Now that you’ve decided to have a baby, you’re probably keen to get on with it! Hang on a minute, though. You may need to put a little thought into how best to stop your contraception first.
With some forms of contraception, such as condoms and the cap, you can just leave them in the drawer and get on with making a baby. But stopping other forms, such as the Pill or contraceptive injection, needs a little more planning. It’s not that they will harm your baby in any way. It’s more that allowing yourself time to have at least one proper period will help your doctor or midwife to calculate an accurate due date for you.
It may take a little time for your fertility to return with some forms of contraception, too. Read on to discover how long that’s likely to be and also how long-term hormonal contraception can be reversed.