Conception after the pill
Conception After The Pill
What is the best way to achieve conception after the pill? My husband and I have been trying for 4 to 5 months. I was on the contraceptive pill for nearly 10 years before that. I am under 30 and expected that we would be pregnant by now, but I have no idea how much damage or disruption my being on the pill may have caused. Is there any data showing what is the average length of time for women's hormone levels to return to normal after being on the pill for a long time?
Conception after the pill can be tricky. There are two issues, hormone levels and ovary function. The pill effects both of these. Having been on the pill for so long, it is likely that your ovaries need to be stimulated. Since the birth control pill was telling them not to ripen and release a new egg every 28 days or so, they will have atrophied.
The very best way we have found of stimulating the ovaries to ripen and release healthy eggs is by using Traditional Chinese Medicine. Through a combination of stimulation to the ovaries and herbs to strengthen them, you should be able to get them producing healthy eggs within six months. For more information about this read our Tips for Getting Pregnant.
Additionally, you may want to consider monitoring your basil body temperature and cervical fluid to better understand your cycle and your most fertile times. This combined with ovulation testing will give you the best chances of ensuring that sperm meet egg.
Finally, you should also consider changes to your diet that will help you get pregnant. Perhaps you are currently consuming the very best foods for getting pregnant, but that is unlikely. To get pregnant and maintain a healthy pregnancy, you need at least 80-100 grams of protein per day. You also need to consume a lot more healthy fats (omega 3) and cholesterol (egg yolks) than you are likely to be currently consuming.
In addition, you should ensure that at least 80% of what you eat is organic, free range and unprocessed food. The hormones, antibiotics and other toxins present in conventionally raised and grown foods are harmful to both your health and efforts to get pregnant. For example, meat raised in the US by conventional methods has hormones (estrogen) and antibiotics in it as well as toxins from the pesticides in the feed the animal consumes. Corn-fed and Soy-fed beef, in particular, consume large quantities of genetically modified corn and soy. Of all of our tips for getting pregnant, this is the one your doctor is lest likely to discuss with you.
For more information about conception after the pill read our Tips for Getting Pregnant.
Lastly, evaluate your career situation. If your job stress is excessive, then it will not only affect your ability to get pregnant, but also your ability to stay pregnant and create a healthy work-life balance after the baby is born.
Hope this helps!
The Natural-Parenting-Advice.com Team