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What are things I can try to try and conceive?

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My boyfriend I are trying to have a baby, we will be getting married soon; I have been off birth control for months now, and has happened, even years ago when I wasn't on anything. I am really afraid one of us, or both is not able to help reach our goal. What are things I can try to try and conceive? I am also afraid the Yaz birth control I use to take could have something to do with it. My boyfriend has Lupus as well. This is something so important to me!

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replied November 29th, 2012
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Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Oral contraceptives cause hormonal changes in the body and prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation. After coming off the pills it can take few months to a year for a woman to conceive and the time period varies in every woman. If it has been more than year you have been trying for conception and unsuccessful then you require a detailed cinical evaluation.

Conception can also be delayed due to various underlying uterine or ovarian causes,thyroid hormone deficiency, stress, eating disorder etc. Consider visiting a Gynaecologist for pelvic examination and investigations as Blood test, USG scan and also your partners Sperm count analysis would be required. Have healthy balanced diet and avoid smoking, alcohol use. Start folic acid 5 mg once daily as it has to be taken 3 months preconception and prevents any neural tube defect.

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