The Pill Can Actually Promote Healthy Pregnancy
Experts say that not only is the pill not linked to infertility, but it could even help promote a healthy pregnancy. Trying to get pregnant? Discover the best times for sex with our Fertility Calculator.
Not only is the Pill not linked with infertility, it may actually help preserve your babymaking ability by lowering your risk of uterine and ovarian cancers. If you’ve got endometriosis, in which the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, the Pill can suppress symptoms, potentially reducing the extent of scar tissue formation. In women with PCOS, it thins the outer coating that builds up on the ovary, reducing the production of abnormal hormones, says David B. Morehead, D.O., an OB-GYN at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie in Texas. But can the Pill help you get pregnant by regulating your cycle, as some women believe? Unlikely. That cycle regulation is artificial, say doctors. Once women go off the Pill, their fertility returns to whatever level it would have been. However, some women’s cycles regulate themselves over time, regardless of whether or not they take the Pill.