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Stopping Birth Control

Stopping Birth Control

Stopping Birth Control

If you're stopping your birth control in efforts to conceive (that is get pregnant) then it's often advisable to start prenatal vitamins prior to even the cessation or stopping of the birth control that you're using. It's recommended to start your pregnancy prenatal vitamins approximately 1-2 months prior to you actually stopping your birth control. The reasoning behind this is that if you get pregnant in a soon or quick interval of cessation, then you will actually have the protective component of primarily folic acid and/or DHA. Folic acid actually helps the neuro tube which is developed in the first 4-6 weeks of life, and oftentimes women do not even realize they are pregnant until after this time.

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Gayle Dean, MD


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Recipient of the “Respect” Physician Award – Tucson Medical Center

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