how long did it take you to conceive?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@runningcali:  I stopped taking the BCP about a year ago or so. It took us a total of three months; one month NTNP and two months actually trying.

For the two months trying I used OPKs and charted so I’d know exactly when I would O. The second month (when I got my BFP) we BD O-4, O-2, O-1, O and O+1 (AM). I also started the Mucinex regimen taking it every 24 hours during my FW as well to help with CM.

Post # 4
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


I came off of BCPs two years before we started trying to conceive.  We only used condoms after that.  I started using OPKs. We stopped using condoms. We had sex once a day for 4 days leading up to “O” and got pregnant on our 1st real cycle trying.


Post # 5
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was on BCP (Yasmin) for about 10 years before I went off in May. My cycle seemed to regulate fairly quickly. We started trying in October, and just got our positive (so, tried for 3 months). We tried to have sex every day during my fertile window – I was charting so generally knew when I O’d – but this month I O’d earlier than expected, so hit O-4, O-1, and O (and then the days after as well). I had a luteal phase on the short side, so last month I started taking B6 to lengthen it. We also used pre-seed for comfort. 

What are you doing? 

Post # 6
2617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@runningcali:  I’ve never used BCP. I got BFP after 8 cycles. I used opks, CBFM and in the last cycle temping. We bd around o. Had a MC so TTC again nxt cycle. Think we will spread bd more over the cycle this time. Every other day from CD 7-8.

Post # 7
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@runningcali:  stopped taking bcp in April, got AF in May right on time. In June I got pregnant. We had random unprotected sex one day and that got the job done. 

Post # 8
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

I was on some form of birth control for 13 years: 3 years of ortho-cyclen, one try of depo-provera, 4 years of lo-ovral, 2 years with a Paragard IUD, and 1 year with yaz, and 3 with lo-ovral again. 

I stopped taking the pill in March, and was simultaneously getting accupuncture for fertility. I was very surprised that I had regular cycles immediately. I charted for 3 cycles, two were 26 days and one was 20 days, and I appeared to ovulate during all of them. For three months we used condoms during fertile times. On my 4th cycle off BCP, we started TTC and conceived immediately. 

Post # 9
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

2 cycles. stopped using hormonal birth control a year before and was using condoms till that point

had sex twice in the 5 weeks before my BFP as DH was awaythe entire time and only came back for two 2 day visits, guess we accidentally timed it perfectly

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Off BC in late March, started “trying” in early May, KU in May on our honeymoon!

Post # 11
4587 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We conceived DD our second cycle trying. I had been on the pill (Tri-cyclen) for years and came off it three months prior to TTC.

We had sex a couple of times during my fertile window the first month; the next month, we did it once and Boom, BFP.

Post # 12
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was on BC for 5 years and we got pregnant our first month. We had skipped the week I thought I was ovulating bc DH had the flu. We dtd the following week 3 times and one of those times was when we conceived. We were very lucky!

Post # 13
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I stopped the pill about 10 months before trying. I used charting to avoid during that time. We had two months of NTNP, then the next month we decided to really try. I was charting CM and temping so I knew I O’d on cd17, we BD’d from cd10-cd22 and would alternate positions, one night missionary next night doggy style. We also used preseed and afterward I would just lay there for 20 minutes. I got my BFP that first month of really trying. Good luck, I hope you get your BFP soon!!

Post # 14
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Why do I not believe some posters? Why.

Post # 15
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Never used BCP. It took us 10 cycles for us to conceive. I used clear blue OPK and observed EWCM. 

Post # 16
3213 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

Never on BC, started TTC on our wedding night, 10 months later we finally got our BFP. I charted for the last 5 cycles to be sure that I was ovulating because I had irregular cycles and little to no CM with what CM did occur appearing in multiple patches per cycle (possible signs of annovulatory cycles). We BD’d as much as we could manage. We got O-4, O-2, and O-1 on the cycle we conceived.

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