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assumed I was infertile, took prednisone and fell pregnant

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So I strangley assumed I was infertile with having unprotected sex countless times and never falling pregnant so I didn't take birth control. When I say countless I mean countless. Last month I began prednisone as I was diagnosed with arthritis and continued having sex with my boyfriend as always yet Miracuslacy i have fallen pregnant. I am just wondering whether this had an affect and I'm worried re inflamed womb as I know that prednisone reduces inflammation and maybe this is why I have fallen pregnant? Or is it just that i have just fallen pregnant normally? Please advise

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replied April 24th, 2015
Infertility Answer A51928
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Steroids such as prednisolone, can prevent gonadotropin release and thus inhibit normal ovulation to occur, but only in high doses. So, No, Prednisolone doesn't facilitate pregnancy, in fact acts against ovulation and pregnancy , subsequently.

Wishing you best of health


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