For bees who started TTC IMMEDIATELY off the pill

posted 2 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long did it take you to conceive?
    Immediately! Less than 4 weeks later I had my BFP! : (15 votes)
    27 %
    2 months : (8 votes)
    14 %
    3-4 months : (6 votes)
    11 %
    5-6 months : (4 votes)
    7 %
    7-9 months : (1 votes)
    2 %
    10-12 months : (1 votes)
    2 %
    1+ years : (8 votes)
    14 %
    I took a few cycles off of BCP before TTC : (6 votes)
    11 %
    other : (7 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Pollywog:  I went off this past February…I’m still working toward my BFP…..

    Post # 3
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    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I went off in August and started right away, still waiting! Thankfully I did ovulate each month and had regular cycles which I wasn’t sure if I’d get so that’s nice. 

    Post # 4
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    865 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I got pregnant almost immediately (2nd cycle) after going of BC in May (was on it for 9 years or so). Unfortunately I miscarried. I know many women have healthy pregnancies immediately after BC, but I’m convinced (and my genetic counselor said it was possible) that my hormone levels were not yet where they needed to be to sustain the pregnancy. I had pregnancy symptoms immediately after stopping the pill that never went away before I got pregnant, and I just never felt healthy during the 2 months I was pregnant. Again, I know my situation is probably the exception and not the rule, I just wanted to offer my perspective. I know my body pretty well and I could feel something was off. I have felt much more normal since my D&C 2 months ago and I have great hope that my next pregnancy will stick.  I know many bees, and people in real life, have great success TTC immediately after the pill and I hope that is your experience! Everyone is different, I just think my body needed more time.

    Post # 5
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    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was on the pill for five and a half years. Stopped in August, and found out I was pregnant this week. I wasn’t expecting it to happen so fast. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    371 posts
    Helper bee

    Pollywog:  Got off the pill April 2014 & still haven’t got my BFP just yet..

    Post # 7
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    3651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Got off the pill April of ’13. Got my BFP the last week of July but had a MC (which had nothing to do with the pill). Got my second BFP the week before thanksgiving and had my little girl July 13. I was on the pill for 18+ years and was 38 when I got pregnant. 

    Post # 8
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    1378 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I was on Nuva Ring for eight years. I took it out for my 1 week off, and got pregnant on my first cycle. 

    Post # 11
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    865 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Pollywog:  I sincerely hope I didn’t scare you. It seems, more often that not, that people who conceive right after the pill have no increased risk of miscarriage. Personally, I should have listened to my body. But I think I’m still in that phase of blaming myself sometimes. I guess that’s natural. I knew I was feeling “off” but thought it would pass. As for announcing, please don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from enjoying the experience. I am NTNP right now, and will be TTC after moving in December, and I have to keep telling myself that a positive outlook will be much more beneficial for me than worrying about what could happen. And, God forbid, you end up having a bad experience, having people around you who love you and know what is going on is the biggest blessing. I was so happy that my parents knew I was pregnant because they were such a big support when I lost the baby. (Personally, I was also happy there were only a few people that knew.) I would say you and your husband should try to make your decision about announcing together and decide whatever you guys think is best for YOU and your relationships with your families. Theres a risk for everyone, pill or no pill. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to updates from you!

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  Kay1126.
    Post # 12
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    8394 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Pollywog: 

    I was on BCP for 16 years.  I was put on it at 13 for medical reasons (my periods were way too heavy and were coming very close together- I was basically almost always bleeding).  I never went off it.

    Went off BCP a few months before my wedding and got pregnant the only time DH didn’t pull out.  It looks like I ovulated within about 2-3 weeks from going off the pill.  I can’t remember the exact day I stopped that pill package, just the week.

    The only thing that was weird for me was that I think I had implantation bleeding (I am guessing because it started 9DPO- based on a later ultrasound) and it was pretty heavy- for implantation bleeding.  I thought it was my period (normally super light from BCP, so I wasn’t going through a pad an hour or anything!) but I had to use my cup and it lasted at least 3 days.  I am not sure if it was just unusual implantation bleeding (usually it’s just spotting) or if it was because I had been on the pill just before becoming pregnant.  Now, I definitely remember the day I started bleeding because I went to the OBGYN for my annual after the bleeding stopped and they asked me when my last period was 🙂

    I have a 6.5 mo old girl.

    Post # 13
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    3499 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I went off the pill in August and haven’t been successful yet – however I don’t think it’s related at all to starting TTC right after going off the pill. I was on the pill for 11 years and I specifically asked my dr if I should go off for 3-6 months before and then try, he said it wasn’t necessary and we could try as soon as I went off.. look how many woman get pregnant while on the pill.

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    Post # 14
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    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Pollywog:  Went off the pill in April and got a BFP in July but miscarried. My cycles were still not regulated after coming off the pill so I am pretty sure that is why I miscarried. But many women get a quick BFP and have no problems at all having a healthy pregnancy. 

    Post # 15
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    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June, 2014

    I didn’t intentionally go off the pill. I’d been on it for about 5 years and my ex boyfriend kept stealing it when he’d come to visit, (when we were still together) and the pharmacy wouldn’t replace it anymore so…it was almost immediate that I wound up pregnant. I also miscarried at 11 weeks and have no intention of trying for kids again for another 5 years or so. Hopefully when my husband and I actually want kids, it will happen quickly again. 

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