by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN ……………………………..
You stopped the pill 3 months ago. You’re acting like newlyweds on your honeymoon, and yet your period came again – right on time! Ugh – you start to wonder if you are ever going to get pregnant?!?
Ever since we became sexually active, it has been drilled into our brains that the moment we stop birth control, we’ll get pregnant. Everyone has heard about the teenager who had sex once and got pregnant. Well, it’s not always that fast. For some women, conception happens the first month but for others it takes time. The chance of getting pregnant at age 30 is approximately 20% each month. If you are having regular periods, it is very normal to take up to 6 months to conceive. My advice is to start a prenatal vitamin, start tracking your periods and enjoy the next six months. If after 6 months of trying you are not pregnant or if your periods are irregular please make an appointment with us to discuss further options. Until then, put away the ovulation sticks, go on a vacation and have some fun!
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