We all know that oral contraceptives prevent pregnancy offensive, but few of us know how to act pill .
first stage of protection - it is the suppression of ovulation.If you take the pill as directed, estrogen and progestin (a synthetic progesterone) suppress your ovulation and thus prevent pregnancy.Suppression of ovulation means of your ovary audio comes out of the egg.
second stage of protection - "thickening" of the cervical mucus.Progestin makes your cervical mucus thicker, which hinders the penetration of sperm through it.Therefore, if you suddenly happen that the egg leaves the ovary still, it is too thick cervical mucus does not allow sperm to enter the cervix, and then - in the fallopian tubes, making it impossible to meet the egg.
third stage of protection - "dilution" of the endometrium.Progestin makes the endometrium (the mucous membrane lining the uterus inside) unfavorable for implantation of the ovum.This level of protection can be called "insurance" in case you did not work the
What should you do if you decide to get pregnant?
Firstly, a month before taking the first attempts to become pregnant, you should start taking folic acid.That is, you should start taking folic acid at the time when you have not stopped taking birth control pills.Also, make an appointment with a gynecologist to be screened before conceiving a child.
Secondly, you need to stop taking birth control pills, and give them time for excretion from the body.If you do not finish the pack of pills you do not have to do that.You can stop drinking pill any day.
Most women after the abolition of oral contraceptives for a few days begin menstruating.With regard to fertility (ability of a woman to get pregnant), for her return every woman needs a different amount of time - in some ovulation restored immediately after the abolition of the tablets, while others - only a month or two.
gynecologists recommend the use of a barrier method of contraception, such as condoms or a diaphragm, and wait until you have held at least two normal menstrual cycle before trying to become pregnant, because it may help you to establish a more precise term pregnancy.
If you become pregnant before you establish a regular menstrual cycle, or if you have any doubts about that, come have regular menses, or you become pregnant - contact a gynecologist who will prescribe ultrasound to determine - you are pregnantor not.