Pregnancy Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Kobe of Montreal OB/GYN
By Elizabeth Kobe, D.O.
It’s very easy to hear only part of the whole story when listening to television talk shows or reading short health articles these days. Elizabeth Kobe, D.O., a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology with DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Montreal OB/GYN in Tucker, Ga., answers a few of the most frequently asked questions that are not always fully answered in popular media outlets:
Q. I've been on birth control pills for a number of years. How long should I wait after stopping birth control to try to get pregnant?
A. I usually recommend that people wait until they have had 2 menses (periods) after stopping birth control pills before trying to conceive. Oral contraceptives and other forms of birth control thin the uterine lining. This time allows the uterine lining to become a healthy ("thicker") environment for the developing embryo to implant. During the 2 months coming off oral contraceptives it is advised to keep track of periods on a calendar, eat healthy, exercise, avoid alcohol and begin taking prenatal vitamins.
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Dr. Elizabeth Kobe is an OB/GYN physician at DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Montreal OB/GYN
Office Info: DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Montreal OB/GYN 1462 Montreal Road W., Suite 412, Tucker, GA 30084
Physicians: Dr. Stuart Pancer, Dr. Elizabeth Kobe, Dr. Leslie Anne Pope, Dr. Thomas Lyons