NFP After Hormonal Contraception
Many women for health, medical, psychological, spiritual or other reasons decide to no longer use a hormonal form of contraception and switch to natural family planning. While coming of the Pill, Depo-Provera, or other hormonal contraceptives is usually no problem from the standpoint of using NFP, there are a few things that a woman should know that will make the experience easier. First of all, you should realize that the hormones contained in these form of contraception might take some time to clear from your body. For this reason we recommend that women who are trying to achieve pregnancy wait for at least three cycles before doing so. Until they do, their menstrual cycles will be somewhat variable with the return of the signs of fertility in particular cervical mucus signs. The injectable forms of contraception (i.e., Depo-Provera) take longer than the oral forms to clear the body, thus the variations may last longer. Things the woman should know about the return to fertility are:
Wait a minimum of 3 cycles before attempting to conceive.