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    Does contraception make it harder
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    retty23 posted:
    I'm 23 years old and have a 6 year old son 3 years ago I went on the contraceptive injection but wasn't on it for long before me and my partner decided to start trying for a baby. To this day I still haven't been able to manage to conceive, is it because of that?? I've been pregnant 3 times before I had that form of contraception and the doctors have done many tests and said everything is fine. If it isn't because of that then I am wondering if my partner has something wrong even though he also has a 6 year old. Ant suggestions and thoughts would be greatly appreciated..
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi retty23,

    This article on getting pregnant after stopping birth control says that it may take 3 to 18 months after your last shot to get pregnant. Since your last shot was around 3 years ago (if I understand correctly), it might be a good idea for your partner to see his doctor or a fertility specialist to make sure that everything looks fine with him as well.

    Here is some information about how to determine if you could benefit from seeing a fertility specialist -- the link also includes good information on fertility awareness and how to increase your chances of conceiving. This couple's guide to trying to conceive also has some good information you might find helpful.

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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