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of time it takes for a woman's full fertility to return after stopping birth
control varies for each woman and depends on the birth control method she is
using. Your ability to get pregnant gradually decreases as you age, starting at
age 25. Poor health and irregular periods may also decrease your fertility.
After you stop any form of birth control, you may have a more difficult time
getting pregnant simply because you are older than when you started using birth
If you get pregnant shortly after stopping the Pill,
don't worry. Using oral contraception just before a pregnancy doesn't increase
the risks of miscarriage or fetal problems.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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