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When you stop taking birth control after taking it for a year will it affect your pregnancy in the long run?

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Answered 2015-07-17 17:40:04

I do not believe this is true. For some people it can be harder to get pregnant at first. It can take a few months for the pill to "get out of your system." But that isn't true for eveyrone. I personally know a girl that got pregnant one day after she stopped taking the pill. This is something you should call a doctor and get more information on. But I was on the pill for about 3 years and I have a perfectly healthy baby boy who is now 2.

I have actually been told & read that women who have taken the pill for a long period of time - generally have a better chance of getting pregnant sooner - after coming off the pill. Most doctors don't even say you need to wait to try.

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