When Can I Get Pregnant After Stopping the Pill?

    Q: When can I get pregnant after stopping the pill?


    A: It is perfectly safe to start trying to conceive (TTC) as soon as you stop the pill. No adverse pregnancy outcome is expected even if you happen to get pregnant the day after stopping the pill.

    It may take some time for your body to readjust after the pill and it can take 2-3 months for ovulation and fertility to return to normal. Many women will start ovulating right away, and that means they can get pregnant right away after stopping the pill. If your menstrual period doesn't return, or if it continues to remain very irregular for several months, that may be a sign that you haven't started ovulating regularly yet. Post-pill amenorrhea, the absence of a menstrual period after you stop the pill, is seen in about one in 30 women who stop taking the pill. It's usually suggested that you see your doctor if your period hasn't come about three to four months after stopping the pill.