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I have been on the pill for ten years and when i went on antibiotics over two and a half years ago i got pregnant with my now one and a half year old son and we are now looking to expand our family. I stopped the pill when my pack ended and had my period as usual then about 2 weeks later I got a 3 day period. The day after the second period was done a took an ovulation test and it said I was ovulating. It is a waiting game now but i am just wondering if it is possible that i was ovulating at the time or if the test was possibly wrong


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replied June 13th, 2013
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The effect of your hormonal contraceptive usually comes out of your system within a few months of stopping the use. Although the fertility/ovulation may take about 1.5 years to return, few women start ovulating in the immediate menstrual cycle after stopping the pill use (the longer you are on hormonal birth control use, the longer it would take your fertility/ovulation to return). If you have been trying for pregnancy, consider monitoring cervical mucus changes, cervix position, and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study if required) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Do not change positions immediately after ejaculation, put pillows under buttocks to minimize semen spill, and avoid getting up within 30 minutes of ejaculation. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. If you have not been successful in your pregnancy plans within 6 months to 1 year’s time of trying, 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. Treatment as indicated (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 and monitoring as instructed and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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