(Closed) Birth Control Questions and TTC! Help?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I actually just went to the gyno today, and we were talking about TTC. I asked when I should come off the pill to start and he said “Ideally you should be off for 3 months” before trying while taking a multivitamin.  So maybe wait until you get your period without the pill before you start really trying.  

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It takes different people different amounts of time to get back to ovulating after stopping the pill. Some people get back to normal right away, some people take months. I actually got pregnant on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo taking it perfectly, so it definitely depends on the person!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Everyone is going to be different.

I went off at the end of a pack, had a normal cycle that month, then the next cycle was extremely long.. I was charting so I know I ovulated at CD108 and wound up pregnant.

So really, it just depends on each person…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with previous posters – it’s very individual.  Just want to point out that you could theoretically ovulate within a couple of days when stopping mid-pack…otherwise, it wouldn’t be so important to take the pill daily.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@Cwoodward:  I’ve heard women ovulate right away, like days, whereas some don’t for several weeks or months. I’d recommend reading Taking Charge of your Fertility, and beginning charting your temperatures to see if you regulated right away. Best of luck! Congrats on TTC!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s definitely very different for every lady.  BCP threw off my hormones completely and it took me 17 months and a complete change in diet, loss of weight, etc to get it back.  

As someone else said, you would be wise to wait a couple of months to allow your body a chance to get back on track.  BCP impairs your bodies ability to process folate (commonly known by it’s synthetic counterpart folic acid).  Since you need that for pregnancy for both you and a baby, it’s better to let that build back up.  🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

@dodgercpkl where did you find the info on bcp and folate? I’m anemic and wonder if my bcp are hindering me.

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