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Stop the birth control pill several months before trying to conceive. According to, some health care providers recommend you get off the pill several months before you want to start trying to get pregnant. This will give your body time to go through several normal cycles, making it easier to determine when you ovulate and to predict the due date, once conception occurs. You can get pregnant immediately after stopping the pill, however, so be sure to use alternate forms of birth control for those months between stopping the pill and trying to conceive.