65% of women use some form of contraception in the U.S. It’s likely you are using one before trying to get pregnant. 

You may also have heard you should discontinue your contraceptives a few months before trying. Guess what? That’s a myth. You can actually start trying as soon as you stop contraceptives. Keep scrolling if you want to learn more.

How Contraceptives Work (And Why It’s Not a Big Deal).

Contraceptives work by either blocking sperm from getting to the egg (barrier methods) or adjusting your hormones to mimic early pregnancy (hormonal methods). Now, I know it may seem hormonal birth control could change your body’s cycle and, by default, change your ability to get pregnant. But our bodies are more flexible and adaptive than we give them credit for.

What Does the Science Say?

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