pill

,

pill for pregnant lady

,

how to get pregnant immediately after wedding?

,

getting pilling

,

how quick can you get pregnant after coming off the pill?

,

are there risks to conceiveing after getting off the pill

,

fat woman

,

getting pregnat after the pill

,

concieving after the pill

,

getting pregnant after the pills?

,

got pregnant at 39

,

lady pill

,

stories of conceiving after the pill

,

getting pregnany after the pill

,

conceiveing after the pill

,

stories of getting pregnant after the pill

,

will periods return after the pill with pcos

,

pregnant

,

getting pregnant over 40 with irregular periods

,

after the pill getting pregnant

,