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How to Know if I am Infertile?

by Jenna
(Connecticut)

I’m taking a birth control, Loestrin 24, and am having unprotected sex...I would think I would be pregnant by now. I am not and I've been taking at home tests and they all show up negative. Could I be infertile? I know the birth control pill is only 99% effective but still...I really want to have a baby with my boyfriend, he wants to also. I just haven’t stopped taking my birth control because I haven’t been to the doctors.


Answer:

Hi Jenna,

You should wait 4 months before trying to conceive after being on birth control pill. In order to conceive, you should chart your cycle and determine you’re most fertile time of the month and have sex at the right time. Only if you do not conceive after trying this way, you will need to go to see your doctor for a fertility assessment. If you are under 35 you should try to conceive on your own for 12 months before seen a fertility specialist and if you are over 35 you should wait six months.

In order to get pregnant it takes time and effort. Yes, some women do get pregnant on the pill or just the first time of trying or the month after getting off birth control pill, but the majority will have to work a bit harder for it.

To know if you are infertile you need to do a fertility assessment at your doctor’s office with blood tests and other tests like ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts, PCOS, fibroids and endometriosis. You will also need to do a HSG test to check for blocked fallopian tubes.

This is how your doctor will be able to diagnose infertility.

So, I would advise you to begin actively trying after 4 months of stopping birth control and use these for months to prepare for healthy conception by following a healthy diet, avoiding chemicals and taking fertility vitamins to boost your fertility.

In due time you will be pregnant!

Fertility Blessings!

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