(Closed) How long did it take you to conceive after getting off the pill?

posted 8 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long did it take you to conceive after getting off the pill?
    Right away! : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Less than 2 months : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Less than 6 months : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Over 6 months : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Over a year : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Over two years + : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (7 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 4
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I was off the pill for about 3 months, but we got pregnant the first month we really “tried” – as in I was tracking my ovulation and knew which days we should “try.”  I tested positive 3 days before my missed period and was shocked because both of our doctors said it would probably take a while since I’m in my 30s.   Show’s how much they know!

    Post # 5
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I got off the pill mid Sept of this year so this will be our second month of ‘trying’…im 36 and am hoping my age dosen’t slow our chances.

    Post # 7
    46 posts
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I got off the pill mid june and started trying by the end of July. I got my aunt flow first week of August, so I thought we had failed at TTC… However my obgyn said date of conception was Aug 5. Apparently my body was still trying to regulate, because my date of conception was 2 weeks before I was supposed to ovulate. Oh and just so u know, I was never regular before the pill

    Post # 9
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I went off the pill last July, we used condoms until October, when we started trying after our wedding. I got pregnant this past August, but we lost the pregnancy. 

    Post # 11
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @cherrycoke: Thank you. Just read the rest of your post…I went on the pill at 15, and was on it for a decade, and I don’t remember what my periods were like pre-pill, but I’ve heard that a lot of girls get pregnant right off the pill. 

    Post # 12
    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I got off the pill (after 10 years) in April, waited 3 months per the OB’s recommendation, and got pregnant in August (2nd try). 



    Post # 14
    30 posts
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We are just at the point of starting to TTC, but my experience was very similar to yours: went on BCP at 19, stopped at 26, had very irregular periods before the pill. 

    Honestly, my experience so far has not been great.  I went off the pill in April and did not have a period until the end of September.   I had tests conducted by my doc, including an ultrasound, but she seems to think that even though I seem to continue to be having the same super irregular periods as before I went on the pill that if I just wait I will magically ovulate when I am able to “de-stress.”  I am annoyed by her assessment, especially because it looks like my current cycle since that period at the end of September is annovulatory as well.  But, my husband and I are moving at the end of this month, so I am going to look for a new doc who will actually help me after we relocate.

    So, my advice to you is: Get off the pill NOW even if TTC is in your distant future plans.  Some people might have success right after coming off the pill, but it might take your body much, much longer to even out.  And if you are like me and your periods end up being irregular like they were before, it will take a long time before most docs will take your problems seriously.  Also, if you haven’t already, read Taking Charge of Your Fertility and start charting so you have a good idea of if/when you ovulate post-pill.  On a side note, all of your docs will want to you be as healthy as possible before they investigate, so try to eat as healthy as you can, exercise regularly if you don’t already, and start taking a good prenatal.  Some people like to just leave things up to chance, but people with a history of irregular period should be more proactive, in my opinion.  Be an advocate for your health and I wish you the best of luck!

    Post # 16
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @cherrycoke: My doctor told me three months (ideally) to be on perscription prenatal pills.  Maybe that’s why here as well?

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