I am due to get the contraception bar out of my arm next July 2011 amd my partner and I would like to have a babay some time shortly after that. How long will it take for my body to go back to normal for me to be able to get preganate after that?

Hello, you have asked a good

Hello, you have asked a good question. According to Planned Parenthood, a woman can become pregnant at any time after removal of the implant. It has been slowly releasing a hormone into your body which only remains for a short time after implant removal. Theoretically, you could become pregnant the first time you ovulate after the removal and should use another method of birth control if you aren't prepared to have a child yet. Ask your gynecologist about ways you should be preparing your body in anticipation of pregnancy, such as having a physical examination and possibly beginning a regimen of folic acid supplementation. Best wishes!

Lucy Boyd, RN, BSN


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