NTNP after the Pill

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I stopped the pill in January and we started TTC in August and I got pregnant in September. Now 24 weeks along with a baby boy. Good luck on your TTC journey! Btw I’m also young, 27. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Some people get pregnant on the pill, so it is really hard to say.  I think you’ll get answers all accross the board.  If you are having your exam in 8 months and it is important, then I’d wait at least a few more months before having unprotected sex.  Pregnancy can be rough and some people deliver early, so I wouldn’t risk that if you don’t have to.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

MissBridge :  A friend of mine got off the pill and got pregnant within the next month!  You never know.

Post # 5
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1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My sister went off the pill and was planning to NTNP, but was pregnant on the first non-pill cycle. I think she was 27 but maybe 26.  

On the other hand, I had my mirena taken out in July and we were kind of NTNP throughout Aug-Dec. Nothing happened, but I’m 34 and it was a really stressful time (DH started a new job in a new state – so we were apart for about 6 or 7 of those weeks and I was wrapping up my job and working on selling our house. Then we moved to a new time zone)

I started seriously temping and trying last cycle. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

lindsayE :  I read an article lately that indicated fertility for those in their 30s was only 3-4% lower than their 20s over the course of a given year of trying. But again, take that with a grain of salt as there are so many studies with different statistics. Just wanted to say don’t feel like you’re beyond your prime. I had 3 friends that all within a couple of cycles past 34 got pregnant once they actually started to try with some structure! Good luck Bee! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah I got pregnant right away, within a couple weeks of coming off the pill. I was on it 16 years for other reasons. So my only advice is to make sure you’re really ready or use condoms until you are 😁

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I went off the nuvaring in the middle of July 2016 after 12+ years of being on a hormonal birth control, and got pregnant middle of September 2016. I did use OPKs in August, mostly to see if I was ovulating at all after so long on birth control, in Sept, I wouldnt even say we were “trying” we had sex twice in the whole month and I got pregnant lol

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Got off the pill after 14 years, pregnant 2 months later. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

MissBridge :  Hi! I am 29 Darling Husband is 33. I was on the pill for 12 years and stopped in October. We were NPNT until Dec/Jan and we just found out we are pregnant! All I did was track my cycles and made sure we BD in my fertile window. I didn’t track ovualtion, but I could tell when it was happening based on my symptoms which you may or may not notice when you stop the pill. It also took about 2 months for me to get what I would consider a normal cycle. 

On another note. I knew I wanted kids and that I couldn’t wait to get pregnant, but it really didn’t hit me until AF came after our first month actually trying. Luckily the next month she didn’t show! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This is obviously all anecdotal, but I know at least 4 people who were pregnant within the first 2 cycles after stoppping the pill. I am hoping the same thing will happen for me in a few months here!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

I had my Mirena IUD removed in May, began charting to avoid in June. Cycle regulated pretty quickly. After our wedding in September, we began NTNP and that quickly turned in to *kind of* trying in Oct/Nov. We took a step back to basically NTNP, kind of avoiding fertile week, and with one impulsive moment and early ovulation–now 5 weeks 2 days pregnant. So… 4 months NTNP? Sort of?

 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had my Mirena IUD removed, and then we NTNP for 2 years with no pregnancy. I did chart so I knew my fertile window, but we definitely had months where be BD’ed during it. We have been actively TTC for 9 months now. No BFP yet.

It’s honestly luck of the draw. You can poll a hundred people and it honestly doesn’t matter – because their body is different from yours. I know a ton of people who got pregnant their first month off BC, and others (like me) who were off for years and never got pregnant. Darling Husband and I are also healthy and tests have all come back normal.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It took about 7 months of NTNP. Stopped the pill after our wedding in September and found out I was pregnant in April 2016. Dirty Delete is 11 weeks old today.

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