FERTILITY AND BIRTH CONTROL
Does using any of the birth control methods reduce your chances of getting pregnant in the future? There is a common misconception that using any form of birth control could delay pregnancy in the future, however numerous research has proven otherwise.
It is possible and even commonplace to conceive as early as your next cycle after discontinuing whatever form of birth control you were on. This includes: condoms or diaphragms, the pill, IUDs etc. Implants may take a little longer because they are designed to pregnant pregnancy for longer periods. Once their effects lapses, it is not unusual for the female to conceive as soon as possible.
The delay observed after the use of birth control is more likely to be as a result of the age of the female. Fertility decreases with age once a woman hits her late 20s or early 30s.
If you do observe some delay in getting pregnant after discontinuing any sort of birth control method, you should not be alarmed. Studies have shown that the chance of pregnancy per ovulation cycle is 30% in even healthy couples.
If you and your partner has decided to start a family it is a good idea to visit a fertility clinic or consult your gynaecologist to ensure you have all the information you need.