Post # 1
so I went for my annual check-up today and was discussing how FH n I will be TTC after the wedding in Sept…..I want to literally try right after and hopefully conceive in Sept. (I know this may not be possible) BUT she said wait until after the wedding then just go off of the pill and my friend who works at a OB/GYN said go off a month prior and it will increase my chances however I don’t want to be moody or have my monthly friend at my wedding….anyone have any experience with going off the pill and what the side effects are or if things stay normal until the next month when the body realizes it’s not on a pill anymore??
Post # 3
I would follow your doctors advise.
Mainly because are you planning on drinking on your wedding day or around your wedding and will you be having sex before? I want to be in the best pre-conception condition as possible and I don’t want to unknowingly drink when I am already pregnant. So I will be going off after the wedding.
You can most definitely get pregnant RIGHT after going off the pill and I know many people who have accidently thinking that is was low probability. My OB/GYN also said to start trying right after going off the pill and didn’t say anything about diminished chances in the first month.
Post # 4
I’m not sure how it will affect you if being on the pill is normal. For me, once I got off the pill my mood swings decreased and I felt more normal. But as someone who was on her period during her wedding, while it wasn’t a huge problem it would have been nice if it wasn’t a factor. I would stay on the pill until the wedding but it’s very much a personal decision. You have to do what feels right for you and your fiance.
In regards to being more fertile directly after coming off the pill, I don’t think I’ve heard anything concrete proving that but maybe some of the other bees can chime in on that one. You may also want to check out the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It can really help you understand what you’re body is doing and how to best work with it.
Post # 5
I’ve been off and on 3 types of birth control over the past 2 years. Overall, I felt much better not taking anything! Libido was waaay up.
However, my periods were wacky for the first couple of months after I stopped taking anything. Your body is used to being on a strict 28 day cycle.. That might not be what your body “normally” does when off birth control (some women’s cycles may be longer or shorter).
But every woman is different. If it were me, I would stop taking right after the wedding. It may affect you negatively and you def. don’t want that on your big day!
In the big picture, 1-2 months won’t make too much of a difference!
GOOD LUCK 🙂
Post # 6
that’s true my main concerns are def. not conceiving if I have a couple of drinks and also if I happen to be one of those women who have negative side effects I def. do not want it to come between us and our big day…thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 7
I actually got off the pill 2 weeks before the wedding as requested by my OB because my period was going to fall on my wedding week. Doing this brought my period to the week before the wedding. Any side effect that I may have had were the normal effects that I usually receive during the cycle, so I had no problems on the week of the wedding. Exactly like I had wished. I did however, get my period again the weekend after the wedding.
Oh and I should mention that I ended up getting pregnant 2 weeks after the wedding.