Pregnant: Giving up birth control
might have tried various methods of contraception in order
to prevent conception but if you are planning to start a family,
this is the first thing that you have to give up. Giving up
a few kinds of contraception
is easy but a few kinds take time. So find out all about the
various kinds of contraceptives
and their reversible effects.
Barrier methods, such as male condoms, female condoms, the
diaphragm, the cervical cap, vaginal ring, spermicides don't
affect your fertility at all. Thus if you are trying to conceive
just go off them.
Natural birth control such as withdrawal or family planning
method are the easiest contraceptives to stop using and you
can start planning a family right away. Just keep a check
on your basal body temperature and know when you are ovulating.
But if you've been using the Lactational Amenorrhea Method
— that is, counting on breastfeeding to keep you from
ovulating — it may take a while after you stop nursing
for ovulation to return.
If you have been taking the pill as a mode of contraceptive
method then all you have to do is stop taking them immediately.
While some women are fertile immediately after stopping the
pill, for others its takes a couple of months to start ovulating
again. You'll know ovulation is back to normal if you're getting
your period regularly.
Of all forms of contraception, sterilization is the hardest
to reverse. Tubal ligation which is normally done by a woman
makes the chances of conceiving near to impossible. You have
to undergo major surgery for the reversal procedure but you
will be at a great risk and the results might not always be
good. If the Fallopian tubes are found to be damaged then
reversal might not be possible at all. However the male method
of sterilization i.e., Vasectomy is not that risky and nearly
30 and 75 percent of men who reverse a vasectomy go on to
be successful at getting a woman pregnant. However that will
also depend on how long back you have done the surgery and
the longer it's been since the surgery, the lower your chances.
However the reversal surgery is of a serious kind and you
will be barred from lifting anything heavy for a month or