Post # 1
Fiance and I were talking about TTC last night and we agreed that we would like to have a child next fall/winter. My work is very busy during the summer but a fall/winter baby would allow me to stay home once baby is born for a few months.
That being said, we agreed that it would be perfect to get pregnant in February-March. I am on Lutera (BC pill) now and have PCOS – My PCOS doesn’t seem to be as bad as others. Getting on the pill has really helped regulate my period and I have lost 40 since diagnosis. I spoke with my doctor before and she told me that if he and I had any trouble, she wouldn’t make me wait 6+ months before working on treatments, other methods, etc.
Do you think stopping my pill in December would be a good idea? When you would you quit taking it?
Post # 3
I stopped taking my BC in April to give my body a few months to regulate itself before we started TTC. That way I could get a feel for how long my cycles are, and make sure all the extra hormones were out of my system. This is our first official TTC cycle.
Post # 4
We’re thinking about trying in February or march as well. I went off the pill a few weeks a go, both bc I was sick of how I felt on it, and bc I want to give my body time to get back on track working normally. Are you taking Pre natal vitamins? You should start!
Post # 5
If you have PCOS it is a good idea to start trying and charting IMMEDIATELY! Sometimes women with PCOS have a sweet heart period where their bodies act ‘normally’. You will want to take advantage of this period if you have it before your homones get all out of wack!
I have been off the BCP since the end of May and I have not ovulated nor has AF come to visit so it looks like I am not one of those lucky ladies with a sweetheart period. I have an appointment with my Reproductive Endocrinologist to start Metformin in Sept so hopefully that will get me back in the game.
Post # 6
So are we behind then? Should I just stop taking them right after we get married? Can I take prenatal vitamins while on the pill?
Post # 7
yes, you can take them while on the pill! And as long as you use another form of protection, I see no harm in going off now 🙂