Post # 1
Hello ladies! For those of you coming off of hormonal birth control, how long did it take you to get pregnant? I’m intending on stopping the pill and NTNP in the future. We aren’t in a rush to have kids so I wasn’t planning on going through the typical TTC stuff like charting. I figure if I do that, I’ll spend too much time hyper-focused on it and stressing about it given my type A personality. We are still relatively young (26/27) and healthy so there is no rush getting pregnant. I’d love to hear any stories or advice since I’m relatively new to the NTNP/TTC club! I’m 8 months out for my last professional licensure exam so this is the first time in my life I could even consider having a kid so that feeling is exciting and new for me.
Post # 2
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
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
MissBridge : A friend of mine got off the pill and got pregnant within the next month! You never know.
Post # 5
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 # 6
MrsBG : I totally agree! I’m going to give it some more time because the last thing I need is to sit through an 8 hour exam 7 months pregnant. I am just here to hear other people’s stories. I don’t have any sisters and most of my friends aren’t in the baby stage of life yet so I have limited exposure to pregnancy/ttc journeys.
Post # 7
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
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
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
Got off the pill after 14 years, pregnant 2 months later.
Post # 11
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
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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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
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
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.