Post # 1
Im getting married November this year and my fiance and I would like to try for a baby mid next year and I’m wondering how long it took you after coming off BCP?
I get really paranoid that I’m going to be infertile, dont know if thats just me but anyway!
Post # 3
I got off BC (Nuvaring) the cycle before the wedding and got pregnant on the honeymoon. I think, if anything, it helped to start trying right away insntead of waiting to “regulate” because my body was still on the same schedule.
Post # 5
I think every woman that wants a baby is scared that she will be infertile.
As far as “how long”, it varies from person to person. Some people’s bodies take 6 months to have regular cycles again after BCP, some regulate right away. And with pregnancy, you have about a 20% chance each month, some people get pregnant the first month they try, but doctors say it can take a perfectly healthy fertile couple up to a year to get pregnant.
For my personally, my cycles regulated right away, and we got pregnant on our 3rd month of trying. (With my nephew, my sister got pregnant 2 weeks after stopping the pills.)
Post # 6
I don’t have an answer for you, but I know that even though my DH and I don’t really want to officially TTC until this summer, I am off BC starting this cycle and NTNT because I have heard so much on the infertility posts that sometimes it is easier to conceive right after you get off BC rather than waiting. I’d rather have a happy accident early than the stress of not being able to have a baby naturally. Good luck!
Post # 7
I was on BCP for 14 years. I went off in February of 2011 and it took me until September of 2011 for my cycles to go back to normal. We finally conceived in November… so 9 months! It took both my sisters a similar amount of time or more after going off long-term BCP to get preggo. Hope that helps.
Post # 8
@passionfruit18: I came off the Nuvaring in July after being on various types of BC for 10 years and let my cycles regulate before the wedding. We were kind of NTNT immediately before the wedding, but once I started charting and we were actually TTC, it took us 2 cycles thankfully. I’m still hoping for this baby to stick – I’m only 5 weeks! Hope this is helpful!
Post # 9
It took us about 6 months. I went off the pill in May2011, and we were “safe” during the month of June because I didn’t want to get pregnant before our Hawaiian honeymoon in July. In July, we were NTNT and I was convinced I’d come home pregnant. Not so much. We spent the next 4 months actively trying – temping/charting – and I got my BFP in November!
But like others said, everyone is different. I have a friend that went off the pill and got pregnant that very first month. I also have a friend that got pregnant after getting her tubes tied! So basically, anything can happen!
Post # 10
It doesn’t just have to do with being on pills. I know couples that took years of trying. It is not something you can really predict. My cycles took a few months to regulate after BC, but I was not TTC at that time (in college). But even with regular cycles it can take time, like abbyful said.
ETA: My mother was told she would never have kids and had 4 healthy children!
Post # 11
I was told by a doctor that it may take me a long time to get pregnant since I have endometiosis. I had been on the pill for 6 years, so I decided to get off, and hoped we would conceieve about 9 months to a year from then. We were going to practice NFP until we were ready to start officially trying.
however, I got pregnant after being off BCP for just 2 cycles.
my doctor said it was a “miracle,” but i know several woman with endo this has happened to, and one has four kids!
Post # 12
I was on nuvaring and stopped on or around the 20th of July, was supposed to put a new one in on July 25th but wasn’t able to get to the clinic to get it. My estimated date of conception was August 1st. I guess that makes it my very first cycle off BC?
Everyone is different, but it is a myth that it takes a certain amount of time for you to be able to get pregnant. It will take a certain amount of time for your cycles to regulate, but if you happen on the right time, you can still get pregnant even if you don’t have regular cycles yet!
Post # 13
I had the very same fear!! Now I am about 5 weeks pregnant 🙂 I went off BCP in April, but we did not have unprotected sex until November so it only took 2 months for us. Good luck to you!!!
Post # 14
Wow thank you so mich for your replies everyone! I will feel more normal now if it takes longer. Im young so im hoping thats in my favour! Thanks again everyone!
Post # 15
I went off BCP in the spring after being on them for 13 years. My cycles regulated immediately, and I was pregnant 3 cycles later. I feel like we were pretty lucky though. I know a lot of women take a while for their cycles to regulate after coming off of BCP.
Post # 16
I haven’t started TTC but I am exactly the same as you! I worry I wont be able to get pregnant, im getting off my bcp the cycle before my wedding.