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Conception Related Q&A: 10 Most Common Facts!

Are you one of those women who have always wanted a child? If you are here, you probably are. Then you`ll most definitely be interested in some of the 10 most common Q&A related to conception.

How May Birth Control Pills Affect the Likelihood of Conception?

All modern birth control pills that are used properly eliminate the risk of conception during the entire time they are used, and they don`t affect in a significant way the ability of a woman of conceiving a baby in the future again, when the oral contraceptives are stopped from being taken.

Depending on the type of contraceptive preparation, the ability of conception may be restored within a few weeks or months (rarely, a few years) after the birth control pills are stopped from being taken.

How May An IUD Affect Conception?

According to recent studies, only in rare cases can a IUD lead to problems in conceiving a child in the future.

Usually, the ability of conceiving is restored after 1 – 2 months from removing the device.

Is Conception Possible After C-Section?

In itself, a C-section doesn`t reduce the chance of having a baby in the future. The problem in this case can be different. In some cases, the future pregnancy after a Caesarean intervention may be a serious threat of the woman`s life, because after a C-section the risk of uterine rupture is increasing.

In this regard, you can plan to conceive a child after a C-section only after a consultation and examination with a gynecologist.

How May Laparoscopy Affect Conception?

Laparoscopy, in itself, may reduce only insignificantly the chances of women of conceiving again, but the diseases due to which is the procedure performed may have a different impact on the woman`s ability of having children in the future.

When Is Conception Possible After Birth?

During the first 1 – 2 months after birth the probability is low, but in the following months the chances for having a new baby increase significantly, even if the woman breastfeeds and she doesn`t had a menstruation after giving birth.

A repeated pregnancy immediately after giving birth can be very unpleasant. That`s why, after birth you should talk to your gynecologist about various contraceptive methods that you can use and when you should start taking birth control pills to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

What Can Miscarriage Affect Conception?

A miscarriage or a stopped growing pregnancy can occur even at women who are perfectly healthy, capable of conceiving and give birth to a healthy baby. So, after a miscarriage there isn`t any reason of concern for not being able to conceive again in the future.

On the other hand, repeated abortions, although they don`t show a problem with conception (conception, in case of miscarriage, produces naturally, but the process of carrying the pregnancy is disturbed), may show the presence of various diseases which may reduce the chances for having a baby again.

How Can Antibiotics Affect the Development of a Pregnancy & Birth?

Antibiotics taken before conception don`t represent a serious risk for future pregnancies and don`t reduce the probability of conception. However, a treatment with antibiotics performed after conception, in some cases may harm the fetus. In this regard, the usage of any drug during pregnancy it`s strictly forbidden, including antibiotics, without the consent of the doctor first.

Is Conception After Chemotherapy Possible?

During chemotherapy, conception is impossible or strictly forbidden. Most drugs used during such a treatment in the case of various types of cancer may kill the embryo or cause serious malformations.

Moreover, some drugs used for chemotherapy may reduce for a long time the ability of the woman to conceive a baby, or it may even lead to her infertility.

Even so, after successfully finalizing such a treatment, the probability of conceiving or carrying out a healthy pregnancy still exists.

Definitively, the idea of having a baby after chemotherapy should be discussed with an oncologist.

How to Prevent a Pregnancy after Conception?

As most people already know, there are 7 to 14 days that passes from the moment of the intercourse until the process of conception ends.

To prevent conception after an intercourse, there are special contraceptive drugs designed for emergency contraception as well as intrauterine devices. The possibility of preventing the development of a pregnancy with the help of drugs exists during the first 3 days (72 hours) after an unprotected sexual contact. The installation of the intrauterine device may prevent the development of a pregnancy during the first 5 days after the sexual contact.

A pregnancy already installed can be stopped from evolving only by medical abortion.

How Can an Abortion Affect Conception in the Future?

Usually, an abortion performed by qualified personnel won`t affect the woman`s ability of conceiving again. A new conception is usually possible a few weeks after abortion, so immediately after the abortion you should talk to your doctor about contraceptive methods that you can use to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

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