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Yeah I know this is completely reversed from what y'll are normally asked.

I am 25 y/o and just recently married my longtime boyfriend of nearly 7years. I was on the pill for nearly 6 years of us dating and stop taking them about 4 months ago. During the time I was taking the pill, sometimes I would never bleed at all and would only have cramps right before and sometimes not even have a period. We want to have a family and I am concerned. After I stopped taking the pill my first 2 periods were almost 50 days apart. Then it came yesterday of only 30 days. We have been intimate for nearly everyday for the past 2 months with no protection of course and I am not pregnant yet. I also was told by my family doctor a few years ago that I had a "tipped Uterus". How long does it take after getting off the pills before you can become pregnant or does my tipped uterus have anything to do with it.

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The idea that tilted uteruses cause any issues with fertility is pretty outmoded.

Not only have you JUST started trying to conceieve -- 2 months is early in, especially if you're not charting your cervical mucus and basal temps to estimate when you ovulate and then timingt the sex you have accordingly -- and sometimes, it can take even a year of being off the pill for normal cycles to resume. Does sound like yours are beginning to normalize, though.

A general rule of thumb is that once you have been trying for at least 6 months -- with timed intercourse per ovulation, not just willy-nilly -- and you haven't conceived, then it warrants further investigation. Anything else is hasty.

But before even trying to conceive, you should see an OB/GYN (and should every year regardless, as every woman should) just to make sure your reproductive health is sound. So, I'd suggest you set that app't up.

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