If you are trying to get pregnant, it is not enough to stop taking birth control pills. You have to be patient and to wait because the miracle doesn’t happen over night. Conceiving means hard work, so you don’t have to buy a pregnancy test every month. Find out how long you have to wait and which are the best days to conceive.
Stop the birth control method
Stopping to use birth control
If you use a birth control method, you should talk to your doctor in order to determine when it is an appropriate time to get pregnant after stopping them. Usually, a doctor would recommend you to wait at least two complete menstrual cycles before you try to conceive a child. Track your ovulation to know when you are fertile. Ovulation may return to normal in two weeks after you have stopped the birth control pills. If you use the birth control shot with progesterone, you can try to conceive immediately after stopping it.
If you have a 28-day menstrual cycle, you will probably ovulate on the 14th day of the cycle. If you have a longer cycle, of 35 days, you will ovulate on the 21st day of the cycle. Usually, menstruation occurs 14 days after ovulation, if the egg is not fertilised. Best days to conceive The seminal fluid lives two to three days inside a woman's body, while an egg lives only one to two days. If you are lucky, you can get pregnant even on the 16th or 17th day of the menstrual cycle. If you track ovulation for a few months in a row and you will draw your own ovulation chart, you will see that it is easy to determine the days you are fertile. Usually, there are five or six fertile days a month. Changes that occur during ovulation The best way to determine your days with maximum fertility is to be aware of the changes of your body and learn to recognise the signs of ovulation. - Cervical mucus increases in volume and changes texture. If it becomes thick, it means that you have reached the most fertile days. - Basal temperature is the sign that confirms ovulation and your fertile days, as temperature rises after ovulation occurs. - Some women feel that ovulation occurs by a slight discomfort or pain which lasts from a few minutes to several hours. Buy an ovulation kit, chart your signs every month and determine your fertile period. This is extremely useful for planning a pregnancy.