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[0.59] What this episode will cover: How long it takes to get your period back after stopping the pill, if there is anything you can do it induce your period after stopping the pill, why you period may be absent for months after stopping the pill, why your period may be irregular after stopping the pill.
[1.49] Dr Pat talks about how different types of contraception such as copper IUDs, progesterone IUDs, depo injections and the pill can affect time frame for fertility to return.
[3.34] Dr Pat discusses how the different contraception types stop fertility and the effect they have on the body to stop fertility such as stopping ovulation, change the mucus in the cervix and some change the lining of the uterus and environment of the uterus.
[5.28] Dr Pat talks about if the pill really causes infertility and discusses the reasoning behind why a woman may struggle with infertility or to get pregnant after the pill has been ceased.
[6.19] Dr Pat and Brigid talk about a study done in Europe with 59,000 women using oral contraception, they talk about how 79.4% of women in the study were pregnant less than a year after stopping the pill, this statistic is the same statistic that occurs when a healthy young couple start trying for a baby.
[7.17] Dr Pat talks about a normal time frame for a period to return and the factors that may affect a return to fertility, and that you need to consider what the period was like prior to going on the pill.
[10.16] Dr Pat talks about what to do if your period hasn’t come back after 3 months. The step that may need to be taken to get the period to return after waiting 3 months is also discussed between Dr Pat and Brigid.
[15.31] Dr Pat talks about what a woman can do to get her period back including things such as acupuncture, ovulation induction and lifestyle changes that can be made to help the period return.
[18.10] Myth or fact: When women live together their periods sync.
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