How long did it take you to conceive your 1st child after coming off BC?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long did it take you to conceive your first child after coming off of birth control?
    Immediately! : (8 votes)
    25 %
    1-2 months : (7 votes)
    22 %
    3-4 months : (5 votes)
    16 %
    5-6 months : (1 votes)
    3 %
    7-8 months : (1 votes)
    3 %
    9-10 months : (1 votes)
    3 %
    1 year : (2 votes)
    6 %
    More than 1 year : (7 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    953 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I stopped taking BC at the end of February and then we prevented until May. We conceived our first cycle trying. I was glad to have a little time in there to see what my cycles were going to do! 

    Post # 3
    Member
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I can’t say anything about TTC, because I’m not yet. But as for waiting until October, you’re really only talking about 2-3 months. I know this well, because my wedding is in October. Is a 2-3 month timespan really worth getting a new prescription of birth control?

    Post # 4
    Member
    9815 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    tulipdazey :  I got pregnant immediately (O’d and conceived within a few weeks) and I was on BCP for 16 years.  You can definitely get pregnant immediately.  Although it can take some women ~3 cycles to regulate, so if you do opt to go off early for that reason just use other methods of protection if you don’t want to get pregnant.  If you don’t want to get pregnant until October, then wait till October to try.  If you want to go off BCP now that is fine, just use condoms.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    The month we started I was afraid I’d end up pregnant the first month and be due at Christmastime. No known issues and started trying at 31. Here we are 18 months later and I’m reviewing IVF options. I really regret caring so much about timing it just right and wish we had started earlier. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    6835 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    tulipdazey :  I went off BC in October but then we didn’t start TTC until April. I wanted a few months to see what my cycle was like without BC since I had been on it for over 15 years. When we started TTC we literally got pregnant right away, which I was not expecting. We’re thrilled we’re pregnant but I know my husband was kind of hoping it took a little more time. We still have so much to do before baby arrives (like buy a new house!). 

    Post # 9
    Member
    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    tulipdazey :  Honestly a few months in the scheme of things won’t make much of a difference. But logically, I still blame myself for not taking those extra few months. That being said, it is such a gamble no matter what you do. I never would have thought we’d need any fertility treatments, nevermind needing IVF.  I’d really ask yourself, if you were in this position, would you be able to afford it? If not, I would consider starting sooner rather than later. Alternatively, shop around and find yourself a good insurance plan that has infertility coverage, just in case. It will cost you, but it’s peace of mind that is priceless. We’re kicking ourselves for not switching to my work plan which covers IVF vs. my husband’s plan that only covers IUI (which has failed 3x). 

    Post # 10
    Member
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My doctor told me not to go off of BCP until I was actually ready to get pregnant. I’ve known several people that got pregnant immediately off the pill, one that was still on her pill but taking antibiotics. My cycle is still adjusting 3 months later and I’m still not pregnant, so my advice would be to go off of BCP but use condoms until you are actually ready to be pregnant. That way you can regulate your cycles but don’t end up pregnant too early. Don’t expect it to “take a while” because it really might not. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    littleanchor :  I’m so sorry to hear that. I have PCOS. So though, Fiance and I want to wait a while before TTC after the wedding, I’m nervous to wait too long. We would like to have 2-3 kids, and I’m 27. If we wait 2 years, and then I have difficulty conceiving… But then again, if we only wait a year or less, and then I conceive right away, that’s a huge time difference in a new marriage.

    It’s just something we can’t know or plan for, which is frustrating when it’s such a huge decision and has a large impact on our lives.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1369 posts
    Bumble bee

    It happened pretty quickly for us.  I remember I went off the pill in February and I was pregnant by April!  Good thing we were ready as we were happy it happened quickly.

    Post # 13
    Member
    728 posts
    Busy bee

    Not TTC but for what it’s worth, both me and my best friend took 6 months before we got our periods back after coming off the pill. My doctor told me 6 months is in the normal range of how long it can take for your body to figure it’s life out again. Now they are regular. Prior to BC I had regular periods as well. You just never know! My sister got her period back the next cycle after she quit so it really is a range. If I were you I would come off the pill and then just use condoms or pull out until you actively want to try. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    702 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I stopped taking it at the beginning of November, and started TTC after allowing my body one regular cycle off BC. Conceived the first month we tried (LMP date for my pregnancy is Dec 17).

    Post # 15
    Member
    1129 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    It took me 8 months to conceive after going off BCP. That pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and it took another 8 months (after my cycles returned to normal) to conceive again. I was 29 and 30 at the time.

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