How soon did you go off hormonal birth control before TTC?

posted 8 months ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

keikochan :  Daysy is designed to take a reading after 3 hours of sleep, any time of day or night, and you can miss readings (though the fewer missed readings the better). There needs to be a gap of 18 hours between readings, but it sounds like it will work with your crazy schedule 🙂

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

keikochan :  yeah, it uses computer calculations based on 40+ years of fertility monitoring. That’s the bit that appealed to me, as I have terrible sleep patterns and don’t go to sleep/wake up at the same time each day. And I like that it very clearly gives you a red/amber/green so you know where you stand!

Post # 20
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Busy bee

keikochan :  this is actually my first full cycle using my Ava so we’ll see! My understanding is that you need at least 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep for it to be accurate! It was a little spendy but I am a science nerd and my husband liked the fact that we weren’t just guessing when I’m fertile since period apps aren’t usually accurate every cycle! 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

keikochan :  if you did get pregnant before, totally safe to travel unless you’re having pregnancy complications. Since being pregnant, I’ve been to China and South Africa. I will be going to the UK, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and Canada in the next few months. You can travel up to 36 weeks unless again complications. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

keikochan :  I wouldn’t get it replaced in May. It sounds like it’s similar to my situation where it definitely wouldn’t be the worst if you got pregnant at that point.

I had my mirena out in December and we’re going to TTC from this summer. Technically we are ready now, but waiting a little longer gives me chance to finish my exams before going off on mat leave. Not the worst if it does happen before then, but trying to be a bit practical. 

In the future I would love to not go on hormonal contraception but actually not sure if I want to keep tracking my cycles so much to time sex as I don’t really like that aspect of all this currently. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I went off at the end of November, and we will start TTC in May. Cycles still haven’t regulated so I kinda wish I did it sooner…

Was on HBC for ~10 years, never again!! 

 

ETA: Read TCOYF. We use condoms because none of my signs have been reliable enough yet for FAM. I got an Ava bracelet but it was crap, temperatures out on your wrist are not accurate so I sold it on ebay! I would not get the implant replaced, just find a method to avoid that makes you comfortable and start taking prenatals 3 months before.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

keikochan :  I had my nexplanon removed 1 year ago, just started TTC this month. We used condoms for the last year as we just got back from our Hawaii trip that I didnt want to be pregnat on. Decided to get it out with time to spare, just so that my body could regulate after a decade on hormonal BC. I am glad I did this, because my cycles were all over the place for 6 months with my cycles being fairly consistent for the last 5 cycles. 

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper

I went off birth control in July 2017 and we started TTC in October. My cycle bounced back pretty quick but was a bit irregular for the first few months (32 days, 24 days, then pretty consistently 26-28ish days). But, my periods were really light, and I kept ovulating pretty early, like CD12. I also had three losses (one at 7 weeks and two CPs) in the five cycles we TTC’d, before finally conceiving our daughter on the 5th cycle. I will always wonder if hormonal birth control fucked me up and that’s why I had those losses, but of course there’s no way to know for sure. I decided after that thoug h that I’ll never go back on hormonal birth control because I don’t want to worry about it. We are currently just using the pullout method while I wait for my cycle to return (I’m 3.5 months postpartum). Once it does, we’ll use family planning until we’re ready to TTC #2.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I wanted to add that the Implanon or Nexplanon lasts longer than they originally thought. 

I was on the Nexplanon and they told me it lasted 3 years. Then the FDA announced it was good for 4 years. So when I originally was going to get it taken out, I could actually keep it a year longer. Honestly, if I were you, I would keep it in until right before I wanted to ttc beause it’ll probably still work. There are studies that think it could be good for as long as 5-7 years. 

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