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i am 17 nearly 18 years old, i have been with my boyfriend well over a year and we both really want a baby. this year around about april/may time i stopped taking the pill. i havent taken any type of contraceptive since then. we have been trying every since but had no luck at all! its making me feel down, my boyfriend tells me that pregnancy will happen what it happens but im finding it hard to wait! please help.

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replied October 6th, 2011
Fertility Answer A27393
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Your normal fertility (having regular and periodic ovulation in your menstrual cycles) to return may take some time (few months to even upto a year) after you stop with your birth control use. The time gap depends on the type and duration of birth control used and your body’s response. There are many factors (ovarian, uterine, hormonal, stress etc) that govern the chances of having a successful pregnancy. If you have been trying for pregnancy and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, cervical or vaginal infections should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up monitoring as instructed.
Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Keep lying still for sometime after intercourse (do not change positions after ejaculation has occurred). Put pillows under buttocks to minimize semen spill. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. All the best.
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