Post # 1
A lot of people posting on Bee seem to be charting, temping, timing the BD and very actively TTC, which is all good. I’ve seen plenty of threads on how long it takes, usually while people are really trying, for different age groups etc.
But I was just wondering, of those who had just dropped the birth control and otherwise carried on as normal, how many of you conceived and how long did it take?
I’m just curious really, hope I haven’t missed a thread like this already.
Post # 2
I didn’t want to get wrapped up in charting and what not. We let nature take its course and 6 months later i became pregnant. I had an app that suggested the days i ovulated but it was WAY wrong. If i had charted and took my temp i would have known. I think if it was over a year of NTNP i would have taken things more seriously.
Post # 3
LilLis: we used pull out method when I stopped BC. On my second cycle off bc my husband didn’t pull out one day and I got pregnant.
Plenty of people get pregnant without actively trying, you just don’t hear about it as often on these boards.
Post # 4
LilLis: initially we were NTNP starting on our honeymoon at the end of May 2013 and found out I was pregnant just two months later. So it is possible and can happen fairly quickly. I ended up miscarrying at 11 weeks which is when we switched to actively TTC. I had been off birth control for years before that and we had used condoms prior to our honeymoon. It might take longer if you’re waiting for your cycles to regulate after coming off hormonal BCP.
Post # 5
MrsWBS: You really don’t hear about it that much on the boards. I guess it makes sense if you are really trying your more likely to be on the TTC boards than if you are…..letting things happen if they do!
I suppose we are back full circle, people used to know their bodies, then for a while we kind of forgot, now people are taking an interest again so are planning a lot more, making sure they give themselves the best possible chance each time.
So my survey of three says an average of 3 months NTNP! Not a huge range but interesting.
Post # 6
We haven’t pulled BC just yet, but we’re planning to NTNP rather than charting, at least at first. Honestly, I’m kind of looking forward to the NTNP period, so I don’t really want to rush a pregnancy. But if we’ve been NTNP for a year, we’ll probably get more serious and start charting.
Post # 7
On average, it’s probably about 6 months to get pregnant while NTNP (the average for those timing things perfectly is about 3 months).
That said, I temped and charted for 10 cycles before I got pregnant. I thought it was never going to happen. I am glad that we DID from the start, though, as when we went in to the RE, we had tangible proof that I should have already gotten pregnant. It also showed a strong likelihood that I was ovulating and everything was normal.
However, for most folks, it’s not necessary.
Post # 8
I stopped bc in December 2012, started NTNP in June 2013, got pregnant in October. Unfortunately it ended in MC, but still, we got pregnant 5 months NTNP
Post # 9
We just decided to stop birth control and I used a free app to tell me when I should ovulate and when we should try…the app worked and I’m currently 8w pregnant.
Post # 10
We started NTNP in December of 2012 and got pregnant that same month. I also used an app to tell me when I **should be** ovulating.
Post # 11
LilLis: I just finished my first month off birth control, NTNP, and I’m pregnant already.
Post # 12
Congrats! May I ask which app you both were using?
Post # 13
Fluffmallow: I think mine was called WomanLog Calendar. You just put in when AF comes and it gives you a estimation of when you should be ovulating
Post # 14
Fluffmallow: I was using Lady Timer. It’s free and was super easy to use on my iphone.
Post # 15
I was NTNP/casually TTC (no opk’s, temping or charting… Just tracked AF on my phone). It took about 7 months, so accounting for one super long cycle, it was probably 6 cycles.