Longtime Pill Ladies – How long did it take to conceive after stopping the pill?

posted 7 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It took me 2.5 years, but I am the exception not the rule. I had a manager in her late 30s who came off the pill and was pregnant 4 weeks later.

I think it is worth coming off a bit early to see what your cycles are like, but there is no need to .

Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I was on the pill for 10+ years. I stopped taking it after our wedding in August, and I got a BFP in November (3 cycles after stopping). 

Post # 4
1187 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Commenting to follow…

I just stopped HBC this Sunday, on my withdrawal bleed now. 

We won’t be TTC until May but I’ve been on it for 12 years so I’m giving myself a good six months to regulate. We’ll see! 

Post # 5
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I haven’t started TTC but I went off the pill after 15 years in March and didn’t get a period until October. I have a friend who didn’t get hers for over a year, and another who got pregnant almost right away. It really depends on the individual but I would go off sooner rather than later and use alternative methds of BC. 

Post # 6
4117 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Was on the pill for 18ish year. Went off in April, got a bfp in July. 

Post # 7
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

I was on the pill for 8 years. Got off and about 2 months later I was pregnant

Post # 8
265 posts
Helper bee

I was on the pill for 11 years and got pregnant my first cycle off (with twins, no less!). It’s different for everyone but don’t underestimate your body’s ability to bounce right back 😊

Post # 9
1988 posts
Buzzing bee

When I went off the pill my cycle was regular immediately and stayed that way.  Ultimately we needed IVF to conceive for reasons unrelated to the pill.

Post # 10
7824 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I came off it last July and got a BFP in Nov, our second cycle trying (and my fourth cycle off BC). Unfortunately I miscarried, but got pregnant again three cycles later and just gave birth to a healthy baby a couple weeks ago. 

I recommend coming off the pill a few months before TTC. I do think my cycles were wonky those first few months off the pill. 

Post # 11
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I came off the pill in August and got my bfp the first week of September. I’d been on the pill for 18 years and thought it would take a while for my cycle to return to normal. The positive test was a bit of a shock, even though we were trying! 

Post # 12
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I was on the pill for 20+ years. With all three pregnancies I went off had one cycle and was pregnant by the next. So, while it might take a while, make sure your ready! 😄. Good luck!

Post # 13
917 posts
Busy bee

Not trying to get pregnant quite yet, but I was on the pill for about 12 years until September 22 of this year. My first cycle was about 55 days; hoping to normalize more from here on out. 

Post # 14
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Two months for me, after about 15 years on the pill. 

Post # 15
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

14 years for me, regular cycles straight away – got pregnant on cycle 3, currently 22 weeks!

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