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02 Mar 2004

Sperm
Hi there
1) My husband and I are planning to start trying to fall pregnant in a few months time. However, after sex I rush to the toilet and empty out the sperm as I can' t bear the mess it makes. Will this reduce the chances of me falling pregnant or will the "strong swimmers" make it?
2) If I have been on the pill for nearly 6 years, aprroximately how long will it be until it is totally out of my system?
3) How safe is it for me to start trying for a baby straight after stopping the pill. If I still have the pill in my system will it increase the risk of miscarriage?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

If you get rid of all the sperm immediately, this will lessen your chances of pregnancy.
The length of taking the Pill does not make a difference to how long before your fertility returns. Most women do not fall pregnant in the first three months. Thereafter your chances are the same as if you had never been on the Pill.
Some people wait three months before trying to fall pregnant. This is more theoretical than an actual risk.

Best wishes
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