Ready to get pregnant? Stop using contraception. And as long as you’re happy and healthy, there’s nothing to prevent you from trying immediately. Just keep in mind that every woman is different. Depending on your method of contraception, and on your body, it might take a while.
Condoms – Condoms don’t affect your ovulation, so all you need to do is stop using them. But…maybe don’t throw them away. If the expiry date is a few years away, you might just need them post-baby.
The Pill – While every woman is different, chances are your menstrual cycle will return to normal within 4-8 weeks of stopping the Pill, or even sooner. Speak to your GP if you have any concerns.
IUD – There is nothing to stop you from getting pregnant as soon as your IUD is removed, and using an IUD should not affect your future fertility. Talk to your doctor when you have the device removed for any additional advice.