(Closed) How long did it take for you to get pregnant after BC?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Charlies_Angel:  my wedding is in March, too! We’re planning to NTNP soon after and if that doesn’t work, actively start TTC in July/August.  I don’t want to go off BC before the wedding in case of bad side effects, so I will be stopping the pill at the end of the pack after the wedding.  

I have heard people saying they got pregnant the first month and others it took 12+ months.  I think it really varies from person to person.

Good luck! 

Post # 4
3417 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I got pregnant within a month after getting off my shot. I wasn’t even really trying to get pregnant and my doctor said it usually takes about 6-12 months before you can concieve. She was wrong and I had twins 🙂

Post # 5
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I gave my body a few months to adjust after stopping the pill. I stopped in April and we used condoms until July. We conceived in August.

Post # 6
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

I wed in March 2012 and got off BC January 2012. We TTCed for a year and no sticky pregnancies. I say get off now and use an alternate form of BC if you will be TTC any time soon =)

Post # 7
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ChuckNorris:  Agreed!

I got married in June. We have been trying for 7 cycles. No success thus far.

Post # 8
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I came off birth control mid August (a week or so before my wedding). 

The first two months we were NTNP, then the third month we really started trying and used OPKs. I became pregnant that month, in November.

Post # 9
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I got married Dec 2nd and took my last pill.  I’m about 6 weeks pregnant right now but we weren’t actively trying but trying to prevent either. It’s different for everyone though… I really wanted to get off the pill before the wedding but I also didn’t want any weird side effects, so we waited until after the wedding.

Post # 10
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We started TTC as soon as I went off the pill.  It took three months.  We consider ourselves so blessed.  😀

Post # 11
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

3 cycles!  I have longer cycles (34 days) so it took me 2 cycles of charting and temping to figure out when I was ovulating so we missed it the first 2 cycles but it worked the 3rd.    

Post # 12
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I went off BC in August.  We started trying then.  My cycles have been really whacked and all over the place since coming off BC; however, got a BFP this month.  So, took 5 months.  

Post # 13
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went off in May, started trying in August, and got lucky in October!

Post # 14
409 posts
Helper bee

It took 5 cycles in total if i exclude the first one off the pill because we used condoms that month.  The five I count are one where I was still figuring the whole charting thing out where we accidentally had sex in my fertile window and the four after that when we decided to really try. My cycles were all completely different with completely different temps, ovulation dates and lengths (they ranged from 28-40 days). I think i went off the pill in the second week of April and i got pregnant at the end of September.

Post # 15
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went off the pill in June and got pregnant my second cycle in July. Unfortunately that one didn’t  stick but am pregnant again (BFP in December). Hopefully this one sticks in which case it took 5 cycles. I was actively charting, temping, OPKing etc.

Post # 16
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

BFP on 3rd cycle off BCPs for me.  I went all out on the third cycle with charting, OPKs, Pre-seed, Sperm Meets Egg Plan, VitB complex (bc my luteal phase was on the short side previous 2 cycles) and FertiliTea with Vitex.  I don’t know which one did the trick or  if it was just plain luck.  I think they say a good rule is to give yourself anywhere from 3-6 months off the pill, but then again, so many people get pregnant off of it right away.  Everyone is so different, it is just hard to say.  One thing I did was search charts on FF for pregnancy charts “After birth control pills” and the average TTC months was 2, but I don’t know if this means they started right after the pill or what.  Highly recommend charting once you do stop BCPs, though! 🙂 

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