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Well me and my boyfriend have decided to have a baby. I was on the orthoevra patch. How long until I can get pregnet? Thanks ..KK..
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It can be anywhere from a month to six months to a year before your ovulation resumes normally. It's all dependent on an individual's body chemistry.

Edited to add: The Ortho-Evra patient labeling is similarly vague about this, but it does note that if you wish to become pregnant, "It may be best to postpone conception until you begin menstruation regularly[.]" It does note that there's no increase in birth defects shortly after stopping hormonal contraceptives.
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I notice from your other posts that you're 15.

That means , for a start, that it's likely to be illegal for you to be having sex - potentially, your boyfriend could be charged with statutory rape (and pregnancy makes it pretty hard to try to pretend that sex hasn't happened).

Less than 6 months ago, you were posting about being worried about being sexually inexperienced, then you posted about having unsafe sex with this boyfriend, and now the two of you are planning a baby?

It may be time for a reality check here, I'm afraid. Do you know how you're going to manage school and childcare? Do you have the money for everything a baby needs? Do you have somewhere to live? Are your family going to be supportive? Do you have the emotional maturity to put another person's needs above your own for the next 20 years (at least)?

You might want to take a look at this thread, with people's replies and advice to other teens wanting a baby right away, including advice from other teen parents:

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