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- Put all the chances on your side by carrying out a pre-conception interview
- Stopping contraception is essential but is not without consequences (we would be fine!)
- Between your decision to embark on a baby project and the positive pregnancy test, the wait can be difficult!
- How to experience this period emotionally?
- The long-awaited moment: a positive test
Put all the chances on your side by carrying out a pre-conception interview
Before you start, it is recommended to have a health interview with your doctor. The pre-conception consultation allows you to inform yourself about:
• Your current state of health by checking different serologies (rubella, toxoplasmosis, etc.) and updating vaccinations
• Possible complications of pregnancy and for the unborn child, depending on existing pathologies
• Advice to minimize potential pathologies and experience this pregnancy peacefully.
This interview is essential for women who experienced a serious obstetric complication during their previous pregnancy(ies) or had a child with a severe pathology or who died.
Stopping contraception is essential but is not without consequences (we would be fine!)
A study carried out by Santé Publique France in 2016 shows that the pill is the most common contraceptive method (36% of women use it) ahead of the IUD (25%) and the condom (15%).
If the condom does not require any organization to stop this contraception, the IUD requires a medical appointment to have it removed. You will not experience any side effects when stopping either of these contraceptives.
Concerning stopping the pill, its side effects are multiple, they vary depending on each person's body and can be positive or negative .... First of all, the return of natural rules . Yes ladies, don't forget, periods known as contraceptive pills are simply bleeding. Between less regular cycles , more abundant flows and pain , the little ailments that you perhaps no longer knew could come back or intensify!
When taken, the contraceptive pill acts on the level of androgens (testosterone) by reducing it. This action can have a direct impact on your libido . When it stops, your sexual desire which had perhaps been put aside slowly resurfaces, to your greatest pleasure and that of your other half! :)
Certain pills can also block the action of certain hormones called androgens, playing an important role against acne . So, stopping this type of pill can encourage the appearance of small imperfections on your pretty face. More unknown but can be quite destabilizing, stopping this contraception can also lead to hair loss . This generally occurs between 2 to 3 months after stopping.
If you are concerned by these little cosmetic and hair ailments, do not hesitate to turn to natural methods to resolve these problems.
Between your decision to embark on a baby project and the positive pregnancy test, the wait can be difficult!
Once you stop using birth control, a new question arises: how long will it take me to get pregnant?
Of course this is an average because physiologically, it is possible for you to become pregnant the cycle following the cessation of your contraception , as it is possible that it takes more time, in particular the time to return to a normal cycle with an ovulation phase. Each woman's body has its own rhythm.
In question ? Many external factors such as lifestyle, pace of life, age, which have a direct influence on your chances of getting pregnant.
To put all the chances on your side, there are different simple methods that allow you to know when the right time is. First, understanding your menstrual cycle and its length is essential to determining your ovulation window . This period is synonymous with fertility in women. As Dr. Mintz explains: “The cycle generally lasts 28 days. But it can also be shorter, 20/22 days, or on the contrary much longer. Up to 30, 45 or even 60 days for some women. ". Depending on the length of your cycle, you could also possibly get pregnant during your period . Several easy-to-use mobile applications have been developed to help you calculate your cycles and thus coordinate your sexual relations with the most fertile periods.
Regularity is also essential!! To give yourself the best chance of getting pregnant quickly , it is advisable to have intercourse every 2 to 3 days , preferably 5 to 6 days before ovulation and up to 5 to 6 days after. Even if regularity is the key word, don't torture your mind or think about it too much. Let spontaneity surprise you. These calculations could become a source of stress!
After 1 to 2 years of regular intercourse without contraception, the question of fertility in your relationship begins to arise. 1 in 7 couples consult for infertility and in the case of 1 in 10 couples follow treatment to remedy it. Infertility is a slow and difficult journey that requires a lot of patience and support from your family, your friends and especially within your relationship!
Even though loved ones are a great support, they can sometimes be a source of a lot of pressure on you. Seemingly innocuous remarks “When is the baby due?” », “The clock is ticking”, “When will you get started? » but which, in reality, impact your morale.
Adding to this pressure can be the changing lives of women around you who become pregnant . An ambivalent feeling can be created and thus you can feel joy for your friend, sister or colleague who announces her pregnancy, while feeling a feeling of sadness , frustration , or even injustice . These are not very pleasant feelings and they can be destabilizing, especially when she tells you at the same time that she didn't expect it to happen quickly... which only reinforces the anticipation on your side . You take this little innocuous thought head on! You have the right to have negative emotions such as anger or sadness, do not forbid yourself from feeling them and welcome them, do not hesitate to confide in a trusted person who will also be able to welcome them.
How to experience this period emotionally?
Many feelings, often negative, cross your mind during this period: the guilt of not succeeding or of not giving your partner what he expects, the frustration of not controlling your body, the disappointment of seeing each negative test. that parades, the anxieties to manage or even the void created by the lack of a child. All of these emotions can go so far as to trigger prepartum depression .
In these complicated moments, you should not hesitate to talk about your difficulties with your loved ones who will listen to you, with an attentive ear , and for those less close, kindly slip them a "we will not fail to talk to you about it as soon as possible." we deem appropriate, in the meantime we prefer to keep this to ourselves.” Psychological help may also be necessary to return to serenity and take stock of these emotions .
The long-awaited moment: a positive test
That's it, the moment you've been waiting for has arrived: a positive test !!
First thing, first make sure you have a reliable result by taking a blood test. When you obtain these results, you will be able to fully and calmly rejoice in this great news.
This time, it's a completely different cocktail of emotions that passes through your body: euphoria, excitement, relief, fear... The reactions and feelings felt when you learn of your pregnancy are diverse and mark the beginning of a beautiful adventure for you and your other half. Take this opportunity to announce to the whole family that there will soon be 3 of you!
In order to experience this moment as peacefully as possible, do not hesitate to inform yourself about the different stages that you will experience throughout your pregnancy. Our blog is there to inform and particularly consult our articles dedicated to each month of pregnancy . Information is essential to start a peaceful pregnancy and so that you can make your informed choices over the months.
Also surround yourself with trusted professionals and don't hesitate to take time for yourself by relaxing with sophrology , meditation or even yoga sessions if you feel the need during your pregnancy.
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