Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015
I read somewhere that been in BC can actually help “preserve” ovary eggs. That’s the word they used. As we know, the eggs age as we age. I have no scientific evidence to prove this is true or not, but I have only been in BC for a year total in my entire life, and I am somewhat concerned about my fertility. I notice I have irregular cycles and spotting at times when I didn’t use to before. I became irregular when I turned 23 and I am 28 now. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment.
Post # 3
Pretty much since I was 19, and I’m 28 now. I’m a little nervous it will affect my fertility, but I’m not going to go off it until after my wedding so I try not to worry too much about it!
Post # 4
I’ve been on the pill for about 10 years. I’ve seen some women say it can take a little while for your body to ovulate again after stopping the pill but I’ve also seen others say they got pregnant the month they stopped. I plan to talk to my OB/GYN about it once we start TTC. Try not to stress about it. If you’re seriously concerned, call your doctor.
Post # 5
I’ve been taking BC pills since I was 18, so about 10 years ago. I am a bit concerned it will negatively affect TTCing :S
Post # 6
I was on birth control for over 11 years from age 16 to 27. I haven’t started TTC so I don’t know how it will or won’t affect things (or if there is really even any way to tell that). I do know that I had no issues coming off of it, surprisingly. I’ve been off for about 6 months and I have loooved it. I was almost immediately regular, and I really had no ill side effects except a couple of extra zits. My periods are actually now shorter and lighter OFF of it, I have absolutely no PMS, and I just feel better over all.
Post # 7
I took BC pills for 10 years (I’m 31 now) and stopped in January to start TTC. I ovulated my first cycle off the pill and got pregnant on my 3rd cycle.
Post # 8
I answered 9-10 years, I got off of it nearly 9 months ago. We have been using non-hormonal methods of BC since I stopped but starting last month we are now casually TTC.
Most women I know have had no problems with fertility after stopping BC. Everything we know about hormonal BC, research, studies say it’s generally safe and has little or no effect on future fertility.
I guess it remains to be seen for me. I chose to get off it because I turned 30 and although I don’t feel 100% ready to have kids I wanted to let my body find it’s own rythm again and I don’t want to put it off any longer, if it happens, it happens.
I have had some problems with my cycles being realling short, really light. I really don’ know if it’s a problem yet, my doctor told me to wait it out, but getting ancy.
Post # 9
I was on it for a bit over a year (started when I was 33 and was off before I hit 35). As for preserving eggs, I don’t know, but I DO know that my egg reserves are great for a woman of my age. I believe for me that it has most to do with my PCOS and the fact that I was probably very rarely ovulating for much of my life.