(Closed) Is it worth going on BC pills for a short term?

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It might take you guys a while before you get pregnant, so you might not need them! But I’ve taken allese or marvelon (both the 28 pack). It takes at least a week, or 2 to be safe for them to kick in. The side effects for all pills vary, but the weight gain is usually water weight. If you take them, then go off of them it might mess your cycle up for a month or so. They wont mess up if you go off them then want to try for kids, my sister was on the pill for 6 years, then when she went off it to have babies, she got pregnant right away! All you can do it talk to your doctor, but i know they discourage going off and on them.

But best of luck to you!

Post # 5
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@As_You_Wish:  could you use another method of contraception until you’re ready then?  Condoms? Withdrawl (although that may not work), or charting or something? 

Chances are you won’t get pregnant in those few short 4 months, but you never know! 

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think its worth starting BC for 4-6 months because your body takes a while to adjust to it and then it takes time for you to adjust once you stop taking it

Post # 8
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bells:  This exactly. 

The first 3 months of BC are an adjustment phase to begin with while your body gets used to it.  Doctors usually recommend still using a backup method in this case anyway during the first few months, so it might not make much sense for you if you plan on getting off them soon, especially if they mess with your cycle badly after getting off.

Post # 9
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll be honest – I don’t think I would mess with BCPs for that short of a time frame.  If you are only looking for protection for 4-6 months before TTC, I’d just go with charting and/or condoms or something.  They won’t be quite as effectve but I’d think they’d be sufficient for such a short period of time.

Post # 10
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

The pill crushes my libido beyond belief so personally, I’d find something else for my first few months of marriage!  If you start charting now, you should be pretty good at it when the time comes to rely on it.  Good luck!

Post # 11
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If its only for a few months I would go with condoms

Post # 12
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t mess with perfection, especially if you would like to concieve in the future!

Use condoms properly and you should be fine!

Post # 13
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t think it’s worth the side effects. If I could get away with not taking BC, I would not take it. Especially since you want to start TTC soon, using condoms for a few months is fine.

Post # 14
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If I were you, I wouldn’t bother with pills for only 4-6 months. 

Post # 15
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Have you considered something like the Fertility Awareness Method or NFP? Since you’re still 8 months out from your wedding, and only want to postpone pregnancy for a few months, it would definitely be worth learning about your cycle, and 8 months gives you plenty of time. You should read Taking Charge of Your Fertility if you haven’t already! You will learn soooo much about your body and when exactly you can and can’t get pregnant… no chemicals, hormones, or barriers (for at least most of the month, if you choose to go that route.)

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