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How long does it take for hormones to be balanced after being on the pill for 8 years?

How long does it take for hormones to be balanced after being on the pill for 8 years?

Can the birth control pill contribute to infertility?Question:

How long does it take for my hormones to be balanced after being on the pill for 8-years. I’m taking a food based prenatal vitamin, extra b6, cal/mag, evening primrose oil, and fertility herbal tincture(w/vitex and maca) from quantum, a small co. from Woodstock NY. What else can I do? I’m 36 years old and we’ve only been trying to get pregnant for 3 months. I’ve been thinking about Maya massage, what do you think? Thanks for your time.



Sounds like you have the supplements and herbs down. Do you eat a diet high in organic whole foods? That would be a fundamental step. I also love the Mayan massage; if you have a practitioner near you go for it. I got pregnant for the first time right after receiving a uterine massage (that night), after having 7 years of unprotectedness! (we weren’t “trying” though)

As to the hormones leaving your body, it would happen quicker with a cleanse. The rule of thumb in the fertility world is 3 months for the hormones to balance after birth control. BUT everyone is different and eight years is a while to be on birth control. Just remember 90% of couples get pregnant within the first 18 months. All of these healthy habits we are shifting to just speed up that wait and create a healthier baby and pregnancy.

Best Wishes to you and your family,


Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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