(Closed) BCP, TTC…it's all a little new, and I'm feeling a little lost!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You should read through the TTC boards, they are SO helpful!!! Pregnancy can come at anytime, even if you’ve been on BC for a long time. I’ve even read that the first few months can be a very fertile time, so if you’re trying to wait until summer, you might want to start charting so you can figure out your fertile windows and use backup protection in the meantime. I’m new to TTC as well so I’m learning it all but just wanted share what I’ve learned so far and also now I’m here so I can follow up to see others’ responses! Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Some people are really fertile afterwards, and some it takes some time! It’s a hard thing to plan for. If you’re okay with getting pregnant or using a back-up method, then going off a few months in advance isn’t a bad idea! But even with perfect fertility and conditions you only have a 20% chance per cycle, so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when even if you do everything that you can! 

For me, I was on the progesterone only mirena iud. I think I returned to having full regular periods in 4 months, and got pregnant on my first fertile cycle. I know lots of people that got pregnant right away after discontinuing birth control and lots of people who have 6+ unsuccessful cycles.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wish there was some way to know if you were going to be one of the really fertile ones the month or two after quitting the pill or if it was going to take a while to regulate and ovulate.  Wishful hoping for those of us who are super planners! 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Peffy:  Well yay for almost TTC! 🙂 Stopping your BC sooner couldn’t hurt anything. I wish I had stopped mine sooner. That way I could’ve had my cycles regulated and known when I could expect to be ovulating by now. I stopped my BC in September and I’m still not sure what’s going on with my cycles. If you’re planning on getting pregnant a certain month, I would definitely give yourself time to regulate everything just in case! As for diet, we both just decided to be more conscious of what we’re eating. I also cut way back on caffeine. I only drink decaf coffee/lattes and tea now. Good luck!! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Peffy:  I don’t think that the amount of time that it takes to get regular again necessarily has to do with being regular before BCP, I think it’s just more based on how your particular body reacts to that particular hormone! Which isn’t great from a planning perspective! If it makes you feel better though, one of my besties and I are both overplanning and were TTC at about the same time, and we weren’t remotely relaxed about it and carried it out like a military operation, and both got pregnant within two months of starting. So I don’t think planning actually hinders it in any way, just makes you more obsessive!

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