Post # 16
Overall Iʻve been on the pill for about 11 years for extreme irregularity. The only time I went off of it was right before my first marriage collapsed cuz we were talking baby and I wanted to see what my body would do. My periods were super weird those few months. Luckily we didnʻt conceive since that marriage collapsed but I now know it might take a while for my body to even out. That being said, I still echo Mrs.Nerdy that I wonʻt be stopping again until we are actually ready to get pregnant since it CAN happen quickly. As your friend, I wouldnʻt get a yearʻs supply for a 2-3 month gap, can you just be extra careful? Thatʻs not a lot of time really and you can start pre-natals while youʻre being careful.
Post # 17
I’ve been off almost 6 months now and nothing.
Post # 18
I haven’t conceived yet, but here are my 2 cents: if you can go off now and use another birth control method, do it. I was on birth control pill for 6 years and it seemed like everyone I knew got pregnant right away after stopping. Well, I didn’t get my period for almost 5 months. I’ve had my period a couple of times but the luteal phase (th time after ovulation but before my period) has been 8 days and then 7 days. If you learn about ttc, you’ll find out that a luteal phase less than 12 days makes it difficult to conceive, but less than 10 days is impossibe.
I don’t know if this is because of the pill or if the pill was just hiding a problem I already had.
I’m working on getting another appointment with my Dr. to see if I can go on clomid without having to wait the whole year since I know I’m not having sufficient ovulation. I just wish someone had told me that some women have serious issues like this- because I thought I would at least have regular cycles by now.
Post # 19
littleanchor : this. It’s so easy to care about your due date when you don’t have problems conceiving (I was the same at first).
I am due on Christmas Eve and people asked why I didn’t skip it or they would never want to have a December baby.
It took me a year and a miscarriage to fall pregnant with my son and when I see him wiggling on my scan or hear his heartbeat I don’t give a f*ck when I’m due.
Post # 20
Took the last pill on Christmas Day, used OPKs for a couple months and tracked cycle on Fertility Friend to actually avoid getting pregnant before June, stopped avoiding fertile days beginning in July, made a point to have sex on fertile days in October and November, got knocked up in November.
Post # 21
With my first, no time at all. I got pregnant that month after stopping the pill. With my second, I had an IUD in and had it removed in January. We didn’t seriously start trying until May of that year and found out I was pregnant in September. But my cycles were all funky during that time, and were ranging anywhere from 45-60 days in length; so in actuality it only took 2 cycles become pregnant.
Post # 22
I stopped BC in January, prevented till June, conceived first try.
Post # 23
tulipdazey : I was on BC for 13 years and stopped October 2015. I personally feel like it’s a good idea to be off of it and let your natural cycle happen for a while before TTC. I wanted to be off of it for a year at least, and we did get pregnant the first month that we actively tried. Those ClearBlue Ovulation sticks are amazing!
Post # 24
I got off the pill Feb 2014 (after our honeymoon) but we prevented until October of that year. I used that time to allow my cycle to do its thang (which was a good thing because it took me over 3 months to get a period!!) and start doing things like taking prenatals, other vitamins, work out my thyroid issue (that I didn’t know I had!). Once we started ttc I conceived immediately!