Going off birth control and conceiving

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Going off birth control and conceiving

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Many people ask whether or not they have to wait after taking birth control in order to get pregnant. To be honest with you, you don’t have to wait at all. A lot of people actually will get pregnant right after stopping the birth control. In fact, a lot of people get pregnant while still on the birth control and all the babies turn out okay. For people, however, who take birth control for a long time, say 8 to 10 years or so, especially the pill, or the ring, or any kind of other hormonal suppression, there may be a delay as far as the return of fertility for about 3 or 4 months or so. So when people are taking the birth control pill for 8 to 10 years, you may not get pregnant until 4 or 5 months later. If you take the birth control pill for only 2 years or so, then you might be able to get pregnant immediately.
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Anthony Chin, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Anthony Chin was born in Hollywood, CA and raised in Santa Monica, CA.  He was educated at UCLA and graduated with a BS in Molecular Biology.  Dr. Chin attended medical school at UCLA and finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and published in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Chin is the  recipient of several research, patient satisfaction and teaching awards, and continues to be involved with the teaching of medical students and resident physicians.  He is happily married and has a three month old daughter named Alaia Rose. 

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