(Closed) How long are u supposed to wait to try and get pregnant after u stop taking BC?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My doctor told me that you can really start trying as soon as you’re off BC. There’s no medical evidence (that I know of) that shows that it’s bad to try to get pregnant right away. BC is basically out of your system within a few days or a week (hormonal, pill-type BC, anyway). 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m curious about the answers to this question as well, but I do have one question.  Did he mean they needed to wait 3-5 months because of the miscarriage or to let the BC get out of her system? 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think that many doctors are comfortable with 3 months… but of course the longer you’re off of it and your body has time to adjust & regulate the better.

I think it also depends on the type of bc you’re on. I had friends that were on the shot and still got pregnant quite often, to only miscarry b/c of the bc.

I was on the nuvaring for just over year and was off for exactly 3 months when I got pregnant.

Hopefully this next go round for your friend goes better 😉

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The hormones are out of your system within a couple days. You don’t have to wait any time at all to start trying. (My sister got pregnant 3 weeks after stopping BCP, she hadn’t even had a period yet.)

However, your cycle may not be normal for several months as your body gets re-adjusted.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Earlybride: Do you know what type of BC she was one? Because the pill is out of your system in a matter of days, as @abbyful said. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was always under the impression that you can get pregnant pretty much as soon as you come off the pill. Your system won’t necessarily go back to normal immediately but I got pregnant after forgetting my pill just once (I miscarried very early on, I think it would be considered a “chemical pregnancy”).

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My doctor told me I could start trying right away. They like you to wait a month or so, but they said that is just to make determining the due date easier – which they do by a sonogram anyway so I don’t think even that matters. I got pregnant 2 wks after going off the pill and that was one of my concerns I brought up to my doctor at my first prenatal apt. She said not to worry about it. But I was on the pill, maybe other forms of BC are different??

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My midwife suggested 2-3 months to allow for my uterus to thicken. She also suggested the same thing after a miscarriage. However, lots of different people in the medical field suggest different things. Have them figure out what’s best for you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I was taking seasonique and quit at the beginning of June, and was pregnant by July. So far, everything has been progressing just fine. 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

BC is completely out of your system within a couple of days.  That is why if you miss more than 2 days of taking BC, you have the potential to become pregnant.  When a woman starts ovulating off of the pill is the difference.  Some woman ovulate almost immediately whereas some take 2 -3 months to begin ovulating off of the pill.  This is mainly because of the hormones your body starts making to initiate ovulation following the pill.  Some doctors will tell people to wait only because it may take a couple months to become regular again, thus making calculating ovulation and fertility levels easier.  As far as I can tell there is no medical reason to wait other then it makes it difficult to pinpoint optimal fertility for comception.  It’s terrible that your friend had to go through that but it shouldn’t have anything to do with trying so soon after BC.  Now she needs to wait to allow her uterus to heal from the miscarriage and become stable enough to carry a child to term.

On a sidenote, I got pregnant two weeks after stopping the pill.  My doctor said that it happens a lot and for some it’s there most fertile time.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with VegasPug.  BC is completely out of your system within a couple of days.  That is why if you miss more than 2 days of taking BC, you have the potential to become pregnant.  I asked my doctor on my last check-up visit (because I won’t be back for my next check-up again until a few months after we’re married) and she said we could try pretty much right away so to be careful if we weren’t quite ready when I stopped BC.  We do want to wait a little while after we’re married so we can enjoy being a couple before being a “family” but we do think we want to start trying within a year of our marriage so that’s why I wanted to know.  But yeah, I would think that it was out of your system fairly quickly because as a warning on your pills it says if you miss 2 days or more of your BC pills then you should use a back up method of BC.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

My doctor also recommended 2 months after BC. We got pregnant about 8 months later and had a MC, and told me to wait another 2 cycles after that to start trying again. 

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