(Closed) How long before TTC did you go off birth control?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long before TTC did you go off birth control?
    I stopped taking BC, and we started trying right away : (23 votes)
    41 %
    1-3 cycles : (13 votes)
    23 %
    3-6 cycles : (9 votes)
    16 %
    more than 6 cycles : (11 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We aren’t TTC yet but when we do, I’ll stop taking BC and we’ll start trying right away.  I figure we might as well see if we get lucky while waiting for the cycles to regulate!

    Post # 4
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I was very nervous that it would take a long time for my cycles to regulate and that I would kick myself for not stopping it sooner, and it was causing a fair amount of anxiety. I went off when I finished my 90 day supply, which was about 4 months before we planned to TTC. As it turns out, my cycles did regulate pretty quickly, but the peace of mind knowing that was worth the inconvenience of having to prevent by other means. 

    I also did want to have time for the hormones to leave my system.

    Post # 5
    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    4 cycles and I wish I would have got off earlier, takes a while for some to regulate.

    Post # 6
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    @MrsSawyer: same. Wish I’d given myself way more time.

    Post # 7
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Our PCP recommended waiting 2 months + starting prenatals before starting. After cycle 1 my OBGYN gave us the green light, but we waited until the start of the next cycle. We wanted to see what my “normal” cycle/signs would be. Charting for 2 months gave us that oppurtunity, and made us feel very confident in moving into TTC.

    Hope this Helps!

    Post # 8
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Mrs.KMM:  i will be the same. i will stop taking the pills when we are TTC (spring next year) which is two months befor e wedding (start of november) so if in that two months i fall pregnant yay

    Post # 9
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    This is only my second cycle off BC and first full one of TTC. We were going to wait until later this fall to TTC but I got impatient so we decided to try our luck now. 

    Post # 10
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I stopped the pill in June and we waited one full regular cycle (and a half) before trying in July.

    Post # 11
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I stopped my pills last August & we ideally wanted to get pregant after the new year. It took a while for me to regulate (my first cycle of bc was 100 days) & we got a BFP in early Jan!

    Post # 12
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I just stopped in July and we started right away.  I’ve actually been having some cramping the past few days so I’m crossing my fingers that we got lucky first cycle off BC.  If I don’t get AF by Friday I’ll be POAS!   Wish me luck!

    Post # 13
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I went off in January and officially decided to TTC Feb 24. We initally were gonna wait until after the wedding but changed our mind.

    Post # 14
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My family has a history of taking a REALLY long time to regulate hormonally after going off BC, we’re talking years. Darling Husband and I decided to go off BC in Feb of 2010 to allow my hormones to normalize before we start TTC, probably in late 2012/early 2013.

    Post # 15
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    I had already been off them 6+ months to see if my cycle would regulate. They never did, but that’s due to my dodgy ovaries.

    Post # 16
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I stopped taking the pill last month, thinking we would try in September. But we have now decided to try straight away.  I have just started my first TWW would love to get pregnant straight away but know its highly unlikely.

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