One of the myths out there is about the pill and fertility. I have had friends who “heard” that if you take the pill for too long that it interferes with your fertility later in life.
Doctors say this is not the case. In fact, there are many ways in which the pill protects your fertility. To begin with, the chance of developing pelvic inflammatory disease is greatly decreased. In addition, women suffering from endometriosis and PCOS often find that the pill reduces the development of scar tissue and ovary thickening until they are ready to begin trying to become pregnant.
Unless you struggled with an irregular cycle before taking the pill, after discontinuing its use, it should just take between 4-6 weeks to get your period again. Also important to know is that 80 percent of women begin ovulating within 3 months and that number jumps to 95 percent within a year.
In the past, doctors recommended waiting for 1 regular cycle after going off of the pill before trying to become pregnant. Now however, doctors are saying there is no need to wait. You can try as soon as you want to and may even become pregnant before one complete cycle occurs!
So the message is clear…………the pill does NOT damage your long term fertility!