(Closed) Return to fertility after stopping BCP

posted 7 years ago in TTC
  • poll: I ovulated/got my period after stopping the pill...
    I ovulated 9-12 days after stopping BCPs : (0 votes)
    I ovulated 13-16 days after stopping BCPs : (3 votes)
    12 %
    I ovulated 17-24 days after stopping BCPs : (5 votes)
    20 %
    I ovulated more than 24 days after stopping BCPs : (2 votes)
    8 %
    I got my period 24-28 days after stopping BCPs : (3 votes)
    12 %
    I got my period 29-35 days after stopping BCPs : (7 votes)
    28 %
    I got my period 36-42 days after stopping BCPs : (1 votes)
    4 %
    I got my period more than 42 days after stopping BCPs : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I didn’t ovulate the first two cycles off of Nuva Ring. =/ I basically had to go through puberty again.

    Post # 5
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was on bcp’s for about 14+ years… i started charting right away and ovulated immediately after. I have had really long cycles Since coming off of them, but finding out that they are due to other health issues. A coworker went off bcps after 18 yrs. and was pregnant the same month!! 

    My first two cycles coming off were my shortest, ovulated on time and from there they got longer, but still ovulatory.

    good luck! 

    Post # 6
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t begin charting until the month after I stopped the pill, but my first cycle off the pill was 31 days. From the next month onward, I ovulated on CD16/17.

    Post # 7
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The first cycle I ovulated around day 42 and AF showed on day 53.  The next cycle was 27/42 and this last cycle was 32 days but I’m not sure that I actually ovulated. :-/

    I was on the pill for 15+ years with no break, and switched brands maybe twice.


    Post # 8
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was on BCP for 10 years. I stopped mid-pack, got my period about a month later.

    Post # 9
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was on BCP for 11 years.  I went off August.  I started temping right when I went off, and based on my temps, I am pretty confident I had an anovulation cycle of 29 days. The next cycle, I started pretty heavy bleeding about 14 days after my period.  I was sort of confused… my temps remained pretty steady and all low.  I then read that you can sometimes start bleeding before ovulation, and this appears to be what happened for me because I ovulated about 5 days after 4 days of bleeding.  Got my period 15 days after that – the whole cycle was about 5 to 6 weeks though because delayed ovulation.  Then, I did not ovulate for 2 months!  No period and temps very consistently low…  Got last period 11/7 and ovulated 1/7 based on temps and predictor kit.

    This is basically where my BCP/temp story ends because I got a BFP!  I will say I was really getting discouraged around the holidays because obviously my cycle was completely whacked.  Please try to be patient… I know it is easier said then done, but it does seem to take some time for some of us.  

    Post # 10
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was on BCP for 12/13 years and I ovulated two weeks after stopping and got my period exactly 28 days later.

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