(Closed) question about going off BC

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It all depends, it can take months or no time at all. Each person is different I would talk to your doctor and see what they recommend

Post # 3
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6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It all depends, it can take months or no time at all. Each person is different I would talk to your doctor and see what they recommend

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m adding this to my favorites as I’m curious to know as well for next year. I am planning to go off the pill around august of next year so that we can start trying right after the wedding. I’m hoping 2 months is enough for my body to get use to no BC. Thanks for posting this.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got pregnant immediately after going off the pill & I had been on it for about 20 yrs! So use some other sort of protection if you don’t want to get pregnant & be on the pill…it’s as simple as that.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some women return to ovulating and having a “normal” cycle as soon as they go off BCP (me!), some women don’t get another AF for months after stopping BCP and then resume “normal” cycles, some women have wonky cycles no matter what.  The main thing to take away from all of this is that you have no idea what your body will do off BCP until you do it.  Many women chart to TTA (trying to avoid) after stopping BCP, but of course there is a risk unless you are using the pull-out method or condoms during your fertile window.  If you are worried about having wonky cycles, I would recommend staying on BCP until 3 months before you would like to conceive and then start charting.  That way, you will have 3 months of charting under your belt, have a good idea of your cycle, and have the best knowledge possible to start your TTC journey.  But talk to your doctor – they know best in these cases.

Also – remember, there will always be women who got pregnant right away and women who couldn’t get pregnant once off BCP.  It takes a healthy couple an average of 6-12 months to conceive, depending on age and other factors.  You just don’t know what your body will do until you try.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some women return to ovulating and having a “normal” cycle as soon as they go off BCP (me!), some women don’t get another AF for months after stopping BCP and then resume “normal” cycles, some women have wonky cycles no matter what.  The main thing to take away from all of this is that you have no idea what your body will do off BCP until you do it.  Many women chart to TTA (trying to avoid) after stopping BCP, but of course there is a risk unless you are using the pull-out method or condoms during your fertile window.  If you are worried about having wonky cycles, I would recommend staying on BCP until 3 months before you would like to conceive and then start charting.  That way, you will have 3 months of charting under your belt, have a good idea of your cycle, and have the best knowledge possible to start your TTC journey.  But talk to your doctor – they know best in these cases.

Also – remember, there will always be women who got pregnant right away and women who couldn’t get pregnant once off BCP.  It takes a healthy couple an average of 6-12 months to conceive, depending on age and other factors.  You just don’t know what your body will do until you try.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some women return to ovulating and having a “normal” cycle as soon as they go off BCP (me!), some women don’t get another AF for months after stopping BCP and then resume “normal” cycles, some women have wonky cycles no matter what.  The main thing to take away from all of this is that you have no idea what your body will do off BCP until you do it.  Many women chart to TTA (trying to avoid) after stopping BCP, but of course there is a risk unless you are using the pull-out method or condoms during your fertile window.  If you are worried about having wonky cycles, I would recommend staying on BCP until 3 months before you would like to conceive and then start charting.  That way, you will have 3 months of charting under your belt, have a good idea of your cycle, and have the best knowledge possible to start your TTC journey.  But talk to your doctor – they know best in these cases.

Also – remember, there will always be women who got pregnant right away and women who couldn’t get pregnant once off BCP.  It takes a healthy couple an average of 6-12 months to conceive, depending on age and other factors.  You just don’t know what your body will do until you try.

Post # 6
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1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some women return to ovulating and having a “normal” cycle as soon as they go off BCP (me!), some women don’t get another AF for months after stopping BCP and then resume “normal” cycles, some women have wonky cycles no matter what.  The main thing to take away from all of this is that you have no idea what your body will do off BCP until you do it.  Many women chart to TTA (trying to avoid) after stopping BCP, but of course there is a risk unless you are using the pull-out method or condoms during your fertile window.  If you are worried about having wonky cycles, I would recommend staying on BCP until 3 months before you would like to conceive and then start charting.  That way, you will have 3 months of charting under your belt, have a good idea of your cycle, and have the best knowledge possible to start your TTC journey.  But talk to your doctor – they know best in these cases.

Also – remember, there will always be women who got pregnant right away and women who couldn’t get pregnant once off BCP.  It takes a healthy couple an average of 6-12 months to conceive, depending on age and other factors.  You just don’t know what your body will do until you try.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

wow – is there something wrong with this thread???  I swear I only posted that once.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It really depends on if your cycles were normal and on time before going on bc. I ovulated and got my real period on time after going off bc. Right now, I’m beginning to experience some mild cramping in prep for my next period. Hopefully, it’ll happen on time. Before BC, I was pretty regular at 27-28 days. On BC, I was freakishly regular down to the day/time/flow. Post BC/Pre-TTC, I’m at 27 days so close to what I was before birth control. For me, going off BC was like kicking a drug. My body readjusted in probably the most painful way possible. I lived off of Advil for two weeks. After that and my period, things have gotten better. I’ve heard where sometimes women have no response to going off bc and don’t ovulate for 2 months. Everyone’s different. For me, I ovulated on schedule. Right now, it’s looking like my period’s going to arrive on schedule, so we can plan for our TTC.

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