Contraception and planning your pregnancy
When planning to become pregnant then your oral contraception is no longer needed.
Oral contraception should be stopped at least 3 months and preferably 6 months prior to planning a pregnancy. This is to allow for the resumption of natural hormone regulation and ovulation.
Oral contraception should be stopped at least 3 months and preferably 6 months prior to planning a pregnancy
The oral contraceptive pill can also be associated with vitamin and mineral imbalances that may need to be corrected and this takes time naturally. Zinc levels can be reduced and vitamin metabolism can also be affected which can lead to defiencies of folate, B complex and Vitamin C.
In this 3-6 month period other methods of contraception such as barrier method (Condoms) should be used.
If you have an IUD (Intra Uterine Device) in place, such as the contraceptive coil you will need to have this removed before you can become pregnant.
Now that you have all the information you and your partner can get in the best psychical and mental shape to prepare for a new baby.
If you would like more information on preparing your body for pregnancy, why not contact our Careline.
Questions about feeding and nutrition?
Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.