(Closed) Negatives of conceiving right after BC?

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(Closed) Negatives of conceiving right after BC?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Nah, my OB/GYN didn’t have me wait for any amount of time either – 

the only negative, if you can even call it that – it’s not really, was that I ovulated later than I expected, so my missed period/due date was later than I thought it would be. But I got pregnant on our first try. (11 years of us together/using BC pills)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The only thing I can think of is that it might take a while for your cycle to regulate itself as your body adjusts to not being on the pill.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I went off the pill end of July and got pregnant in September. Haven’t seen any down falls yet and haven’t heard of any either.   

My first cycle was only 23 days compared to the 28 that it was on the pill. I can’t tell you if it evened its self out after cause it never happened again lol. 

GOOD LUCK!!! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You were one of the gals during my wedding planning…so YAY!

Best of luck! 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We started trying as soon as I went off the pill.  As far as I understand there are no negative health impacts.  *But*, you should start on prenatal vitamins now if you haven’t already.  Apparently BC pills sap your body of folic acid, and you need to have plenty of folic acid for a healthy pregnancy.  The only downside is that it can be a little difficult to date a pregnancy if you do get pregnant the first cycle off of BC.  For us it took 3 cycles, so I’m happy we started trying right away.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@skibobrown:  I was going to say the same thing about the belief that BCP prevent absorption of some nutrients like folic acid, so it can be better to wait simply so your body is as health as possible.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Nothing to add although I do second those saying you should start taking prenatals except, I’m so happy another NYC bee will be TTC at the same time! Woohoo!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@hilsy85: It is harder to date it. I haven’t been to the doctor yet. But I have no clue when my actual due date is because I never had a regular cycle… I will hopefully find out after my appointment tomorrow 🙂 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@hilsy85: Yeah, they can date the pregnancy once you have your first dating ultrasound.  Not knowing exactly when you conceived can also make it more difficult to assess if something is going wrong initially — i.e. it can be more difficult to tell if hormones and baby’s size are progressing on target.  But overall, I think these aren’t major issues.  Especially, since like you said, there are plenty of people out there who never have regular cycles to begin with.  By keeping an eye on your fertility signs, and even charting if you want, you should be able to figure out when you ovulate… even on the first cycle.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@hilsy85: Oooh, Mommy & Me meetups will be so fun. NYC is brilliant for that stuff.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My best friend is in Quebec and I’m in Ontario.  Her doctor said try right away.  Mine said wait 3 cycles. 

Have you been taking folic acid?  

One reason is to build up the folic acid for a nice healthy baby.

Another reason is to more easily date the conception. (But if you do temperature charting you will be able to tell when your ovulation shift is anyways).  

But it must seriously not be a big deal, waiting or not waiting.  So I say do what you feel like. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

PS. I also remember you from wedding planning days. Yay.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am in baby prep mode. take your vitamins! 🙂 we are gonna start “trying” right away. Well, not trying by like checking my temp and my cycle but we are hoping to conceive right away!