Anyone TTC / ovulate regularly after moving cycle around on BCP?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1383 posts
Bumble bee

My cycle was normal immediately after going off the pill and I skipped my period all the time, just to avoid having it. I would skip every second one. 

Now, it took us awhile to conceive but we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. But it had nothing to do with my cycle. 

Post # 4
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I used to roll packs together all the time to avoid having inconvenient periods (assuming that’s what you mean?) and my cycle was normal straight away after coming off the Pill (after 14 years on it). I conceived on cycle 3 – currently 31 weeks pregnant.

Best of luck on your TTC journey! x

Post # 5
2009 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes I used to all the time. I came off the pill in August and got pregnant in December. 

Post # 6
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I was in a 10 week cycle on hormonal contraceptives (run 3 lots together, off for one), I’m just starting to chart. I’m cautiously optimistic that I’ll be ok from a natural cycle point of view!

Post # 7
255 posts
Helper bee

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busybee86 :  My cycle was irregular after coming off BCP, but I fell pregnant 5 months (6 cycles) after. It had not regulated, suppose I just got lucky. 

Post # 8
1496 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I went off BC at the end of November to start TTC in May. I would occasionally skip my period and I was on all kinds of different pills and the nuvaring over the years. I‘ve had two full cycles so far, exactly 30 days, but I ovulate late (cd 20-21) so my luteal phase is short. Dr said I still have three months so it should regulate by then… 

It sucks to use condoms, but my advice is to go off BC sooner so that your body has time to regulate. 

Post # 11
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It really shouldn’t matter. Any bleeding you have on BC pills is medication induced. It’s not equivalent to a natural cycle. 


If you choose to go back on birth control pills in the future it would make more sense to skip the “placebo” pills all together and move to the next pack vs stop a pack early to have a “period.”

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